Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Battle of the Academic Bookstores

What is the best academic bookstore in the English speaking world? Is it Blackwells in Oxford, or the Seminary Co-op in Hyde Park?


The Seminary Co-op.

I've considered this question before, without coming to any decision. I just spent about a week hanging around Blackwells, and now I'm back in Chicago so I feel like I'm in a good position to settle this once and for all.

Reasons in favor of each in the next entry.


Charles P. Everitt said...

If you advertise a coming attraction like this but then don't deliver it in a timely manner, you risk alienating your audience.

Not that there's anywhere else we can go to get what your blog offers.

Nat Hansen said...

I was willing to take the risk of alienating my audience, so long as I generated a corresponding level of suspense.