Musing Mondays (Feb 2)

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about book stores…

How do you choose what do buy from your local bookstore? Do you have a list, or just browse? What is the selection in your book store like? Do you find what you're looking for? Do you feel pressured to buy the kind of books the store makes prominent? (question courtesy of MizB)

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks




Well as I'm on a book ban this year, not buying as many books, I haven't stepped into a book store to be able to answer this question.
...yeah, I didn't buy that either :)
I tend to be a book store browser more than anything else - which is, for me, a bad thing. If I look, I find, and if I find then I tend to buy. It's much safer for me to go browse in the library. Because of this browsing, I don't usually have an issue with the selection at the two book stores in our local shopping centre. Having said that though, there are times when I've wanted a specific book and not been able to get it there. When I'm looking for something specific, I usually buy online at Fishpond.
I wouldn't say that I feel 'pressured' to buy the books that are on display (both stores are still feauring a pretty prominent Twilight display) but I do always look at what's being hi-lighted, as well as have a look at their best-seller shelves.

39 comments :

Melody said...

Happy Monday!

Here's my answer. :)

Bluestocking said...

Hi! Rebecca!

Here's Mine

Musing Monday

debbiesworld said...

Hi Rebecca,
I listed my answer here: http://debbiesworld.wordpress.com/2009/02/01/musing-mondays-feb-2/

I'm trying to limit my book spending too so I've been practically living at the library and lurking around the New Arrivals shelves.

Kim said...

Great question. I am limiting my book spending, but three of my favorite authors have books coming out in the next couple of months and they are the ones I always buy hardbacks of!
My post is here:
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-about-book-stores.html

BooksPlease said...

Good question. Here's my answer.

Jo said...

Trying tolimit spendin on books doesn't never goes very well for me! Mine is HERE

Mary said...

Here's my post.

gautami tripathy said...

Like the question!


Here are my musings

Beth F said...

Mine's up here/

Thanks for hosting.

Steph said...

Good Morning!!

http://steph3891.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays.html

wendy said...

For everything there is a season and for every book a place of retrieval. My not so poetic answer
here

MizB said...

Hey, Rebecca -- thanks for using the question! And, great timing, too, as I got to go book shopping this past weekend, and loved being able to share about my finds! :D
Here's my post:
http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2009/02/02/musing-mondays-feb2/

PS... How are you liking City of Ember? I just watched the movie a couple of weekends ago, when hubby rented it for us -- hadn't heard of it before that!

elizabethwillse said...

Here's mine!

http://elizabethwillse.wordpress.com/2009/02/02/musing-monday-bookstores/

Jessica said...

Happy Monday!

My answer!

writemeg said...

I'm up, too!

Thanks!

Ruthie said...

My answer's up here.

Happy Monday!

Joyful Days said...

Oh no...I'd not seen Fishpond before. That is one dangerous place!

I'm new, hope it's okay if I join. My response is here

Sunny said...

Great question! Mine is up!

Lisa said...

Mines up now. Happy Monday!

Nely said...

Here's my MM post

http://bookwormygirl.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays.html

♥ Nely

Yooperchick said...
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Yooperchick said...

Good Monday Morning!

http://ilovemybooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays.html

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

A book ban - never! :) I've been pretty good and staying out of the bookstore for the past month. But I can't pass up the book aisle in the grocery store without looking and maybe buying one or two. But that is a lot less than the 5 to 10 books I get at a time from the book stores.

Mine post is up now.

www.mytwoblessings.blogspot.com

Tim said...

Mine is actually up early for a change.

Erika Lynn said...

Happy Monday! Here is my answer
http://kissmybook.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays.html

Matt said...

Mine is up. Happy Monday!

Karen Montgomery said...

Here is my post: http://mybeetlebugs.blogspot.com/. I hope it is okay, since I don't go into bookstores because I go book crazy.

Bobbi said...

Great prompt, MizB! Here's my post:
My Muse and Me

Dar said...

Great question. Mine's up here:

http://peekingbetweenthepages.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays-feb-2.html

Susan said...

I do like talking about shopping. . . my post

BookPsmith said...

Great question Miz B...here is my answer...

http://bookpsmith.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays-2209.html

purplg8r said...

Here's mine:

http://purplg8r-somanybooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays-february-2-2009.html

sheerysplace said...

Fun question(s). here's my post:

http://sheerysplace.livejournal.com/8223.html

stateofdenmark2 said...

What a great question! Mine is up:
http://stateofdenmark2.wordpress.com

One Girl's Opinion said...

Happy Monday! Here is my musing ... http://bellsforstacy.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays.html

caite said...

Late to the game...butHERE is my first first foray into Musing Monday.

miaomiao said...

here's mine

http://begitubegini.blogspot.com/2009/02/mm090202-buying-books.html

marineko said...

It's already Wednesday, but here it is: http://marineko.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays-bookstores.html

Literary Feline said...

My response is up!