Today’s Book Blogger Hop question is: Do you visit indie and/or used bookstores? Also, have you ever worked in any?
Well, I’m not visiting stores right now because: pandemic, but in general I love a used bookstore. I used to live in San Francisco, and one of my favorite places was Green Apple Bookstore. I actually prefer used bookstores to stores selling new books – I like old books in general, and it feels more like a treasure hunt. You never know when you’ll find some amazing old copy of something. I also seem to find books I want to buy more often in used bookstores…maybe because I tend to be more interested in picking up old favorites than buying whatever is new and just-published.
I have never worked in a bookstore, though there have definitely been times in my life when I thought that would be a great job. I don’t enjoy working retail, though, so I don’t know if the fact that it was retail books would actually outweigh the other disadvantages… I’m currently part of an anthology about magic bookstores that will be out later this year, but that’s the closest experience I’ve had to working in bookstores, and it’s fictional!