This is Kinokuniya Taipei Bookstore which I frequent. I sometimes cannot help going to a bookstore. Visiting a bookstore makes me happy since it provides me with serendipitous encounters with new books. Yes, I admit Amazon is very useful. Still, real bookstores have their own charms.
I am well aware that the layout of books at this bookstore does not change that often, and yet I always go there, with a bit of expectations to bump into interesting books.
When I was 18, I used to be a shopkeeper at the signature Shinjuku Kinokuniya. I wonder what has happened to those part-time workers I worked with. I was often scolded by my manager that I should smile more, to which I replied nobody wanted my smile. Good old memories.
Do you often go to a bookstore? What is your favorite?