Remembering a “friend”

Yes, a store can be considered as a friend. A place that holds some special memories, a place that’s inviting and a place to hang out.

That last part, hanging out is what probably dooms most stores of this type. Carol and I always make it a point to purchase something whenever we do get a chance to shop there.


There aren’t many of these stores left and the ones that are are a bit of a drive. This one is located in the southern part of Jacksonville, Florida which is about a 55 mile trip for us.

Fun memories – both of our children won copies of the newly released Harry Potter books while attending a midnight release event. Tim even won an autographed poster (autographed by “Harry Potter” no less!). When a new Barnes & Noble opened in the north part of Jacksonville in the mid-1990s, Lindsay christened the new carpeting in the children’s section with her most recent meal! No other details needed.

We enjoy shopping at B&N vice buying our books from the online giant. Reading a part of the book or magazine before you purchase it is always fun and holding a newly printed book is a joy.

So if you have a local bookstore please go and support it! Not only will you enjoy your time spent there you’ll also be supporting your neighbors by providing employment.

This Barnes & Noble store is located at The St. Johns Town Center which is an upscale super-regional open-air mall in southeast Jacksonville, Florida.



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2 thoughts on “Remembering a “friend”

  1. We have that smaller bookstore in Luxembourg City that was bound to go out of business last year, thanks to a big South American river….

    The owner stated his intention to close on Facebook and now his shop is doing better business than ever before.

    An example that the internet can be both a bane and a boon.

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