The best place to look for story book for your kids

Choosing the story books for your kid is a time consuming effort, because you most of the retail book stores do not allow customer to open the nicely-packed book and check into the content. like everyone else, I’m generally a person of price comparison, I hate spending more than I should. Sad but true, local book shops are selling a bit more expensive than the giant online web store, because of staff costs and overhead (rental, electricity, etc.).

 

Physical bookstores versus online web store

Pros

Sense of community – A bookstore is a place for bookworms to congregate. Bookstores hold events such as author readings and book signings that create goodwill in the community. There is usually more going on in the store for a visitor to enjoy.

The emotional connection – It’s nearly impossible to recreate the feeling you get walking into a physical store as opposed to shopping online. The fun of losing time as you browse, the smell of the books. Especially for those who love to read, just being in a bookstore is an emotional experience, one that online retailers are hard pressed to replicate.

 

Cons

Price – Online retailer doesn’t have the overhead and other costs associated with operating a store, it is typically able to sell books for cheaper.

Less access to reviews – When purchasing a book online a consumer can get more accessibility to read reviews. These reviews can help them decide whether to purchase the book or not. Yes, people can pull up reviews on their phone or other device while they are in a physical store, but it’s much less convenient.

Limited stock – A brick and mortar store only has so much space, which means their inventory is more limited. If you are looking for a very popular book it might be sold out. Or, the store might not carry a more obscure title.

 

As you can see, there are reasons to buy from a brick and mortar bookstore and from an online book retailer. When buying a physical book, which do you prefer? Shopping online or visiting a store, or a combination of both?