I love going to bookstores. I love the browsing. I look at art books although I never buy any. I love to check out coffee table books, although I don’t buy those either. I do buy a lot of novels, classics, science fiction and historical books.
Since I now have a Kindle, when I enter a bookstore, I feel pangs of guilt. I am going in there and I am not going to come out buying a book. I know that right when I walk in. This didn’t used to be the case. I never knew if I’d end up buying something, and that somehow made my time in the store more legitimate.
I can’t walk into Amazon and browse. I want to. But the web site is not good for that. I can’t feel the paper. I can’t look at pictures.
Now I am a bookstore mooch.