“Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food.”
― Douglas Adams
As Rachel mentioned in her previous post, bookstores are not just places to buy books. For lovers of books, they are havens, albeit sanctuaries. Whenever I enter a bookstore, browsing for a few minutes quickly turns into several hours. I usually need to physically pull out each individual book, look at the reviews (dismissing the notion that reviews are sometimes misleading) and then read the synopsis, just to see if I can relate to the plot in any particular way.
Yet, a very defining factor in my own buying process (besides what mood I’m in) is the book cover. So often, many of my decisions to buy books have come from the way the book has been marketed. In many instances, a book cover can spark my imagination in innumerable ways, and of course a major part of why I read fiction is because I love to have my imagination sparked.