Monday, July 21, 2014

Read Booksellers by G. R. Doodlebug

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to visit a bookstore in Danville, California called Read Booksellers by G. R. Doodlebug

I enjoyed visiting this bookstore quite a bit as well as the exquisitely beautiful shopping center (Blackhawk Plaza) where this bookstore it is located. 

Read Booksellers offers a wide selection of books from several genres. In addition to a diverse selection of books for sale, Read Booksellers also sells fine pens, stationery and unique decor. I also enjoyed the layout and decor of this stylish bookstore.

The staff member on duty, whom I encountered during my visit was friendly and very helpful. I love great customer service and friendly employees... It really makes all the difference in the world to have knowledgeable, outgoing sales associates in a brick and mortar store while shopping in the retail setting.

My favorite section in the Good Reads bookstore was the young adult section, which held a vast array of current, popular young adult books available for purchase.

I enjoyed viewing many of the themed book displays provided throughout the Good Reads bookstore. They're well done and showcase a nice variety of different genres.

I also enjoyed seeing a wide array of staff picks prominently on display throughout the Good Reads bookstore. Sometimes when I visit a bookstore, I only intend to browse the shelves with no real goal of buying a specific book title or a book from a particular author. It's during these times that I usually discover and (occasionally) buy a new book based on a staff pick... So, it was delightful to find so many staff picks on hand at the Good Reads bookstore.

I also learned that Good Reads hosts a monthly book group called "Read With Friends", which meets at 7pm on the 4th Thursday of the month. Book groups are not only great for business, but they also foster a continued love for reading, promote lively and interesting discussions about a book that's been read, and also serve as a way to forge new friendships with other avid readers.

Have you visited any independent bookstores recently? Share your experience with me in the comment section below.

Until my next, post happy reading!


  1. This looks like a great bookstore. I've noticed myself paying more attention to staff picks too lately, I never used to but lately I've been picking up a few books based on recommendations- and they've been good! This place looks like it has a really nice layout.

    1. I never paid much attention to staff picks until recently either. And, yes, they are pretty good reads!!

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