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Ottakarís - A bookworm's best friend Back in the heady days of 2000, I fell in love. Whatís this got to do with a bookstore? Well, keep with me and Iíll explain. Back in 2000 I moved in with Mel, who had lived in Chelmsford all of her life. Iíd been brought up in Welling, Kent, a small ... Read review

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Community Level 6SeasonTick...

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A bookworms best friend

AdvantagesFriendly staff, huge array of books

DisadvantagesCannot order over the website

"Ottakarís - A bookworm's best friend Back in the heady days of 2000, I fell in love. Whatís this got to do with a bookstore? Well, keep with me and Iíll explain. Back in 2000 I moved in with Mel, who had lived in Chelmsford all of her life. Iíd been brought up in Welling, Kent, a small town on the border of Kent and London, a twenty minute drive from the newly opened Bluewater shopping complex, and about half an hour from the slightly older Lakeside ..." Read review
28.04.2003

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Community Level 8Louise90

Louise90

My one true love

AdvantagesThe range of books

DisadvantagesCosta Coffee Shop is expensive

"The nearest Ottaker's book store to me is in Lowestoft, but, as I visit Norwich more often than I do Lowestoft, I'm going to tell you about the Norwich branch. The store itself holds more than 500,000 books, and stands in 15,000 sq ft of ground. Quite amazing, eh?! Situated in the heart of the city, it's one of my all time favourite book shops, and very nearly every time I'm in Norwich I visit this store. The store is exceptionally clean and ..." Read review
15.11.2001

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Community Level 6craigy_bab...

craigy_baby_2000

The Bookshop from the Punk Age

AdvantagesVery nice ambience and atmosphere, excellent layout and features

DisadvantagesVery pricey books

"I’ve recently developed quite a taste for reading books. As one of my New Year’s Resolutions, I made sure that I took more time to relax and to enjoy life, rather than just rushing through and organising everything for everyone else. My new-found love of all things written has lead me to question certain book-stores, both on and off-line. One in particular is Ottakar’s, where, in my hometown of Gloucester, the store has recently ..." Read review
16.01.2002

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Community Level 6Bryn_Pearson

Bryn_Pearson

Smells like new books.

Advantagesyou can always get a bestseller here

Disadvantagesbut you can lay money they won't have anything on dark age pottery.

"...(especially on Terry Prachett novels) Ottakers are great. They do plenty of mainstream popular books pound classics and all that sort of thing. They tend to have a good children's section. They do not stock much that is obscure, esoteric or weird (but the odds are good that they can order it in for you if you ask.)They do frequently have very good offers, and that has always endeared them to me. if you want to buy a recent fiction release, ottakers ..." Read review
09.11.2001

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Community Level 1frog_banana

frog_banana

Ottakars - Bookshop Extrordinaire

AdvantagesVast selection of books from all genres

DisadvantagesCan be pricey, no student discount (although varied promotional offers can make amends for this!)

"James Heneage deserves a medal. The man is clearly a genius. To invisage creating the bookshop we've all always dreamed of... welcoming, atmospheric, a collection of books so vast that the only problem you'll will have on entering the store is deciding where to begin. And of course once we have made that decision there are plenty of eager, helpful, polite and genuinely pleasant staff on hand to guide us to the relevant section, shelf, and very ..." Read review
08.10.2003

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