Thursday, July 10, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday July 10, 2008
One of my favorite bookstores burned down last weekend, and while I only got to visit there while I was on vacation, it made me stop and think.
What would you do if, all of a sudden, your favorite source of books was unavailable?
Whether it’s a local book shop, your town library, or an internet shop … what would you do if, suddenly, they were out of business? Devastatingly, and with no warning? Where would you go for books instead? What would you do? If it was a local business you would try to help out the owners? Would you just calmly start buying from some other store? Visit the library in the next town instead? Would it be devastating? Or just a blip in your reading habit?

WOW, it made my heart flutter when I read about a book store burning down. It makes me so sad to think of all those books destroyed. As far as where I would go to get books - I have so many places that I get books that I would just go to another place. I have book store, eBay, Goodwill, the library (and we have three libraries with 10 miles of my house), swap with friends and family and one of my favorites:

So, although I would be very sad to see any of my favorite book stores or libraries close I would find another place very quickly. And, will all the books I have at home I could probably read for a year without leaving home!

1 comment:

Smilingsal said...

I have a pile to read also, so I wouldn't sweat it.