SETTING THESAURUS

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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Shoulder-high bookshelves forming aisles
Round tables for displaying books
Corner and end displays
Posters and banners
Signs indicating genre and subjects
Ads for store loyalty cards
An in-store coffeehouse
Tables and chairs
Comfy chairs and couches
A reading nook or window seat
Books lining shelves and stacked on tables
Novelty gifts (cards, mini-books, bookmarks, CDs, DVDs, chocolates, pens, candy, seasonal gift items, calendars, games, puzzles)
A bestseller wall
A section for discontinued books
A colorful children's area
A "staff picks" display
Employees at a front desk ringing up purchases for customers
Computers and registers
Gift cards
Racks of magazines and novelty books
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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