Wednesday, January 11

i read stuff too

I've been a loyal patron of Barnes and Noble and for several years now. Don't get me wrong, I do understand the plight of the independent bookstore owner, but most specialize in used books. I don't do well in used book stores. The few I've been in are extremely cramped, which doesn't appeal to my definition of personal space, and often smell musty, which usually causes an allergic reaction and I have to leave for fear of sneezing all over the merchandise and possibly other patrons since the space is so small.

However, today I discovered my new favorite, independent, new and used bookstore. Powell's at All the personal space my laptop can provide and whatever non-musty environment that has an internet connection I choose!

I googled the author of the current book I'm reading, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, and found that Powell's has a whole listing of author interviews and includes with each interview other book selections of similar appeal. Within 5 minutes I found about 15 books I want to read. They also have a BLOG and a Bookcast! I LOVE THIS PLACE!

To top it off, under Browse Sections they have a sidebar titled Find Books with common online book sales link such as Award Winners, Book Clubs, Staff Picks and... Harry Potter. Yes. They have an entire section dedicated to Harry Potter!

Yep, this is my new favorite.


At 2:50 PM, Blogger jelena said...

speaking of books...what's the latest and greatest on the book club?


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