So many fond memories: in high school my friends and I spent many weekend hours at our local Borders discovering gems on the shelves and geeking out together in the café . It was our favorite hangout. My husband and I, when we were dating in college, sometimes changed up our study routine by staking out a table in the café rather than heading off to the library. When my daughter was a toddler and preschooler, she and I may have spent more time reading on the floor of the kids’ section than we did in the library.
I suppose the closure is a good thing for indie bookshops who deserve all the love we can give them. Over the weekend I looked into the Goodwill Bookloft in downtown San Diego and was pleasantly surprised at how well-organized it was and at the great selection. Any place I can score three terrific books for $3 is a place I’ll return to.
When it comes to books, do you have a favorite store where you love to browse? Or are you a dedicated online shopper?