Originally Posted by JSWolf
Now if we only Sony made ebook shops like that it would be awesome.
Mobipocket is not bad that way, allowing you at least a sample of the book... although I've found first chapters to often be misleading, many a book I've had to struggle past the first chapter before it gripped and turned out to be a good book; when I browse through a p-book, I open it in the middle and read a few paragraphs from there.
But, I've never browsed online like I did at Dillon's in Oxford, where I would go after lunch and be in danger of getting locked in at night (boy, do I love bookshops in the UK!).