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A Peaceful Home Of Books
Member Name: topsyturvy
Date: 08/03/03, updated on 08/03/03 (414 review reads)
There is nothing I love better than to have a look around Waterstone's at the new books and to then go home and just read. It is such a calm thing to do and you can be in the middle of some mystery or adventure world whilemhaving your nose buried into a book. My favourite category is chick lit as it is called which sounds horrible but also I love crime and horror and thriller. I pretty much read anything I also like classics like Jane Eyre and Gone With The Wind.
Sometimes I love it when books are made into films so you can see if what you imagined was really what everyone else thought, lord of the rings and harry potter are examples of this. The Quidditch matches are just as I expected. Anyway moving on I have only really been to Waterstone's in my town of Edinburgh but I have been to one in London too which was a lot smaller.
The main Waterstone's in Edinburgh is at the beginning of Princes street which is west from the castle. There is a nice atmosphere, tranquil but thoughtful. I am sometimes just shopping when I have the sudden urge to buy a book for no reason I just do it.
I spend my time looking at the recommended books or offers and then I look under the fiction section and have a look through the authors, usually the covers make me pick up a book then I read the blurb or I go to the section of offers I liked previously from another book to see more work.
Some books are really expensive a thin book can cost up to£7 which isn't worth it, I always buy paperback but sometimes I will buy harback on a book I know I will always want to keep. I will pay up to £5 for a book usually because I read once but never read a book again unless I really enjoyed it.
I hate small books I always like books with 500 pages they are best and the story isn't always over quick. Right now I have six books I am wanting to read among them is Nicole and Natlie Appleton's book and the Kylie book also I have some oth
er stories that are on my list. My list is up to 500 books I have a target and I will get through it.
The Waterstone's shop I think is posh, the bags are in black and gold and the appearance outside has the book display in the window and then gold writing saying Waterstone's, the carpet is a red colour which makes it very rich. Upstairs in Waterstone's there is a Starbuck's coffee shop so it is nice if you want to sit and read your book over coffee, it lures you up the stairs the strong smell of coffee, I love it but have never actually been to the the upstairs before.
On the first floor in Waterstone's there is fiction, genereal authors A-Z and just general books then upstairs it is fantasy, sci-fi, children's, crime, adventure, this has a lot. I think there might be music books here too, I like the setting of this floor.
All of the high shelves like an ancient library and then the long red stools, like a mini sofa where you can pick up a book and read the back and study it for a while and if you want to be a bit sneaky can read the first few pages to get an idea of it, I have done this but I am sure I'm not alone. In this shop there are book signings sometimes and also you can buy signed copies which are the same price and they say on them that they are signed.
I don't remember right away but in the whole shop you can by college, university and school books for exams to study or for revision. They also have on the same section as those language learning books to learn italian, spanish etc they have cassette's and books but these are quite expensive.
In my opinion this is the best book store in the UK and I always buy from here, the staff are helpful, there's no pressure and it has an at home feel also you are not watched by cameras, or maybe you are but it doesn't feel that way. You can read in peace and they sell magazines and newspapers too for those not wanting to pend a
lot on a book.