Tuesday Thingers - August 12, 2008
Today's question: Favorite bookstores. What's your favorite bookstore? Is it an online store or a bricks-and-mortar store? How often do you go book shopping? Is your favorite bookstore (or bookstores) listed as a favorite in LT? Do you attend events at local bookstores? Do you use LT to find events?
I really wish that we had a great bookstore in this area. Since we don't, I tend to purchase most of my books from Amazon.com. When I'm in Knoxville, I enjoy going to McKay Used Books and CDs. I also visit Borders and Barnes & Noble there. Those are big chains, but they have great selections. I sometimes go to Hargreaves which is a small independent book store. There is a Carpe Librum that has been around for a little while but that I've not had time to visit yet. I like the Discount Christian Books store on Highway 66 between Kodak and Sevierville, and there's a little bookstore in the "Red Roof" mall in Pigeon Forge where you can sometimes find some great buys. I recently was introduced to White Pine Books which is within 20 miles of my home. (I definitely prefer McKay's though.)
I shop at Amazon fairly regularly. (It is rather convenient. I just click, and I'm there. My books arrive in 2 business days and sometimes as early as the next day.) I go book shopping in Knoxville about once a month or so.
I have attended some bookstore events, but since they are a distance from my home, I don't frequent them. I have viewed the events on LibraryThing Local, but I have not attended anything as a result of it.