Gibson's Bookstore reviews
Beautiful store right on the renovated Main St. of Concord. Lovely display stands and great signage and selection of current books as well as guide, local interest, children's, etc. Easy to move... more »
Great selection of books, especially for little ones. Also has many interesting events with authors, politicians, etc. more »
Beautiful store on Main St. in Concord. Main Street has undergone extensive refurbishing making it an appealing area to stroll and shop. Great selection, display racks, and signage. Coffee shop is available but I did not visit this area. Nice seating. Overall a nice environment. I found the staff to be less than helpful when I asked for assistance. No one offered to show me the options and I was given a vague hand wave and a 'what you see is what we've got'. I worked in an independent bookstore for 12 years and was always willing to go with the customer to show them what we had and to research the options if we did not have what they were looking for. I mistakenly stepped up to the counter to ask a question and was quickly admonished for going ahead of the nonexistent line. I just saw some people clustered back from the counter. Despite the orderly and varied offerings I will choose to shop elsewhere for my books and other gift items.
Eh. Not really all that impressed. You go to Books-a-Million to buy books to read. You go to Gibson's to buy books to be seen reading. The store isn't that big, and a lot of what's on the shelves is artsy, trendy or politically fashionable books lovingly curated from only the best and most fashionable bestseller lists. Now maybe that's what you're looking for, and if so, maybe you'll like Gibson's. But it's not my bookstore.
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