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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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    sweetliz sweetliz 41-45, F 15 Responses Jun 3

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    I can spend hours in a bookstore just skimming

    over books and reading summaries... I probably know the shelves of my local bookstore better than the owners do. :)
    Esme190 Esme190 18-21, F 4 Responses May 16

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    That feeling to Walk in to a bookstore

    and find that one special book you take with you home is amazing! I always hug the book the hole Way home XD
    katrine68 katrine68 22-25, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love bookstores oh my Just rows

    and rows of books So comforting to be in the presence of so many stories, so much history, information, theory, and experience Being among so many books just makes my mind feel so at ease, so relaxed, so open minded towards the world Everything feels right
    farawayforfartoolong farawayforfartoolong 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Besides the bookstore,

    I love the library. Singapore has one of the best libraries so far. In almost every neighbourhood, there is always a library a walking distamce or bus away. Now even as a mother, I live and breathe the library for my toddler. Its free and I dont have to purchase books and take...
    lpch lpch 26-30, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    my fave store in the mall was B.

    Dalton when I was a kid!!!
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 5 days ago

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    is it just me, but when i go into a bookstore

    or library. before i get a book i always feel the cover?
    mewkitty911 mewkitty911 13-15 9 Responses Jul 19

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    Books have been my companions

    for as long as I can remember... They have the ability to transport me into new worlds and awaken ideas within me that I never knew were there. Bookstores are magical to me... There is so much information just waiting to be discovered. They never get old.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Apr 22

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    On any given day u can sirens hours just going

    through books especially if they r old used ones
    ondinezzz ondinezzz 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 13

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    I'm that weirdo that'll go into the bookstore

    just to smell the books. I feel very soothed afterwards.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 5 Responses May 16

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    looloosa looloosa 22-25, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Especially used bookstores.

    My old home town used to be full of them, and I loved both browsing and buying.
    DrWhom DrWhom 51-55 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I love going to bookstores.

    I love the smell of books, the possibility of discovering great books to read. I could just get lost inside for hours without even noticing it.
    grrrey grrrey 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 4

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    Opening a brand new book the smell of fresh

    paper and you hear the spine crack better than sex
    Mollielollipop38 Mollielollipop38 26-30, F 23 Responses Mar 26

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    Why Cant Guys Do This

    You know how at bars guys buy girls drinks well if he wants to talk to her or date or something. well I guarantee that if a guy made small talk with me at a book store then offered to buy me the book I was looking at then I would definitely go on a date with him.
    turtlegirl1312 turtlegirl1312 22-25, F 70 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    I go into my favourite bookstore to find the

    book I want, only to find three books I didn't know I wanted :)
    bill1960 bill1960 51-55, M 9 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    As a child they were my escape.

    My other and father loved a good fairytale and even made up an audio story for my brothers and sisters. I cherrished my books. The smaller they were the more I identified with them. Bookstores in Eugene where special. Filled with hundreds or even thousands of books, mostly...
    Borinquen Borinquen 41-45, F 7 Responses May 15

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    Whenever I hangout with my friends,

    we always end up going to the bookstore 😂😁😆 Practically everything is there. Pens we'd need for school. Cute notebooks. Books. Some bags we'd probably need, too. Bookstores are just paradise.
    justsomerandomgirl03 justsomerandomgirl03 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I went to the bookstore,

    I had a blast trying to figure out what books to buy, I had to have picked up at least twenty that I contemplated buying. By the end of my shopping experience I ended up buying a sketch book... Only because I have way too many books at home that I have yet to read.... Sigh....
    leeloodallasmultipass leeloodallasmultipass 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    There is something incredibly calming about

    bookstores. Whether it be a cozy local establishment or one of those big B&N stores, there's always a wave of content that flows through me when I walk inside. The peaceful quiet...the crisp, clean scent in the air...the seemingly unending rows of books, ripe for the picking. I...
    GivingUpGhosts GivingUpGhosts 18-21, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I also love the warm feeling of book shops,

    especially the older, small used bookshops. In my city downtown, there's a small one. The thing that attracted me to it was firstly, the fact that it was a bookshop, and secondly that it had tons of old books on display. I went inside to discover these huge bookshelves with more...
    pepeyah pepeyah 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    There literally is no better place to provide

    peace of mind. There is so much potential in a bookstore. You can almost always find a similarly minded individual there. You all are there for the same reason. A library and/or bookstore is a kind of 'home' for me. A safe haven from the rest of the world.
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    I want to read all the books youtubers come out

    with ...but I only want to read it once
    silverxrose silverxrose 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I have always loved reading & bookstores are

    still the place to go for the average bookworm. These two things are for certain ever since my childhood. I remember when I was young and my parents took me to Barnes & Noble to buy a book. I was one happy child! This was and still is one of my favorite establishments to visit...
    kevking22 kevking22 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So yesterday I spent 3 hours

    and a grand total of $179.00 at a classic bookstore. It was pure bliss. I love the smell of books.
    CaptainBlake CaptainBlake 18-21, F 13 Responses Jun 4

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    It's so amazing to go into a huge bookstore

    where there are tens of thousands of books and to realize all the stories and knowledge and lives and loves and hates contained inside. It can be overwhelming.
    ksbobmst ksbobmst 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    Does anyone ever get

    so into a book and its characters that its almost as if you're feeling what the character is feeling?? I love reading and find I enjoy a book when this happens. When is so good that you can't put it down and even shake a bit as you turn to the next page. Lmao weird? Maybe...
    Miabbby Miabbby 18-21, F 10 Responses May 24, 2014

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    I dream of opening an old bookstore cafe,

    where in the back, I bake cupcakes and sell coffee, and it's a bookstore in the front. And you can buy books, or you can just sit and eat cupcakes and drink coffee and read a book, and put it back when you're done. Nice leather couches, bean bag chairs for the adventurous, soft...
    hornewrecked hornewrecked 16-17, F 17 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Over the weekend I finally found a book

    that I have been searching for a long time. It is A Season in Hell by Arthur Rimbaud and I can not wait to read it <3
    mehear mehear 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I always feel guilty shopping in my local

    independent bookstore. Not only do I sometimes cheat on them with Barnes and Noble. But in times of need I am Amazon's *****.
    SlightlyDaft SlightlyDaft 31-35, F 14 Responses Apr 4

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    There is something beautiful

    and comforting about a bookstore. It is one of the most peaceful places in the world outside the serene walls of a church. I love going to Barnes & Noble on a cold day to drink hot cocoa and curl up with the perfect book. Such bliss...
    sarahsmiles7 sarahsmiles7 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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    tbhamani tbhamani 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 3

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    From fact to fiction ,

    scifi, to factual fiction, Glenn Cooper , Dan Brown , trudi Cavan
    wishingwellguy wishingwellguy 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Shireene92 Shireene92 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can spend hours in a bookstore.

    Walking around looking for a new book to read, getting coffee. My family and most of my friends hate going to bookstores with my because they know I will spend a long time in there. It was great when I learned to drive because I can spend as long as I like with out mom telling...
    Ivygirl96 Ivygirl96 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    If only guys bought girls books in a bookstore

    like they do drinks in a bar..
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 56 Responses Jan 6

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    So apparently bookstores in many regions are

    shutting down due to books on line, but I prefer paper books. Am I in the minority? It's much easier to read without having to use a scroll bar constantly.
    Vanessa01heart Vanessa01heart 31-35, F 15 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    thrice3 thrice3 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 18

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    me too. I love the smell

    and everything. if I won lottery I would buy bookstore.
    vange12 vange12 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    All of my friends like to go out partying

    and stuff. All I need is a bookstore, a chair, and some coffee. That's it. I love books. And bookstores lol.
    suicidalbieber suicidalbieber 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Bookstores with coffee,

    fireplaces and overstuffed chairs. My favorite bookstore has an excellent used book selection and a small brick room in the back where they have authors, interesting guests and musicians come to speak/perform.
    hotwasabizen hotwasabizen 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    I love the smell of new books.

    I love delving into a book and cherry picking the best bits and then carrying it around with me until I get to the checkout. Usually by the time I get to the check out I'm staggering under the weight of all the books I've picked up along the way and then I have to get serious...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 15

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    U & Me forever this way www.

    nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few others share their love stories with their friends, while some leave them as sweet memories for themselves within their hearts and few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I'm sorry, but can we talk about

    that panty tingling bookstore smell??? Come on you know the smell I'm talking about: that beautiful smell of crisp newly published pages wafting about in the air. Oh, the smell of fresh paper.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    hope1092 hope1092 22-25, M 16 Responses Aug 6

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    I love the feeling of being surrounded by a

    feeling of endless knowledge. Each book holds its own journey and I have the choice to pick which adventures to go on! So much power and wonder.
    pepeyah pepeyah 16-17, F 1 day ago

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