We can all probably agree that bookstores are something special. They provide a warm atmosphere to roam around in while perusing the shelves. Each bookstore is so unique; you never know what you’re going to find there, and every new bookshop you enter is a new maze to conquer through the shelves. Here’s our question for you: what makes a bookstore great? We have a short list of a couple things that we think make bookshops an alluring environment:
That book page smell: it’s an unwritten rule that every bookstore needs to smell like books! The smell of the pages is one of the best aromas around! It takes you back in a whirlwind of memories to all the far off places you’ve visited or the many characters you’ve met. Sometimes, it’s even better than a breath of fresh air!
A welcoming atmosphere: this is something that we strive to provide at Bound for Books. We’re always changing our decorations around, and our associates have a plethora recommendations to give to you! We’re always happy to help!
A reading nook: it’s always nice when bookstores have a cozy place to read whether that’s somewhere tucked away in a corner, or a window seat. You can always read your latest purchase in our chairs we have throughout the store. If you travel into our Youth Fiction section, there’s a window seat! Of course, Michigan may not be warm enough for this yet, but we also have chairs outside if you’d like to sit and enjoy the sunshine.
Personal touches: these are things that make a bookstore unique. Personal touches make the bookshops stand out! There are some with rolling ladders so that you can reach the books on the top shelf, and others have a little coffeeshop in them! We have our book art with cutouts of pages to make a design. We also have our window displays that change seasonally and are always fun to set up!