I’ve decided to participate in the 15 Day Book Blogger challenge hosted by Good Books and Good Wine. This is definitely a move-at-your-own-pace challenged(which is AWESOME), so even though April did her challenge a month or two ago, she left the linkys opened. Yay! I should also note that I’m not doing these EVERY day–I might do one or two a week. I’m too much of a scheduler to try and do all fifteen days in a row!
Day 6: Shopping for the Books!
I love this question, because like the
neurotic strange dynamic person that I am, I have a VERY specific book buying routine. First of all, I shop for books in a variety of places. I hardly ever order online(except Kindle books), because I LOVE browsing bookstores. And my routines change for different places.
For used book stores, all my organization goes out the window(because I have yet to be in a well-organized used bookstore, which is part of their charm), but for other stores, there’s a specific way. And it changes from store to store.
For Barnes & Nobles, I start at the bargain book section. Then, social sciences. Then the B&N leatherbound/classic section. Then YA, then children’s, then general literary fiction. I hardly ever buy a book more than $10, so I very seldom actually buy books at B&N, but I like to think I will. And I ALWAYS check out the stationary section on the way out.
I do most of my in-store shopping at my local Hastings. I start at the “New in the used” sections, then clearance, then social sciences, then literary fiction, then science fiction, then YA. And I look for the green USED Hastings sticker.
Then, once I have a handful of books, I give myself a limit. Am I only spending 15 dollars today? Twenty? Ten? Then I sit in a chair and figure out how to buy as many of the books in my hand for that price. Yup, I’m an economical shopper.
So how do you shop for books?