A bookstore opened here this week, this is good news not only because a new bookstore is always a good thing but also because we didn't have a decent one in town. There was an old one but nobody ever knew how the books were organized and to find a specific book could be a difficult task.
This bookstore is part of the national Lyon Bookstores chain, I haven't visited it yet but I plan to soon. It's true that I make most of my book shopping online or at Fnac and Bertrand but this makes it easier to spend some time every week browsing new books.
I'm not sure how much actual buying I'll do there, books are becoming an expensive thing around here and I think they only sell books in portuguese. Just to give you an example Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth is going to be translated to portuguese. The same book that costs less than USD 10 (GBP 6 at Amazon UK it's roughly EUR 9) at Amazon will be divided in 2 volumes costing EUR 18 each. And Elizabeth Chadwick's Lords of the White Castle that costs GBP 3 at Amazon UK costs here EUR 27 in it's portuguese version. For us reading in the original version it's a necessity rather than a luxury...
However I really like to enter a bookstore and see the new covers, read the back blurbs, smell the new books... so I'm really happy with this opening around the corner.