April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday Thingers on a Wednesday 13 August 2008
This weeks question: Favorite bookstores. What's your favorite bookstore? Is it an online store or a bricks-and-mortar store? How often do you go book shopping? Is your favorite bookstore (or bookstores) listed as a favorite in LT? Do you attend events at local bookstores? Do you use LT to find events?
My favorite bookstore would have to be the Barnes & Noble right across the street from my apartment. I think it wins by default since it's within walking distance, though. lol
Truth be told, I shop there enough that I'm known by name. Actually, it is usually me and 2 friends who are there on a pretty regular basis. We joke about it being like Cheers, where everyone knows your name. I don't necessarily buy something every time I'm in the store, but I do stop by the store frequently. There is just something comforting about a building that big filled with books. I'm sure more people here know what I'm talking about. I do have it listed as a favorite on LT, as well.
As for local events, I try to attend them as I can. My B&N doesn't host too many events, unfortunately, but there are also 2 Schuler Books in town, and they frequently have author readings/signings, so I attend most of my events there. Sometimes my library has events, too, and I try to attend those when possible (for instance, last night the library hosted an author reading with 4 self-published authors who then spoke about what it was like for them to self-publish - hence why my Tuesday Thingers posting is on Wednesday this week).
I generally don't use LT to find events, only because I usually have a pretty idea of what's going on around town already. That, and there is only really one venue in town that uses the Local feature to advertise their events, and it's on the other side of town.