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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.

If you live in Melbourne wander into-:
Jeffreys Books, 140 Glenferrie Road, Malvern (  or
Benns Books, 437 Centre Road Bentleigh.(

And pick up two or three books while you’re there.

7 thoughts on “Bookstores

  1. Peter Lingard August 10, 2016 / 3:11 pm

    Must be very satisfying. I’d take a selfie of me and my book in the store.

    Liked by 1 person

    • S.C Karakaltsas August 10, 2016 / 3:37 pm

      Ooh I’m a bit shy about doing that. But feel free to go in and take your own selfie.:)


  2. reocochran August 18, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    I was so sad when our local independent bookstore closed!


  3. kjw616 August 22, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    How did you get it in there? I would love to see mine in a small store but am uncertain how to do it?


    • S.C Karakaltsas August 23, 2016 / 5:55 am

      I just asked, said I was a local author and I was shocked when they said yes.


      • kjw616 August 26, 2016 / 3:49 am

        Wow! Thought it would be something more difficult. I guess it doesn’t hurt to ask.

        Liked by 1 person

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