Best Book Seller
by Patrick Austin
What makes a good book store? What are the characteristics of the best book seller? In my experience,
it should be a place that offers a wide variety of subject matter
in an easy-to-find manner. The prices shouldnt be exorbitant
and the atmosphere needs to be calm and relaxing. If you go into
a bookstore thats filled with hustle and bustle, you should
try another store. Why? Well, when youre picking a book,
you should have the ability to read some of the material and focus
on what it is about. You cant really do this in a loud setting.
In my humble opinion, these are the best book sellers
#1 Best Book SellerYour
Technically the library doesnt sell books. But that should
be a positivethe books are free! All you have to do is sign
up for a library card (again, at no cost). In my experience, a
public library offers a great selection of books on virtually
every subject; and you cant beat the atmosphere. When you
walk in, its very quiet and business like. I believe people
who go to the library have a true love for books and wont
intrude upon someone who is trying to figure out which book is
right for them. The only drawback of going to the library is that
their selection can get a little outdated. Dont expect to
get the hottest best seller at your library (at least until some
time has passed from its release).
#2 Best Book SellerAmazon/Borders
These two giants have come together to form a book goliath.
You cant beat their selection and convenience. If you dont
want to go to a Borders to pick up your novel, you can order it
on Amazon. This was a very smart partnership. They also offer
CDs, DVDs, textbooks, and toys for children. If youve been
to a Borders, you have to be impressed by their computerized book-finder.
All you need to provide is the name of the author, or the name
of the book and it will provide you with information on how to
find it. It can get rather crowded at Borders, so the atmosphere
isnt that great, so thats where Amazon comes in. You
can find the same book on the web and have it sent directly to
you. If you want to find a book for cheap, Amazon has an auction
section that allows you to find books at bargain basement prices.
Convenience is the real key with this best book seller.
#3 Best Book SellerBarnes and Noble
This is another major book chain. They offer a great variety
of books, and like Borders/Amazon, they sell CDs, DVDs,
and textbooks. The Barnes and Noble stores offer a good atmosphere.
Its not as quiet as a library, but its better than
a Borders store. They also have a web site where you can purchase
items online, but they dont have an auction section (at
least not yet).
If none of those cuts it, continue your best book seller search
Mr. Austin is a freelance writer who covers sports and health for a number of web sites including RealGM.com, Hoopsworld.com, and Fanstop.com. He currently also covers entertainment and sports for Vainquer magazine.