Welcome to My Very Own Book Store

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This Week’s Topic: Imagine you get to open your own bookstore. What would it look like? What kinds of books would you sell?

I’m all for space age with this. While I do like the quaint and cosy feel of a more traditional book store where you can smell thatΒ unique, antique paper odour, being a huge fan of ebooks, I’d much prefer to own a bookstore where you have a jukebox type system for selecting books. Imagine each book-jukebox being assigned a genre. You scroll through covers and read the blurbs and when you like a book, you can download a free sample to your Kindle/Nook/iPad and then retire to the epic lounge area to commence reading (In my head I imagine androids on roller-skates serving tea and coffee to patrons). I’d sell fiction and specialise in science fiction and fantasy of all subgenres. And, of course, a name is most important. My book store would be calledΒ Hidden Worlds.

So maybe something like this but with more of a retro jukebox-ish vibe rather than just boring screen.

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What would your bookstore look like?

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  • Rebekah Faubion

    Fun, future thinking place. Love it!

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Thanks πŸ˜‰

  • WOW I love this idea. Really different and forward-looking. I like the idea of making the bookstore focus on being a place for people to work and interact. And Hidden Worlds, what a GREAT name!

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Thank you πŸ™‚ now if only I had pots of money to open this store…

  • Jessica Silverstein

    I hope that bookstores do find a way to evolve as e-reading becomes more popular. Now, you just have to get someone to develop a way for authors to “sign” e-books–with touch-screen tablets, it couldn’t be that hard…

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Agreed! I’m sure someone will figure it out.

  • What a unique idea! I think this would be totally fun, an experience really. πŸ™‚

    • Suzanne_Writer

      πŸ™‚

  • Alyssa McKendry

    This is so cool! I love the idea of the androids serving tea and coffee too! LOL πŸ™‚

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Hehehe πŸ˜‰

  • Melanie Stanford

    Wow, what a great idea. So futuristic!

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Love the book jukebox idea!

    • Suzanne_Writer

      πŸ˜€

  • What an awesome idea! I’d totally visit this bookstore πŸ™‚

    • Suzanne_Writer

      Yay πŸ™‚ You’re welcome any time πŸ™‚

  • Oooohhh, a bookstore that caters to the ebook crowd? What a great idea!

    • Suzanne_Writer

      I think it’s probably going to happen at some point anyway πŸ˜‰