The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.

It depends on what you mean by “local bookstore.” We have a Barnes and Noble in Johnson City, TN, and of course it has all the new books. If “local bookstore” means a locally owned shop, then the answer is not really. We have a wonderfully old and dusty Moody Bookstore which isn’t even fully lighted and I can wander into darkened shelves and find some interesting old books. I enjoy those expeditions very much.

My second hometown, Bryson City, has a bookstore owned by the local library where they sell extra books and donated books, and proceeds benefit the library. They sometimes have new books. I would like to donate some of my ARCs to them, but they all say “not for resale” so I’m not sure if I can.

Comment below and tell me about your local bookshop.

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  1. We have a nice local bookstore on the other side of town, but it’s difficult to park, and it’s close to the University, so I rarely go there. I love my Kindle, so I rarely buy/read physical books.

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  2. There’s no bookstore in my town, independent or chain, which makes me very sad. It’s like a 15 mile drive, and a trip into a shopping mall (which I HATE!) to get to a chain store. Plenty of charity shops where I can pick up a second-hand book, but for anything new I have to order online

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    1. This has made me determined to seek out independent bookstores wherever they may be and order from them online if they offer that. I may go on a bookstore road trip at some point and blog it. Wouldn’t that be cool?


  3. We don’t get to an actual bookstore often. When we do, it’s usually the Books-A-Million about an hour away. They make new releases pretty easy to find, and they do a decent job of having a variety of new releases, not just the “big names.” They don’t always have everything I’m looking for, though, so I still order online a good bit.

    We do have an independent bookstore about 30 minutes the other side of town. We need to go there more often!


  4. There is no bookstores near me that have new releases. Wandering through an old bookstore sounds like fun! I just find it easier to order online. Have a great week!

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