I’ve always loved visiting bookstores and Liberty Books is no exception. The salespeople are friendly and knowledgeable, very helpful and kind (if a bit woozy at times, but they work long hours). The Liberty Books branch at BBQ Tonight is making attempts to become more cozy, with some chairs and sofas for people to sit and browse through books before buying. I even heard the hiss of a coffee machine last night while I was there but I didn’t see any coffee – maybe it was just my imagination. But a full-fledged coffee bar/shop/counter in a bookstore would be so lovely, don’t you think? Also, I wonder what happened to the Alternate Bookstore in Boat Basin. It’s been shut for months and shows no signs of reopening. And that was my favorite one!

7 Comments so far

  1. hafsa (unregistered) on March 26th, 2005 @ 6:09 pm

    don’t know about Liberty books but i’ve heard that Oxford University Press bookstores have some kinda service of providing coffee and stuff. they don’t have a coffee machine of their own but you can place the order and they’ll get it from one of the coffee shops in the mall like gelato, indulge, etc. i think i should try it the next time i visit millennium mall :)

  2. abbas h. (unregistered) on March 28th, 2005 @ 12:15 am

    i miss tid bits.

  3. Dan (unregistered) on March 28th, 2005 @ 2:01 am

    hafsa – yes they do and if you go to the millennium mall one make sure you Eric and the crew get it from a shop in the mall and not the self-made one which is quite tasteless. I’d know as i had a brief stint as a manager at the dolmen mall one. Rs. 10’s wot they charge usually.

  4. huma (unregistered) on March 28th, 2005 @ 5:25 pm

    Abbas! You actually know of tid bits? Wow. And I thought that breed of people who’d ever visited Tid Bits had ceased to exist.

  5. abbas h. (unregistered) on March 28th, 2005 @ 10:09 pm

    guilty as charged huma. =)

  6. sasha (unregistered) on March 28th, 2005 @ 10:44 pm

    helpful yes, knowledgable, debatable.

  7. hafsa (unregistered) on March 29th, 2005 @ 12:17 pm

    sigh. tid bits. that’s where i got all my archie comics from! dude, they rock! such nice people. and i remember we always used to have falooda from the shop nearby on every visit to tid bits. they’ve opened up another branch now, haven’t they?

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