The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Crazy-For-Books and is currently being hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. Every Friday, a new question is posted for book bloggers to answer in the coming week. The purpose of the hop is connection and community. You can discover new blogs to follow, new books to read, and you may end up with some new followers, as well!
This Week’s Question
Is it difficult to find new books in local bookstores?
Submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer.
I think this definitely depends on where you live. Where we live now, I have no issues finding new releases in my local bookstores! There are also a metric ton of bookstores around here because I live near a big city. Boston itself has a good crop of indie bookstores that are wonderful and definitely carry a lot of popular new releases. Even out in the suburbs where I live, though, the bookstores are rather well-stocked.
Case in point, just today, my family and I went to check out a bookstore near us called An Unlikely Story. Someone at work told me about it because it’s owned by the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. I thought my kid would love to see it and I was right! It was such a quaint little story with a great stock of children’s and middle grade books. Even though the adult and young adult sections were a bit smaller, they still had quite a few new releases that I’ve been excited to pick up.
Now, where I lived in New Mexico, we didn’t have a local indie bookstore. We didn’t even have a Barnes & Noble! The closest B&N was an hour and a half drive (one way) from our small town. I will say it typically had any new release I was looking for, but the drive was a bit prohibitive. There was a Wal-Mart that had books, of course, but it was a crap shoot whether or not it would have a new release I wanted. If it was from a super popular author, it would probably be there. If not… good luck.
This is yet another reason that I’m so glad we moved!