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Boring bookshop's a thing of the past
Borders in general
Member Name: ekimbe10
Borders in general
Advantages: Fabulous staff, amazing selection, good day out
Disadvantages: I've more books than I have time to read!
I'm a new student, i've a list of books I need that's as long as my arm and if i'm honest, i'm a bit lost in this massive bookshop.
Walked into Borders and in truth I was overwhelmed. After searching three floors (i gave up on the other floors) stack after stack, row after row of books and magazines, i gave up, admitted defeat and tried to regain my strength at the instore Starbucks. I'd smelt the beautiful coffee aroma all round the store and it was a welcome relief.
I couldn't honestly say the last time i'd been in a bookshop but I grabbed a member of staff who was more than happy to help.
I showed him my booklist and he not only showed me where to find them, he helped me pick them out and gave me advice on the best editions to buy and even managed to save me a bit of money.
They really were helpful when I couldn't find a certain edition after buying the wrong one. They phoned another store, had the book held for me and let me exchange the book without hassle.
Being a student, i'm in there alot, everytime the staff are first class without exception. All of the staff i've spoken with have been of massive help. They really know their stuff when it comes to books, editions and recommendations and don't mind helping.
It's hard to find good service these days and it's nice to see the same faces when visiting the store. Within my local store, it houses a Paperchase concession which has everything a student needs as well as some great trinkets and presents.
I'm quite a booklover now and can easily spend an afternoon hunting out a good read within the store. The selection is brilliant and there's also an ordering service incase the book isn't in stock. Ordering in doesn't cost any extra and takes around 7 days. Very quick and easy to do.
My local store has regular book signing events and there's storytime in the afternoon for the kids. I love taking the kids instore as they make reading fun. The kids department is bright and fun. I never have a problem getting the kids to pick out a book.
This store is fantastic. If you're not a booklover, i suggest a trip instore will change your mind!
Summary: Never be bored at Borders!