Yummy bookstores

  1. Okay you've got me talking about coffee. Now onto the next best thing. Tell me about your favorite bookstores. Chains, alternative, underground, communist, trade, whatever floats your boat -- I wanna hear about it.

    Is it just me, or is it getting warm in here?:roll :roll :roll
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  3. by   dharma143
    my favorite is barnes & nobles. you can go there & move in for the day. only requirement is comfy clothes. i'll grab a few & sit on the floor, so i don't lose track of where i pulled them from..... then after a while, i slip over for a nice coffee & scone for a recharge- - -then it's back to the isles. if i'm cash-flow deficient, i just jot down the isb# & then order it from the library if they don't have it yet. once i asked someone what the time was? answer was quarter till. my next ? was quarter till what??????? dharma
  4. by   Zee_RN
    Barnes & Noble definitely. I never get out of there without spending at least $80. It's one of the reasons I go to work!! To buy books!! Usually I have my kids along, so they contribute to the expense too. One of these school days, I'm gonna drive there by MYSELF and spend the whole day in B&N!

    Online, I like B&N and Amazon.com but Half.com will get you some great books at a fraction of the cost. They act as brokers for people selling their used books. And you can sometimes find old or out-of-print books there. I bought a book for my mother-in-law entitled "In The Shadow of His Wings" about a priest who was inducted into the Nazi army as an SS man...written in 1964 so not easy to find but I found it at Half.com. Original issue yet.
  5. by   futureccrn
    Nah, I like Borders better! The Borders in my area is busy even at 10pm on Saturday night and they have the yummiest fruit smoothies! I love the banana ones!
  6. by   USA987
    Borders!!!! My girlfriends and I end up there once a month on our Mom's Night Out. Funny thing is, I don't think our DH's believe that's where we really go.....

    Happy reading!
  7. by   nursegoodguy
    We use to have a bookstore across from the University that had all sorts of old books that you could browse... They also sold espresso! Mmmmmmm You could find a niche and sip your espresso while thumbing through the pages of an old book... Great thing in the fall!
  8. by   researchrabbit
    I love Barnes & Noble (could live there if they'd let me!). But any bookstore will do in a pinch!
  9. by   Mkue
    i honestly mostly use barnes and noble and amazon. i buy new and used. i just ordered two nursing books from barnes and noble, free shipping and they arrived in 2 days.

  10. by   jennyej
    Barnes & Noble is my favorite place. Its the closest too or it probably would be Half priced book store. I love it there.
  11. by   adrienurse
    We have no Barnes and Noble or Borders where I live. I think that Borders and Chapters here have the same parent company. I used to enjoy going to Chapters, but it seems to have no soul. The big mega-bookstoreness of it turns me off. What i do like about them is that it's easy to order in titles and you don't have to pay shipping. They've been having some financial trouble post 9/11 and what do they do? They take away most of the comfy chairs so that people will buy more instead of browse. I mean, if that isn't a sin, it should be.

    My heart goes out to my McNally Robinson. It is a sucessful local company. Love to go there and browse. They have the commen and uncommon favorites. When I go in there I always spend money -- whether I like it or not. They have an interesting music section, sell wonderful cards and lovely gifts. Wonderful caf in the back. They really support local writers and have a lot of readings and sometimes host bands.

    Even though I haven't been a student there I still love going to the University of Manitoba bookstore. It is huge and has a regular section that is as big as the textbook section. Sell great gifts and art supplies too. Great section for nursing texts as well. All this talk is making me drool.
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i like to browse in books-a-million.
  13. by   CashewLPN
    hmm.... theres a shakespeare and co. that is down past wall st in downtown manhattan.... its small, but nice.... but, I'm a huge fan of the barnes and nobles on staten island, and, also, theres a used book store/junk shop down by the ferry that I absolutely love.... used books beat new books to a bloody pulp... (I collect old books-- I have a few hundred....)
  14. by   Zee_RN
    For some reason, the Borders near us has a smaller selection than the Barnes & Noble. They both have nice coffee shop areas. I just usually find what I want at B&N and not necessarily at Borders. However, I like the computer that are spaced throughout Borders where you can look up titles & authors and see if the book is in stock. I do wish B&N had that same feature in their store. It would help, though, if Borders had more in stock!