hawkeye (hawkeye7) wrote,

Meme: Favourite bookstores

Gacked from julesjones
Today's question: Favourite bookstores. What's your favourite bookstore? Is it an online store or a bricks-and-mortar store? How often do you go book shopping? Is your favourite bookstore (or bookstores) listed as a favourite in LT? Do you attend events at local bookstores? Do you use LT to find events?

In Canberra:
  • Alexander Fax Booksellers is a small second-hand bookstore specialising in military books at the Mawson shops. Very old fashioned - even has a bookstore cat.

  • Crusader Trading Pty Ltd is a military bookstore. For new books.

  • Dee's Comics in Belconnen. Dee is usually smiling behind the countee. Does standing orders. A small but friendly shop where everyone knows your name.

In Melbourne:
  • Minotaur Books. Been shopping with them since they were a small comic book place in Tattersalls Lane and followed to the Mid City Arcade, Elizabeth Street, Swanson Street, Burke Street and now Elizabeth Street again (in the basement that used to be the MSD). Absorbed the sci fi biz when Space age Books disappeared. Stuff carry comics but now more of a "pop culture megastore" full of kewl stuff.

  • Alternate Worlds in Chapel Street. Carries all the back issues. Shop of choice for comics these days ahead of Minotaur and Comics R Us.

In the United States:
  • Harley Yee Rare Comics in Livonia, MI. When your comic book habit gets serious, Harley is your dealer.

  • Strand Books. 18 miles of books. On the corner of 12th Street and Broadway in NYC. Has an interesting service where they sell books by the foot for those people who just want them to decorate a room. How very American. Cheap!

In the United Kingdom:
  • Foyles in Charing Cross Road, London. has moved into the 21st Century and these days you can even find stuff in the store when you're looking for it.

On the Internet:
  • Amazon has become the source for ordering stuff in. Nice features such as wish lists and recommendations. Wish I could fix their search facility for them. Never seen a firm that needed Name3 more desperately.</a>

  • AddAll is not a bookstore but a search engine over 20 other stores and search engines. I run Perl scripts searching for my obscure wants.

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