Hello, everyone! Today I am joining Top Ten Tuesday but not in the normal way. Let’s have a look at the challenge of today’s prompt.
That Artsy Reader Girl | Top Ten Tuesday October 16: Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit
I’m not much of a library person. Don’t misunderstand, I think libraries are fine and there’s nothing wrong with them but since I didn’t grow up going to them, I’ve never developed a fondness for them. Something similar can be said of bookstores. I adore shopping at a bookstore, but I’ve primarily only ever been to Barnes & Noble and before they closed, Borders.
Still, don’t mistake me. If I had the opportunity to see an amazing book landmark, I’m 99.9% sure I’d take it. Below I talk places I’d like to visit, a fantasy destination, and memories of one place I enjoyed visiting. Told you, I’m not doing this week’s list in normal fashion.
Top Ten Tuesday October 16 | Oh the Book Places We’ll Visit
1: Amazon Bookstore | Yes, I know this is a controversial “add” because so many detest Amazon. What can I say? I’m addicted. I buy most of my books through Amazon, though I respect and admire Indie book shops. When I buy as many books as I do (I know, I need to fix this), I tend to opt for the least expensive prices.
2: Belle’s Library | I mean, come on. Fiction or no, we all want to see Belle’s library, right?
3: Downton Barnes & Noble | I’d never been to an “unusual” B&N bookstore, until 1 year or more ago. During a day trip I went to one that was downtown (usual experience number one), and inside, I discovered it was a two-level bookstore, also a new experience.
4: Indie Bookstores | I haven’t visited many “indie” bookstores. It’s not that I don’t like indie shelves or bookstores like Book Outlet, it’s just I find them too disorganized. I like browsing Amazon knowing I’ll find what I seek. Or walking into B&N knowing if I walk to the YA, Inspirational or Fiction sections, chances are high I’ll find what I seek (because usually I’m looking for a new release) in alphabetical order. Nonetheless, in general, I feel like I’d like to visit some Indie shops.
5: Powell’s | I feel like walking into this semi-famous (or is it just famous?) book store would result in an overwhelming sense of “where do I start!?”
6: The Strand | I know next to nothing about this bookstore, but you do see it mentioned now and again. Still, since I would like to someday visit New York (just because), the idea that I wouldn’t also stop at a bookstore is unimaginable.
*no Top Ten Tuesday video this week; click the link to visit the channelWe #travel in this week's #TopTenTuesday (October 16 2018) post! To #bookstores and libraries to be specific. What bookish places do YOU want to visit? Come by and share! Top Ten Tuesday | Oh the Book Places We’ll Visit Click To Tweet
Tell me, what bookish places have you or do you want to visit? I’d love to read all about your wish lists! Tell me about the places you’ve seen or can imagine seeing. Or do you have a favorite bookish space in your corner of the world? Share all the thoughts below.
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