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Big Chain Stores

Does anyone else get overwhelmed by big chain bookstores? I'm fine if I'm going in for a particular book or subject but I find browsing stresses me out a bit. There are too many choices; too many colours; too many covers clamoring for attention. Reading is such an intimate act and it feels strange to pick out books in a store that has more in common with the GAP than with a library.

I spent forty minutes wandering like a lost lamb, picking up the occasional book and putting it back down, before giving up in defeat.
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  • Three Men In A Boat

    Three Men In A Boat: To Say Nothing Of the Dog by Jerome K. Jerome The adventures of three men, and a fox terrier, making preparations for and on a…

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