jorvaa wrote:I hate it when I have to go in and browse the bookshelves with other people there. XD
I guess I'm complaining because I'm so used to having the aisle all to myself. Another reason I could think of as to my selfishness of the manga section is that I'm shy and when I find a manga volume I've wanted I like to go "Ooo!" or "Woohoo!" or something else that expresses my excitement. And when there are people there... I can't because I'm shy. Dumb reason, huh?
Fish and Chips wrote:I have to drive for decent Manga, can you believe it?
Yes, I can believe it. I'm in the same boat as you are, fish. It really really bites, doesn't it? My nearest manga is 45 minutes away. But Borders doesn't always have what I want, so if I want to have higher hopes that the store will have the volume I lack I have to go an hour away to a BAM or B&N. Also, my first manga was Full Metal Alchemist, too!
My library doesn't carry manga (that I've seen). Of course I haven't exactly been there in a while to look, but its probably too old to care. I just don't see this town seeing the need for manga... they don't even have a bookstore, for crying out loud! Don't people read here?
This one time, while I was at my grandma's (she lives in a city big enough to have Books-A-Million AND Barnes&Noble!) I got my family to take me to the bookstore (BAM). It was the first time I'd been to that Books-A-Million, and all of them have different layouts. I walked all over the store looking in places other Books-A-Million displayed their manga at and couldn't find the manga section! (I didn't think to walk to the back of the store ^_^) I went to the customer service counter and asked the lady,
"Where's the manga section?" She smiled this, "Oh, one of them!" kind of smiles and said, "This way." (it was a nice smile though, not a dreading/exasperated smile). She took me all the way to the back of the store where they put all the magazines and there was two whole, long shelves set up full of manga! And on the other side they had American comics and stuff. It was like an anime/manga fans haven! I could have stayed and looked at all the pretty manga for hours, but my family wanted me to buy what I wanted and "read it at home"! They never let me stand in the store and read through them, darn it!
How am I supposed to know if I want to read a new manga series I've never read before or not?