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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

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 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.



  • Guess I'd have to claim Amazon as my favorite too. Now when I lived in Richmond, it was another matter... Borders, Barnes and Noble.

    By Blogger Lindsay, at 3:08 PM  

  • Carpe Librum is quite a clever name for a bookstore. I'd have to go for the name alone. :-D

    By OpenID thekoolaidmom, at 3:25 PM  

  • *Carpe Librum* what a great name for a bookstore!

    By OpenID sheistoofondofbooks, at 5:36 PM  

  • I do hope to make it sometime, but a lot of the time, I go to Knoxville on Friday night after work. I meet a friend to eat, and then we head to the bookstores (and anywhere else we need to go). Unfortunately, Carpe Librum is just a "little off the beaten path" (as is Hargreaves).

    By Blogger Lori Thornton, at 7:00 PM  

  • Amazon is my number one :) You're right- it's just so easy to click and buy!

    By Blogger Kathleen, at 9:05 PM  

  • Yes, it is. My "trigger finger" got happy tonight and clicked on a few in my wish list!

    By Blogger Lori Thornton, at 10:34 PM  

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