One of my favorite book stores in Omaha, The Bookworm, is located at 87th and Pacific Streets in Countryside Village Shopping Center. The Bookworm hosts several reader book clubs, and book club participants receive a 20% discount on those books selected for discussion. Often, the store hosts authors at the store to discuss their works and to perform book signings. In 2008, I attended a book signing with Alice Schroeder, author of The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life. Authors frequently share interesting details about their personal struggles and successes while developing their story lines. I enjoy those insights. Buy a book at The Bookworm, then walk a couple doors down the shopping center to Starbucks! Ahhh! Books and coffee, there’s no better combination! Open daily (click here for hours) Happy Motoring!
Today, my wife and I stopped by the Oakview Mall Barnes & Noble bookstore, located at 3333 Oakview Drive to pick up a Christmas gift for a friend. Barnes & Noble is a great place to do holiday gift shopping because it has a large selection of new and used books, textbooks, magazines, calendars, eBooks, music, DVDs, games and toys. The Barnes & Noble cafe’s serve Starbucks coffee. And, because they have free wi-fi connections, the cafe’s are a relaxing place to just sit, sip, and read or browse the worldwide web. Omaha has a second Barnes & Noble location at the Crossrooads Mall, 7400 Dodge Street. Both Omaha stores frequently host authors for book signing events, as well as children’s storytime reading events. Barnes & Noble also has a convenient online shopping mall, but I much prefer the relaxed in-person shopping experience you find in their stores. Enjoy the Starbucks and Happy Motoring!