Ep 151 Bookstore Expectations

On this episode of Buzzing about Romance Becky is joined by Jenni and Carolina they talk about bookstore experiences and expectations along with thrifting books.   

Romance Term of the Week- Pining Hero- when the guy likes the girl and is pining after her, but the girl is either clueless or for some reason she can’t or won’t readily return the feelings.   

Discussion Topics

  • Feelings when you go to a book store.   
  • The smell? Dopamine release when you are in the book store- or get book mail.   
  • The side scroll- when in the book store  
  • Buying books the same feel online vs in store  

Indie Bookshops- An independent bookstore is a retail bookstore which is independently owned. Usually, independent stores consist of only a single actual store. 

  • 2506 total in the US  
  • Bookshop.org- 2020 Bookshop.org, an online bookstore dedicated to financially supporting independent bookstores, launched due to the pandemic. The independent bookstores received 30% of sales made through the site 

What we see when we walk into a book shop  

  • Layout  
  • Tiktok Tables  
  • Trending Books  
  • Prioritize visibility and accessibility 
  • seating areas 
  • Safe space for Romance Readers – Not all Bookstores are pro romance- Selection – 

Chain Retail Outlets

  • Barnes and Nobles  
  • Target  
  • Online Shopping  
  • ½ Price Books  

Used Bookshops 

  • Thrift Books.com  
  • Free Little Libraries  
  • Garage Sales  

Library Sales  –  

We asked our community other than book what are some things you would like to see in a bookstore 

  • Coffee 
  • Place to sit and read/gather  
  • Drinks- cocktails  
  • Stationary  

Book of the Week

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