I got to hang out at a bookstore this morning, in anticipation for a live shot that never happened. It must have been something to do with the storms out to the west, but our signal just wasn’t getting through. However, that didn’t stop us from doing the story about Dan Brown’s new book, The Lost Symbol. He’s the same guy who wrote The Da Vinci Code, and that sold 81 million copies. You can check out the story we did about his latest novel here.
One of my absolute favorite places to just be is a bookstore. I can always find some section that suits whatever mood I’m in, whether it’s looking for a new mystery, checking out the self-help books, or looking for cards to send to friends. And, of course, there’s the coffee shop section, where I can go with my new book and get a head start over a latte before I even leave the store. Maybe it’s a sense that time stops when you’re looking at books. It feels like a perfectly legal place for me to spend an entire hour, doing nothing but reading. And, it’s a feeling I can’t get online, even though that’s a quicker and easier way to buy books.
What is your book-buying, or even book-browsing, strategy?