If you are a bookworm today, you would probably be carrying your Kindle around with you all the while. And while it does make carrying books easier, it does beg the question – do we still need bookshops today?
More and more people believe that the era of bookstores is coming to an end. All the info we need can be accessed online, why go to the shop? But there are also many people who will never agree with this.
Yes, you could buy and download all the books you need on your e-book reader, but nothing can replace a chance to go to the quiet bookshop you like and spend their hours just looking through new editions. And who can forget the smell of them? It’s a booklover’s delight, any day!
People keep coming to bookstores simply for the atmosphere: quiet and orderly rooms, polite and helping personnel, soft chairs for comfortable sitting and browsing through the book you liked or viewing attractive photo albums.
Many bookshops in Newfoundland now combine selling books with some related products such as writing accessories, table games, and puzzles. To increase profitability, some also create a unique atmosphere combining a shop with a cafe.
If you are an active reader and still like the good old books, here are some places where you can find them in Newfoundland.
This bookshop is situated at 44 Maple Valley Rd #30, Corner Brook. The staff is very friendly and offers the visitors extensive knowledge of their products. Most clients like the calm and friendly atmosphere. Everything is neatly organized, so customers usually have no problem finding what they are looking for.
Even if some problems arise, the staff will quickly solve any. If you don’t find what you need, you can order it from their website, and it will be delivered to the store for free.
This bookstore is located at 70 Kenmount Rd, St. John’s. Readers love to spend hours here. They just grab a coffee from the Starbucks that is in the store and wander through the shelves to find something amazing to read.
The staff is friendly, easily approachable and very knowledgeable. They can find exactly what you’re looking for, or help you find something if you’re not sure of what you want. Chapters can be used by anyone looking for a quiet place to read or choosing a present for someone special!
The store is situated at 208 Duckworth St, St. John’s. Elaine’s Books is a beautiful place to browse for a book. Book lovers can find many hidden treasures here. Elaine’s keen sense of literary value is well demonstrated in the excellent selection she has chosen to stock. This is a wonderful bookstore. Elaine’s Books have additional value in the local community due to occasional concerts and readings.
If you are in Newfoundland, don’t forget to pay a visit to one of them!
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