Friends, I’m so ashamedddd! I have only finished one book so far this month. Please tell me I’m not the only one, but I know that’s so unlikely. Ughhh. And also I apologize for the lack of posts. I’m just back from my trip in Bangkok, Thailand. (it’s my first trip to other country, my life is so lame I know) And of course I went to the bookstore there, which was Kinokuniya Bookstore (Central World branch), I was so excited because obviously they have a bigger selection of books and also new releases than my local bookstore. Sadly, I’m a bit disappointed and also frustrated (hence, the title of this post) because it was not I expected and when I have the money but I can’t get what I want? (Well I got some books which I’ll show y’all in my wrap-up post), so I decided to make this post by combining the frustrating things the bookstores that I’ve been to do.
The sequels but not the first book
Like whyyyy? Why would I pick up the second or the last book in a series when I haven’t read the first book? Even if it’s a series I knew I’m going to love.
Where are the books I want?
Another one is also an experience I got from my local bookstore (mylobo), new releases usually take years before they make their way to mylobo. Except on that one rare occasion, a book (Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs) was displayed in mylobo before the release date. But mostly, the books that I want, mylobo doesnt have. Don’t they know the book’s market?
And custom orders too, when do I get to read it? This usually results in me losing interest on the book I anticipated.
When they have the paperbacks but you want the hardback (so you have to order and- see the previous issue). And the editions! When the first book has different cover or height or edition from the its sequels.
How they organize the books.
I prefer the organize by authors and genres, because it’s easy to browse, and the sub category would be by the series. In Bangkok, the books were so badly arranged and even tho there were only a wall of shelves with YA books, it took be nearly an hour to process all the books they have.
That’s all I have at the moment. I hope this is relatable, and comment down your worst experiences at bookstores! 😀 Feel free to rant 😀
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed it!
Books and more books,
Kimsiang @ TheSpinesBreaker