Monday Musings – September 13, 2010

Monday Musings is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should be Reading.

This weeks Musing asks: Where do you buy / get most of your books?

I would like to say that I get all my books from my local indie bookstore, or even that I have the opportunity to go and peruse the shelves of Indigo-Chapters, but such has not been the case. The last 4 years, I have been living in some of out the way places, so book shopping the old-fashioned-way hasn’t been an option for me. When I was living in Yellowknife, I used to order from Chapters online, because there was free shipping on orders of $39 and now, living in Croatia, I order primarily from Book Depository because the shipping is free. Occasionally I will venture out to some of the local book shops here, but the selection of English titles is usually quite limited and the prices are ridiculous. Once I get back to Canada I have a goal to start borrowing some books from the library, something I haven’t done since I was a kid and to start frequenting real book stores.

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About Robbie

Hi there, my name is Robbie Burns (no,really, that’s my name…hold the haggis jokes please) and I would like to welcome you to the Pink Sheep Cafe. I started this blog as a means of discussing books and all things literary in light of my perpetual isolation. At the time I began writing, I was living in Split, Croatia. There wasn’t much here in the way of English book clubs and I couldn’t work, so I badly needed something to help me bide my time. My partner and I have since left Croatia and returned to Canada to live in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. When we first moved back here, my blog writing sort of fell by the wayside, but now I seem to be back on track. I try to read and review a little bit of everything here; I think everyone can find something to their liking here. I find myself tending more towards more literary reads these days, but I also enjoy a lot of YA and children’s fiction. One of my ongoing goals is to work my way through all of the Nobel Laureates. My two most favorite authors are Timothy Findley and Halldor Laxness.
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7 Responses to Monday Musings – September 13, 2010

  1. Ann says:

    Where to I buy my books? At new and used bookstores, just about anywhere books are sold.

  2. Kristin says:

    I’ve never tried The Book Depository, but I see a lot of people do – will have to check it out.

    My musing is here.

    • Robbie says:

      Check it out for sure Kristin, it is fantastic. I would much rather go to indie stores, but if you have to go to a big online retailer, it is really the place to go. 50% off on most pre-orders and free worldwide shipping no matter how much you spend.

  3. I’ve been seeing others mention the Book Depository, but have never accessed it. Sounds fascinating….

    Here’s what I wrote:

  4. Meg says:

    Oh, I’m crazy about the Book Depository! Great selection, competitive pricing, free shipping. Can’t go wrong there! I buy most of my books through them, too.

  5. Julie says:

    I used to buy a LOT of books at bookstores but there are none anywhere near where we live now. I am an exclusive user of the library for books now, but one day I would like to buy a book again!
    Are you coming back to Canada?

    • Robbie says:

      Yes, we are moving back to Yellowknife in the New Year. I hate to think about it. 2 years there was hell and 2 years here has been paradise. Such is life I suppose!!

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