I know there are some graphic designers that don’t really care to follow the trend of graphic design books. I’m not one of them. I love my graphic design books. I have a pretty nice library so far, and it just keeps growing.
For the longest time I’ve made the Barnes & Noble in the Arboretum my bookstore of choice because of it’s selection and convenince. But I’ve noticed that it’s availability of graphic design-related books has diminished lately. Even the Barnes & Noble in Round Rock (where I live) has a smaller selection these days.
However, the Borders location “across the street” (other side of 183 for the B&N Arboretum locale) continues to keep their stock filled and up-to-date. Kudos to them for giving B&N some good competition.
And of course how can we forget about BookPeople? Their graphic design section is nearly equal to that of Borders, with a slightly more diverse selection. Whenever I’m downtown, I love to find an excuse to hop in and browse their books.
You can’t go wrong hitting either Borders or BookPeople when you’re looking for that certain graphic design book.
(Okay, I know this wasn’t so much a “cage-match” review as much as it was really just a little bit of lovin’ slathered on each contender. I love my books and I love my book stores. You gotta hit each store and make up your own mind for what you like.)