How to Entice Me Back Inside A Bookstore

An insightful blog from Hughy on how large chain bookstores can entice people to become customers once again by providing a welcoming environment for readers, writers, even publishers. I’m not going to a bookstore to just walk down aisles of books, grab one and leave. I want to experience those books, feel them in my hands, see the covers. I would love to curl up in a comfy chair and study those books I have chosen to sample. At my age the chairs are much more comfortable than trying get up off the floor in the tight aisle. Tea and coffee stations sound heavenly – maybe even a plateful of cookies at various time of the year – I’ll even bring some to share!

Barnes & Noble on the Brink

The longer a store can get me to stay within their walls, the more books I’m likely to purchase and the more often I’m likely to come. Plus I will let others know.

What are your thoughts about big bookstore chains catering to book readers and writers instead of the big five Publishers ad campaigns pushing books you are not interested in.


Author: TimberDark Writer

Simply, I am passionate about writing and dancing. I also love reading, quilting and hunting. I have written stories since childhood. I have a degree in English, taught in a parochial school, substituted K-12, raised three daughters, coached and refereed youth soccer, square danced since I was seven, and created and hand quilted award winning quilts. When not writing I assist my husband teach square dancing 3-4 times a week, co-coach an historical dance exhibition team and I hunt with my family and friends to fill the freezer. I have two award winning novels. "The Blood,"published in May 2014 is a multiple award winner, placing third in both the Science Fiction and Fantasy categories of the 2014 EVVY Awards, from Colorado Independent Publishers Association and received a four star review by Foreword Clarion Review in May 2016. The second novel, "The Balance", was published in September 2016, placed second in Science Fiction in the 2017 EVVY Awards. Both books are available on Amazon and in the young adult fiction shelves at The Tattered Cover Book Store in the Denver, Colorado metro area. Book three of the series, "The Blades" is under construction. My TimberDark Writer blog is a part of my writing process. You are invited to share in the journey. Contact me at or on my Facebook page:

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