Well, yesterday I went to the Borders in The Curve, and I have to say, I was actually quite happy with what I saw.
Here's a short review, in point form:
What I liked:
- At least this feels a lot closer to the one in Singapore
- NO WORLD OF FENG SHUI! WOOT!
- Not a bad collection of Sci-Fi and Fantasy
- Nice carpeted floors
- Nice cozy sofas
- Lots of tall shelves with lots of books
- The place definitely looks a lot more like a proper bookstore, rather than just a hypermarket for books trying to pass off as Malaysia's largest bookstore
- I definitely prefer going to The Curve a lot more than that bloody termite warren called Times Square
- What, FOUR tall shelves in 'Comics and Manga' section and only ONE has Graphic Novels? Even MPH had a better selection of comics!
- The CDs were alphabetically arranged, but had no labels to indicate the alphabets or the artiste names. As a result, I gave up looking for the album I was looking for and bought it from somewhere else instead.
- WHAT THE HECK is MICHAEL CRICHTON doing polluting the sanctity of the fantasy section?!??!
- I hate Starbucks
So, two floors, lots of books and a lot more cozier than the one in Times Square. It definitely beats the one in Times Square, because despite being smaller, they maximised the space here with more BOOKS and it also has no godawful WORLD OF FENG SHUI. If I came to the Curve more often, I'd probably visit the store more often as well.
But I have to say I still prefer Kinokuniya.