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Children not allowed to read at Bookazine

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    Tuberuse is offline Registered User
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    Children not allowed to read at Bookazine

    We just left Bookazine at Prince's Bldg where my 5 yr old daughter was told she is not allowed to read books, because "Bookazine is a bookstore and we sell books". She is however allowed to "browse" the books!!!!!!!! i confronted the staff but was told this is their policy! Have been their VIP for a long time and I'm so disapponited and angry!

    I want to warn all parents who plan on taking their kids to bookazine to not do so because your kids are not allowed to read there and you can't read to them either. Go to other stores instead. We were at Dymocks last Friday spent 45mins reading and bought 2 books! My daughter asked me why she wasn't allowed to read at Bookazine............

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    So what are bookstore for if you can't read? Makes no sense at all!

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    It's also ridiculous that they wrap the kids books in plastic. Like I would spend $150 on a book that i couldn't open to check out first.

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    Sounds like a classic problem of the employee/staff not really understanding the policy of the store or taking the policy too far. I'm pretty sure when I browse at a bookstore, I read the books...not sure what browsing is supposed to entail otherwise.... If you have a generous spirit you might try to speak to a manager to have them educate their staff on what 'browsing' is in the context of a bookstore. But then again not your responsibility to train their staff; agree that places like Dymocks, Metrobooks, etc, are family friendly and therefore should get our business.

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    personally, i HATE it when they wrap books, especially kids books. but i don't think bookstores are for reading. libraries are for reading.

    maybe you could make a trip to the library and find the books that you want to buy then go to the bookstore?

    besides places like book buddy and book castle have a MUCH better selection of kids books anyway.

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    I always ask them to unwrap them? Not a big problem?

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    i do, too.... but i buy A LOT of books (for myself and 2 playgroup centres).... to ask them to unwrap every book i want to look at is a bit of a pain in the neck... i can spend hours there looking at books and often walk away with thousands of dollars worth of books...

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    wouldn't it be cheaper to order them in bulk online then?

    i always save my 'mass' book buying for my trips to taiwan! they are so much cheaper there and the bookstores are so much nicer!

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