Operating on the assumption that everyone who reads this blog is a wild-eyed booklover, I thought we might talk today about bookstores. What's your favorite bookstore? What makes a good bookstore? Do you think Barnes and Noble is as good as it gets (they do, after all, carry Moleskine notebooks and they sell Godiva chocolate at the cash registers), or do you love little indie stores where the coffee is free and overstuffed chairs can be found in quiet corners?
Do you ask for book recommendations from salespeople, or do you prefer to be left alone to explore? Do you like everything neatly organized, or is it more exciting when you never know what you might stumble across next?
If you're in love with your neighborhood bookstore, please tell us all about it. And if you haven't yet found the perfect bookstore, why not "design" it right now and share it with us?