The online world of ordering books is pretty much common place. Don’t get me wrong, it’s convenient especially when you know what you want.
However, there’s nothing like browsing in a bookstore. There’s an ambience – I feel comfortable and relaxed. I like to pick up a book and turn it over in my hands – read the blurb, feel the cover; leaf through it to get a sense of the writing.
Of course, I find it difficult to decide. There are so many I want. Is it expensive to buy two or three or more books? Generally, one book is no costlier than a main meal at an average restaurant, yet the enjoyment of a good book lasts so much longer- don’t you think?
Instead of dying out as so many predicted, new bookstores are springing up everywhere. I’ve been into a few lately and was surprised to see what bustling places they are.
I’m even more excited now that my book, Climbing the Coconut Tree is available in two wonderful bookstores.
And pick up two or three books while you’re there.