Welcome to The Sunday Salon post. The Sunday Salon is hosted by Readerbuzz.
What other bookish things did you do?
I shopped at Barnes and Noble yesterday. I shopped for books in person! Not online! Woohoo.
I miss the days of B. Dalton and Waldenbooks. These were smallish bookstores located in shopping malls. They both officially closed their stores in 2010, 2011. However, many of their stores had already closed before those years. They closed when Barnes and Noble and Amazon came along. Actually, Walmart helped their demise too. I believe there were other reasons. For example, there were less people shopping in malls. Other stores were more often frequented like Kmart, Walmart, and Target where people could purchase books.
I’m thankful for public libraries. Free book access in person and in e-books.
It feels really good to walk around in a store filled with books. It feels good to hold a book. It feels good to smell a book.
I noticed all the beautiful leather journals and other types of journals have been removed. This had been a reason to shop at Barnes and Noble in person as I’m particular about the kind of writing journal I purchase. I prefer to see it in person before purchase.
The book I bought is a collection of four stories Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote of his famous sleuth, Sherlock Holmes.
The stories under one cover are A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Valley of Fear.
A link to the book at Barnes and Noble.
What is your favorite/preferred way to look at books or buy books?
Do you go to libraries?
Enjoy the weekend!