This week’s Booking Through Thursday question is:
One of my favorite bookstores burned down last weekend, and while I only got to visit there while I was on vacation, it made me stop and think.
What would you do if, all of a sudden, your favorite source of books was unavailable?
Whether it’s a local book shop, your town library, or an internet shop … what would you do if, suddenly, they were out of business? Devastatingly, and with no warning? Where would you go for books instead? What would you do? If it was a local business you would try to help out the owners? Would you just calmly start buying from some other store? Visit the library in the next town instead? Would it be devastating? Or just a blip in your reading habit?
I shop at Borders for 95% of the books I buy. I’m sorry, but Borders is covers and spines above B&N. Amazon’s okay, but I like to feel a book, hold it, sniff it. I guess if Borders went out of business I’d just make do.
Things like Bookmooch and ARCs from publishers has slowed down my book buying, so Borders going out of business would be a bummer but it certainly wouldn’t be devestating.
I’m not really a library girl, so the library burning down would just make me happy that perhaps my local Borders would make a little bit more money. JO-king.
Basically this scenario would just be a blip in my reading habit. At this point, I have enough books to last me well over 2 years without having to buy any more books.
How long would you be able to go without buying books? One year? Two years? By this I mean new-to-you books, not books you could re-read.
Don’t forget to enter my 14 book giveaway! You have until this Saturday (July 12th) to enter and/or finish up your additional entries. Good luck! I WILL be picking five winners!