This week’s Spotlight on Bookstores is written by Sumana at Books with a Cup of Coffee. Her book blog features reviews, reading challenges, and book giveaways. Right now she has a giveaway for Eat the Cookie … Buy the Shoes (now, there’s a philosophy I can embrace!). Sumana’s enthusiasm and excitement for Book Warehouse really shows in this guest post; I felt like she was talking to me, as we sat down and discussed books with a cup of coffee.
Lake Elsinore, the small town that we moved to last September, didn’t have any book store. Well, there is technically one in the “downtown” area but with the looks of it and the area I never went there, and my neighbor told me there is no book store, so to me there is no book store!!!
Last year, just before Thanksgiving, Lake Elsinore’s most needed book store by the name of “Book Warehouse” opened. Let’s just say I was thrilled so much that I went there and spent two hours and ended up buying more than I wanted to. Now I don’t have to go the Barnes & Noble 20 mile away!
Book Warehouse is not Borders or B&N in terms of organization or size but they have everything in their small store, only you have to look and look through all the neatly organized books. The staff is quite helpful, though, if you ask them for something that you are unable to find yourself. But I don’t mind looking through, it gives an opportunity to look through different unknown books, before you reach your destination!!!
They even have a small kids’ section, and it’s a heaven for kids books, not only contemporary, but kids classics like Rip van Winkle, Winnie the Pooh hard bind books and so many others. It’s amazing, even with a small space they can make such an wonderful book store with every genre.
Book Warehousenow has a Facebook page , and they have beautiful events going on every month: book signing by authors (they try to highlight local authors, which is awesome), events for Christmas and Teacher’s Appreciation Week, and … the discounts!
Book Warehouse itself doesn’t have any cafe or restroom, but it’s inside an outlet mall, so there are plenty of places to eat and public restrooms, and, not to mention the advantage of shopping at the outlet mall. So, when you visit you can make it an all-day event.
I am so happy now that I have a book store to go to! Yes, we have good library – and I love libraries - but I love a book store too … and I have it now!!!!!