Earlier this year the Logos Hope visited my country and I had the opportunity to visit. For those of you who may not know the Logos is essentially a bookstore on the ocean. The large ship functions as a bookshop that visits multiple countries throughout the year and stays for a designated period of time. What I expected to be a wonderful experience however was plagued with many challenges from getting onto this boat to purchasing items.
• Firstly this ship has much to admire, from the its physical attributes to its purpose. This ship is packed with a myriad of books at affordable prices. This allows books to be accessible to a wide range of people.
• This ship offers fact and fictional books along with college textbooks. Certain textbooks are also offered in a bundle amount at an amazingly low price !
• The ship also offers features such as a play on board and an international café.
However although all these wonderful features were on this ship it was quite difficult to enjoy them.
• The line to enter the ship was insanely long! I stood in line for atleast 1 hour before I was able to enter the ship. This however emphasized the popularity of the ship.
• The inside of the ship was no better. There was so many people ! It was difficult to move around much less find books that appeal to me. After what seemed like forever of looking for books I eventually found some that were very reasonable prices. However my joy at this was short lasted as when I came home I realized the book covers were bent and pages were ripped.
• The line to cash. Standing in line may have been atleast 45 minutes
• The international café: after exiting the bookstore (which you aren’t allowed to enter after you leave), you find the international café. After waiting in all those lines I was still very much excited to go to this café. However as I walked to the café my heart sank. Another unbearable line. Needless to say I left without purchasing anything.