posted on Nov, 7 2018 @ 04:05 PM
a reply to: CJCrawley
I'm not offended at all. I've got some great friends that own bookstores.
The bigger stores are just doing their corporate thing. Patronize the smaller ones, and you won't be nearly as overwhelmed by the same few authors.
Sure, I can get books online, but I like going to my friends and asking their recommendations, etc., and I spend a few bucks more in appreciate of
that knowledge. I also like that I can often get used versions of books there, and sell mine back for a little bit.
That said, I know a few authors too. I always chat with Timothy Zahn when he's in town (one of my store owner friends is chummy with him, so I try and
come by when he's here). If you don't know him, he wrote some excellent Star Wars novels, including the best of all, the Thrawn series.
I love books. I wish more folks did.
edit on 7-11-2018 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)