I like bookshops.
I like to browse, flicking through books, checking the offers, the new releases.
I like the SMELL of bookshops. They are second only to libraries.
I don't like buying books online. In fact I only buy ANYTHING online if desperate.
I like to support my local bookshop against the onslaught of online book shops.
And they do need support. A nearby one shutdown recently - the owner had got to the stage where he felt that the shop was nothing more than a showroom were people would look at the stock and then stand there and order the thing online using their iPhone!
Anyway, to the point of this post.
Back in June I ordered a book at my local bookshop. The publishers had intended that anyone who wanted it would buy it online, but my reasoning was that if it had an ISBN number then my local shop SHOULD be able to get it.
And I was right.
It arrived today!
I make that just over 4 months.
OK, so I did almost give up a couple of times, but after a while I just wanted to see it through to the end.
The guy in the shop was SOOOooo pleased to give it to me - and he almost believed me when I said that I didn't want it any more...
Have a great weekend!