Monday, May 25, 2015

Bookstores I visited in Phoenix, Arizona

Hello dear Readers,

I recently went on a road trip with my husband and our 2 year old Golden Retriever, Ike. We visited Las Vegas, Phoenix, The Grand Canyon and Salt Lake City.
During our visit to Phoenix, Arizona, my husband took me to a couple of Bookstores I wanted to see. Changing Hands Bookstore and Half Price Books.
I have to say, it was an amazing experience to be able to visit bookstores in another state. Taking a look around, see all the variety of titles they have and the different sections, Staff Picks, Indie Authors, and one in particular I always like to check, the Memoirs and Non-Fiction area.

Changing Hands is a big bookstore. I loved it. They have a lot of books, and I like the way they have the books organize at the store. When you first enter, you can see books recently published and Best Sellers. Then, they have a big table with what is new on Fiction and Non-Fiction. They have what for me is one of my favorite sections, Local Authors, Indie Section and Staff Recommendations. I always like to check out what other readers are reading and like, that is one way I find out about books I do not know about. The rest of the store has books everywhere. The Teen Section, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Memoirs, American History, which I found to be very interesting and with a lot of titles to choose from. Mystery, and Sci-Fi. They also have an area with books at really cheap prices. That's where I found one of the books I got. They have tables where you can sit and relax, read a book, use your computer and something I liked very much, they have gifts, bookish gifts and other things that can make for a good present. The Staff is very friendly, a really nice environment, and very accessible prices.
I spent a lot of time there and purchased two books: The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald and Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.

Half Price Books was a really nice store. Very different from Changing Hands but I still liked it. I was surprised  by how big it is and something that caught my attention was this area they have where I believe they take used books and you can also look for specific books you want to buy. They have a large variety of books and different sections. I like it does not look like a very modern store. It has that old touch and the smell of books. They have a big Comic Books and Graphic Novels section and you can also buy Music CD's. They have really good deals and prices on books
I did not spend much time in this bookstore but I was able to find a book written by one of my favorite Authors, Drown by Junot Diaz.

I had so much fun visiting these two bookstores. I will definitely visit new bookstores next time I am out of town. And I got me three awesome books.


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