Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Bookstore for "Women and Families"

As reported in Bookseller and Publisher Online, a subsidiary of the owner of Borders bookstores in the South Pacific region has just opened two stores in Melbourne, Australia specifically intended for "women and families." According the summary of the openings in Shelf Awareness, the stores are organized into four "lifestyle zones": My Self, My Family, My Home, and My World. So where would I find a copy of the latest Philip Roth novel? I suspect this organizational scheme would drive me insane. Literally and literarily.

3 comments:

Anna van Gelderen said...

Ditto!

Lauren said...

A friend in Melbourne has agreed to scout out this bookstore and report back ... will forward the inside scoop!

Gwen Dawson said...

Lauren, what a great idea. If you e-mail me about the store (litlicense AT gmail DOT com), I'll post your report. Should be interesting.

Gwen