Bookstore Appreciation with New Society Publishers

by: Sara on 06/12/2014
Posted in: Community , Education , Events

The smell, the touch, the sound, the sight, the taste…okay, maybe I got carried away with that last one, but there is something to be said for handling a book, new or old--from the anticipation created by a great cover, to the creak of the spine to the smell of the pages. And what better place to indulge the senses than surrounded by hundreds – or thousands – of texts in a well-worn chair at your favorite local bookstore?

Treasure filled shelves at Eagle HArbo Book CO on Bainbridge Island

I’ll admit, shopping online is convenient, but for me it has never captured the feeling of adventure I get when I enter a newly discovered bookstore or an old favorite. I may walk in knowing what I’m looking for, but chances are I leave with something entirely different: a treasure among treasures. When I’m in a bookstore it is as though time stands still. The world is at my fingertips and I can take as long as I want. I am sure the word “browse” was created in a bookstore–and I know that I won’t get “timed out” and have to start my search again.

The first bookshops date back centuries, and there is a reason for this; it’s something that the online experience can’t quite replace.

You won't find this online

We’d like to hear from you about your favorite bookstore and why. If you can send in a picture, the name and city, we will post as many as we can on our social media sites in the coming months and enter you to win a New Society book of your choice.

“The Bookshop has a thousand books,
 All colors, hues, and tinges,
 And every cover is a door
 That turns on magic hinges.”
 ― Nancy Byrd Turner

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