When you walk into a bookstore — any bookstore — what’s the first section you head toward (what draws you)?
My Answer is:
I am a wanderer in bookstores but I have my specific paths. There are only two bookstores that I frequent in my area - my county is void of any bookstores so I have to drive an hour to get to one - and both have a set route that I take through the store.
Barnes and Noble in the city I work in has a layout where to the left (from the door) are the registers and to the right is the cafe. When I go to B&N it's usually to get some type of a hot drink so I immediately head to the cafe, strolling along and looking at the new paperback displays they have along that walk. Once I have my coffee or tea I go along that path again, this time between the first line of bookshelves until I get to the center walkway where they have the displays of new books. I then head back to the new Fiction and YA Fiction section and take a peak. This is the same path every time I go into B&N, even if I'm there to pick up something specific that is in another section entirely.
For The Moravian Book Shop I start off in the gift shop section, looking at Christmas ornaments followed by cooking supplies. When I finally make it through the large store to the actual book store I go straight for the display of new fiction. I always visit that table.