When we were in San Francisco several years ago we stumbled on a book store on our way back to our hotel after dinner.
It had three floors of stock, comfortable leather chairs, a cafe and loos. I wondered if I’d died and gone to heaven.
I don’t remember it’s name but I still have the collection of Erma Bombeck books I bought there.
That was before the days of internet shopping and while I do use Fishpond, and find it very good for sourcing books no longer available in shops, I still prefer to buy from a shop.
My favourite bookshop closer to home is the University Bookshop in Dunedin and I can always rely on my local Paper Plus in Oamaru to give good service.
Today I’m grateful for bookshops.