Do you buy books while on vacation/holiday?
Do you have favorite bookstores that you only get to visit while away on a trip?
What/Where are they?
Do I buy books while on vacation/holiday? Probably not as much as I used to. I think that's just a result of mostly vacationing where the bookstores are not so plentiful. But there's also the fact that our library has gotten so huge we've had to put half of it in storage – that could have something to do with it. I'm a lot more selective these days about the books I bring home.
Still, if there's a bookstore in my general vicinity, I can be relied upon to browse. So yes, sometimes I do buy books while on a trip. Generally, while I'm browsing and buying, the hubby is standing by, hands in pockets, reciting his current mantra about looming retirement and having to pack and move all those books. Which can really put a damper on one's browsing enjoyment.
Favorite stores? There really aren't any I can think of that I only visit while I'm traveling. I suppose the Strand Bookstore in NYC would be one – but, truthfully, even though I love it, we really hardly ever go there when we're in New York. And one of my all-time favorite bookstores is Blackwell's in Oxford, but it's been something like 20 years since I set foot in that one (although I visit their online store occasionally).
Most of my favorite independents have closed down in recent years (bummer). So I do most of my book shopping at the big chains and online. But I'm always keeping an eye out for interesting places (especially used-book stores), close to home or wherever I happen to be. After all, a bookworm on vacation is still a bookworm.