1. Free. Books. Um, hello...why do we need to go any further than this? Why would you pay money for books when you can read them for free?
2. You can stay there and read all day long and no one will care. If you want to stay in a bookstore and read all day (hello, heaven), you're sure to get side-eye and attitude from everyone working there. Which is understandable, since you're reading the books and putting them back, instead of, you know, paying for them. But the library? Stay as long as you want. Or take the books with you and go outside. I'd love to see you try to "borrow" a book from Barnes & Noble and promise to bring it back inside when you were finished reading it.
3. You can request whatever books you want. Feel like reading but don't feel like browsing the shelves for what you want? No problem. Just go online and put in what you want to read. They'll let you know when the books you requested are there, and you just walk in and pick them up.
When a sure-to-be-a-bestseller is coming out, you can put your name on the waiting list instead of checking the library for it every day.
does anyone else remember this magic?
5. You can now rent library books on your kindle. THIS IS REAL LIFE.
6. It's the perfect place to find your new favorite book. While I love book stores with my whole heart, they are usually filled with brand new books--the ones that are currently at the top of the charts and the ones that came out within the last year.
That's great, but there are books that came out two or five or ten years ago that may just be waiting to be my new favorite book.
The library is full of books of all kinds: bestsellers and not so much, old books and new books and everything in-between. So just browsing the shelves could lead you to find a new favorite you never would have heard of.