Monday, January 16, 2006

Barnes&Noble Observation

I stopped at Barnes & Noble tonight, and spent about a half hour trying to locate several books I was interested in purchasing.

I ended up going home without buying anything.

Why?

I couldn't find the books. Just before Christmas I bought several books at Barnes & Noble, and saw several books I wanted to purchase for later. Now I can't find these titles!

It's not that the books I want are out of print, or that they're not popular enough to stock.

I'm becoming disappointed with Barnes & Noble. In a way they're the Macdonald's of the bookstore industry. There aren't a lot of bookstores in the Springfield, Illinois area, but still we deserve better than this.

I guess it off to Amazon.com I go!

1 comment:

BlogFreeSpringfield said...

I rarely buy anything at B&N that isn't on the discount shelves. Amazon is just a much better deal. The one thing that a brick and mortar book store can offer is the ability to browse through the titles. For whatever reason, I don't feel like browsing when I'm in there.

I used to love going to Apple Tree records because the people who worked there would talk to you about what you were looking for and suggest titles based on your tastes. That doesn't happen too often in retail anymore. Maybe it's time for the blogoshpere to take over.

So to you Jerome, I recommend The Code of the Woosters by PG Wodehouse. It's British humor at its finest.

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