Monday, May 25, 2009

Musing Mondays

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about gift certificates…

Do you give gift certificates to book stores as presents? If so, do you give for actual stores or online stores? Do you like to receive them yourself?

Yes, I often give gift certificates to bookstores as presents, almost always to bricks and mortar stores. I don't buy from Amazon anymore, either for myself or for gifts. You can buy online from Barnes and Noble and Borders, as well as from most indie bookstores, either through their own websites or through IndieBound.org.

I love receiving book store gift certificates! Everyone knows I'm a big book nerd and I often receive them for all kinds of special occasions.


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9 comments:

classicvasilly said...

I don't usually buy gift certificates to bookstores. I usually buy books instead. I think this year I'll buy certificates for my kids instead. I know they would love shopping in a bookstore themselves.

Audrey said...

I like to pick out books for people, especially kids - but it's harder to choose books for adult friends. And I know this will sound ungrateful, but I'm always so disappointed when someone buys me a book that doesn't appeal to me. So I do both...and I'm successfully encouraging (ok, bribing) my nephews to come visit with the promise of both Brookline Booksmith and JP Licks!

Candy Schultz said...

Alas I know no one who reads so no I don't give them. I get them sometimes though. That's always lovely.

bermudaonion said...

I usually buy at brick and mortar stores, too - there's just something about browsing a bookstore.

Elena said...

Hehe the gift of shopping, I like that. Maybe as I get older and get into "the real world" I'll start to realise the joy and convenience of gift certs.

Dar said...

I love receiving and giving gift certificates. We have Indigo/Chapters here in Canada and the gift certificates are good for either in store or online so they're really great.

judys424 said...

You're lucky you get to receive some. I can't wait to get some and buy a book for free! Thanks for the visit :)

Literary Feline said...

I wish more people in my family would give me bookstore gift certificates, but I suppose they all think I already have too many books. LOL

I do like to give them as gifts as well.

Zibilee said...

Gift certificates are my favorite gifts. If anyone ever asks what I am wanting for birthdays or special occasions, I always ask for gift certificates. I haven't given many, as most of the people I know aren't readers, but I am thinking of maybe getting a few for my kids for the holidays.