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TOPIC: Bookshops
#193478
Green Man

Bookshops 1 Week ago  
Reading my favourite pastime next to the outdoors.

Now when I browse through books in Waterstones in the UK or Barnes and Nobles in the USA. Why is ever book damaged or like someone's eaten a sandwich off them ?


When I buy books second hand on Amazon or eBay they are pretty much in mint condition. These days I get them direct from the publishers.
 
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#193479
Re:Bookshops 1 Week ago  
I don't find that; I patronise Daunt Books; Waterstones (the Dorking one is excellent) and indie stores.
 
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#193481
wyot

Re:Bookshops 1 Week ago  
Nope, never found that either Green Man. What part of the UK do you live in so I can avoid your branch of Waterstones?
 
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#193482
Barney

Re:Bookshops 1 Week ago  
I use the Dorking Waterstones too

Then park and shop in Waitrose


A pint in the Spotted Dog

Before a walk on Box Hill



 
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#193484
hedda

Re:Bookshops 1 Week ago  
I lurve book shops. I lurve books. Especially new ones. Book shops are really so exciting.

Love libraries as well..fortunately Sydney has superb ones. Probably because the colonialists needed to keep themselves occupied when they weren't fending off murderous Koalas.

Love my new car which has a CD player that works (so rare)..libraries full of talking books as well. Wonderful.
 
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#193495
Green Man

Re:Bookshops 6 Days, 18 Hours ago  
wyot wrote:
Nope, never found that either Green Man. What part of the UK do you live in so I can avoid your branch of Waterstones?

I don't live in UK now but I do travel around British Isles for work. I had to travel to Hampshire last week. Popped in to several branches around county. I found it astonishing how many books were in a used condition, or in bad nick.


Hedda I agree I have a vast library in both my properties and my little secret hideaway in USA.

My daughter's are always lending me their religious books and biographies, in which I read out of politeness and curiousity.

I'm currently reading more about the bow hunter Fred Bear. I despise trophy hunting but times have changed since these books were published.
 
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