The shelves run along the walls, extending outward to create separation of the different sections. For some reason, I took note of the first book I saw on the first display when I walked in. In this store, it was Awakened by P.C. and Kristin Cast. The cover shows some lacy filigree and tattoo designs, a half moon, a dark wing, and the bulging bicep and peck of some shadowous man. More about this book cover later. Essays help online is service of lost of the best writers.
The next display that caught my eye was for the Kobo eReader. Borders hasn’t developed its own eReader, but a partnership with Kobo keeps it in the running I guess. From here, I approached a Buy 1 Get 1 50% Trade Paperback book table that looked interesting, and from here it was dump table galore on out. Red cardboard boxes divided into dump bins lined tables everywhere, full of bargain books, holiday trinkets, and other chachkes probably leftover from December.
All calendars were $4.99, and a Sibley Bird a Day Calendar caught my eye but I let it be. I wandered out of the rummage/bargain madness long enough to notice a Seattle’s Best Coffee near the back of the store, with an entrance that opens into the mall. Nice touch, though there were only two patrons sitting in the cafe. But it was 11am, and the store had only been open for an hour.
From here I wandered over into the actual Bargain book section. The shelves were full of giant oversized coffee table books of Dali paintings for $19.99, next to the Illustrated History of Electric Guitars for $9.99. I fell in love with a National Geographic Birds of North America hardcover for just $9.99, but again, I left it on the shelf. These oversized books at their bargain prices are the exact books we all ooh and ahh over.
We think they’d make the perfect gift for someone we know, or they’d look great stacked on our coffee table. Bookstores know this so they pay printers to keep making these books for them to sell as Bargains. I even spotted a Paula Deen hardcover for just $5.99. $3.00 cheaper than the paperback version at Amazon. And how could we forget that endcap of books devoted to Serial Killers! All at Bargain prices, of course!
I gave the DVD and CD sections a quick browse. It’s funny how these markets just don’t attract my attention anymore like they used to. Back in the day, I bought CDs and DVDs all the time. Couldn’t wait for a new release!