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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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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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    stlguy45 stlguy45 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 18

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    thrice3 thrice3 26-30, F 8 Responses Apr 18

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    Hey look! PRINTED INFORMATION!

    yeah i know, old school. But nothing beats that feeling of holding a book in your hands, smelling that odour of new and having the same exciting emotions as if you are holding a mystery box of sorts. Because thats what a book is: a treasure chest of knowledge, no matter if it is...
    DestinyWriter DestinyWriter 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    Yesterday I had a day out with my mom.

    We live in a small town but the good thing is that we're only about 45 mins away from a bigger city that has much more to do. It has my favorite used bookstores there. Unfortunately due to the rain we didn't get to visit my favorite little shops but we did stop at Barnes & Noble...
    WitchyLexi WitchyLexi 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 15

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    I love going to books-a-million

    for manga. my grandma told me I'm not allowed to buy anymore books though....
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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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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    I found a great bookstore here in my hometown

    of Houston tx called "murder by the book" I just went there last weekend for the 1st time. It's been there since the 70's I think. Don't you just love it the first time you enter a bookstore you have never been in before and go exploring. So many books. I would love to spend a...
    Monty0809 Monty0809 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I get all nerdy and excited

    when it comes to reading. I love the way the books smell (hope it isn't just me), the way it sounds when you turn the pages. My imagination is definitely much larger because I read. I honestly would go to Barnes and noble or any bookstore once a week if I could :)
    JellyBear92 JellyBear92 22-25, F 7 Responses May 15, 2014

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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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    I love Barnes and Noble.

    it's been a while since I been to the store and I seriously need to read a book... I'm always with book
    ColeSweety ColeSweety 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 16

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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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    For those who love bookstores,

    here is mine .. www.newfatherofnation.com Please visit shoppe and leave comments here..
    NewFatherofSG NewFatherofSG 46-50, M Jul 8

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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 14 Responses Jun 4

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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 57 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.
    Emma4fun Emma4fun 31-35, T 15 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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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 14 Responses Jun 15

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    bookshops are time

    machines spaceships story-makers secret-keepers dragon-tamers dream-catchers fact-finders & safe places (this book is for those who know this to be true) I found this in a wonderful book, The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell and think it's marvellous.
    CaroleOR CaroleOR 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    In the UK there is a book store chain called

    Waterstones and I could very easily spend all day in these shops. I love reading and I love learning new facts
    smiler2015 smiler2015 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 18

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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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    kswap919 kswap919 26-30, M Jul 14

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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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    tbhamani tbhamani 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 3

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    no better way to spend your day off,

    then a cup of tea and a day at youre favorite bookstore
    redhairlilly redhairlilly 36-40, F 6 Responses Jun 29

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    When I go to a store

    or the library, I seek out the travel book section. I love to travel and when I am not traveling I love to read about places I dream about traveling too. I plan my trip in my head and map out my course of what I want to see. I like being amazed and awed, whether it is...
    permagrin permagrin 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 27

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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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    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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    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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    lerlyblandor lerlyblandor 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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    I love bookstores! I live in a small town

    and we have no bookstores. The closest town with an actual bookstore is an hour and a half away. this makes me wonder what people do with their time. Since I live on a great beach I'd think grab a book and go listen to the waves crash but nope no bookstore.
    Mimiramirez Mimiramirez 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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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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    I visit a couple of local bookstores on weekends

    when I am out shopping for clothes. Shopping is my favorite past time. I am in my own little world then. I love to spend 2 or 3 hours curled up with a book of my choice.
    femalemusiclover femalemusiclover 46-50, F 10 Responses Jun 25

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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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    I spend a few hours weekly in three local

    bookstores. I am looking for books relating to my primary job as a trial lawyer, classroom preparation for criminal justice and psychology students. I also purchase books that support my interests and books that teaches me new experiences and ideas to observe and possibly put...
    susanbornin1969 susanbornin1969 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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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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    Just give me some money to spend,

    a decent bookstore to spend it in, and you can leave me alone, 'cos I'll be happy all day!!!
    littleblackduck littleblackduck 51-55, M 5 Responses Jul 9

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    I love second hand bookstores.

    I could spend hours in them. I love how there are notes on the first page like birthday wishes. It always gives the book history. One of my favourite bookstores was R.M.C stamps and coins in Moonee ponds, Melbourne. The second hand books were just stacked too the roof it was...
    wawow wawow 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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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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    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 8 Responses Apr 22

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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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    Can I have suggestions

    for good books? I have already read the fault in our stars! Now that that's out of the way... Go!
    LayWithFate LayWithFate 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 16

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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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    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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    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 love when you pull an old book off the shelf

    and flip through the pages to smell that smell that reminds me of an old rustic scroll containing some bit of knowledge that hasnt been thought of in centuries.
    TANQ247 TANQ247 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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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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