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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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    My idea of a perfect day, would be to spend at least an hour in the lovely book store near my home. And occasionally, I have and hour to spend there and simply rewind and buy a...
    Stephanie2211 Stephanie2211 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 17

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    I haven't been to a book store in a while. In fact, outside of buying for others, I haven't gone to a book store in over a year. Last night I realized as I was finishing a book on...
    IO4ever IO4ever 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I once owned a bookstore.  We had a fireplace.  I wanted to put a sign up that said "you buy it, you can burn it", along with a stack of encyclopedias or similar recovered in...
    JacquesSade JacquesSade 46-50, M 10 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Especially Used Bookstores - I really like going to used bookstores. Especially the ones that look like they belong on Diagon Alley in Harry Potter. Bookcases to the ceiling...
    CobaltToad CobaltToad 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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    I can spend hours. Mostly because I am so indecisive when it comes to books! I read slowly, so to invest time in a book it needs to be worth the time. I especially enjoy used book...
    canichangethislater canichangethislater 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    ^~^ - Most girls would love it if a guy bought them a drink in a bar. Me, personally? I'd love it if I was in a bookstore and a guy offered to buy a book for me. c:
    ButterfliesInJars ButterfliesInJars 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    I love bookstores to pick up different types of books to read and enjoy. I have many interests and enjoy reading about them. I love to read multiple books at times for pure...
    femaledressed4work femaledressed4work 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    Whenever I enter a bookstore I can stay there for hours. I search for all kinds of books. Though I love Fantasy the most. I only read English books. I can't stand reading books...
    xlevinus xlevinus 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I love book stores and reading but I have trouble reading. It really sucks
    cbrXX cbrXX 31-35, M 6 Responses Mar 29

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    You know how guys offer to buy girls drinks at a bar? Why cant people do that at book stores? I mean if i was at Barnes and Nobles looking at a novel and someone came up to me...
    SirenofScarlet SirenofScarlet 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    I want to meet the love of my life at bookstore... Like seriously if u want a significant other u should go to borders or something lol
    Gen2299 Gen2299 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    My favorite bookstores are second-hand bookstores. I like to think of all the people before me that read those books and found a release from reality in those pages. When I read a...
    mortcouture mortcouture 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 28

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    I love to read many different types of books. I could and have spent hours at a time in my local bookstores doing just that. I enjoy reading three books at a time for pleasure...
    momatfloridabeach momatfloridabeach 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I think the best way to spend the afternoon is to just go and find a good book. To sit in a cozy chair and get nestled with a warm blanket in order to get lost in a whole new world...
    WinterUnicorn WinterUnicorn 16-17, F 15 Responses Mar 15

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    Kinokuniya saved my life: Whenever negativities incept my temperamental functioning brain, go Kino and yolo!
    bordersea bordersea 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    When I walk into any bookstore, I always seem to find the one book or two, I can not live without. I love the smell of a new book...oohhh! I can't wait until I get home to read it...
    Sookie70 Sookie70 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    They are addictive to me. There is a bookstore on the 15 minute walk home from my physical therapy, which gets out at 7pm on Mondays. If I'm lucky, I'm home by nine. Whenever I go...
    JohnMoreDread JohnMoreDread 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 12

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    The sight and smell of old book is just awesome, too bad I don't have the time to read all the books that I want.
    Solgrid Solgrid 26-30, M Feb 11

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    Unfortunately book stores with a good stock aren't as easy to find any more (at least where I live). I love book stores where I can easily find a book I'd really like and find a...
    reversa reversa 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I love the smell of new, opened books, the weight of the book under my hands, and sense of comfort I get from reading. I love being immersed in a new world while reading. Reading...
    worldisupsideup worldisupsideup 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    They make me humble and question myself; as I breathe the warm vanilla air I attempt to absorb through osmosis timeless knowledge.
    Knowknow Knowknow 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I am partial to a good bookstore but I am in love with those very old crooked musty used stores like the one 20 minutes from my house with the grandmother at the till. I'm addicted...
    Arriety Arriety 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 8

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    i like to read books this increase my general knowledge and make me able to know more about things nd to do something new nd interesting in my life..i buy 2 new books from...
    Aarshiaa Aarshiaa 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Spend Hours In There - I love bookstores...so much that I can spend hours in there. If I'm busy and have lots to do then I have to avoid going in them or I'll get nothing done...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 22 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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    Alot of people just don't realize the amount of knowledge and entertainment that lies within the walls of a good book store. Sure movies can visually stimulate you and make you cry...
    derekplus2 derekplus2 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    Basically, when I walk into a bookstore, I feel overwhelmed. It's like I'm surrounded by new adventures and beginnings and I just wonder which one I should start next. Which path I...
    TotallyWoW TotallyWoW 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    That smell of books and paper upon entering a bookstore. Is there a way to bottle it up so I can smell it whenever I want??
    michellekay michellekay 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 2

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    That lovely scent of books makes my soul warm.
    Bluestarrr Bluestarrr 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 13

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    A bookstore is like heaven in my head. There's a bookstore about an hour or 2 away from where i live and it even has like a little cafe.I just want to stay there forever and read...
    wolfsfire wolfsfire 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    It's so easy to lose track of time... I think it's cool that we can read on Kindles, Nooks, and such, but nothing compares to thumbing through crisp pages during a quiet evening in...
    Literaturelover Literaturelover 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    Who else totaly misses Borders?
    IFeelAlone0 IFeelAlone0 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    Kicked Out Of A Bookstore - I love browsing in libraries, bookstores, used bookstores included. I had a package to pick up at the post office at lunch, no one in line so it took...
    CherokeePatti CherokeePatti 56-60, F 22 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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    The smell of books eapecially. But I would rather be alone taking in the magnificance of people written words. Some of course not as good as others. Maybe just have my own intense...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 11

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    I could spend all day looking through the books, and I love that new book smell when you buy one and the excitement of reading something new :) And who doesn't love Starbucks!?
    allthatistrue allthatistrue 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 16

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    I can't quite put my finger on exactly what I like about bookstores but I like them nevertheless. I'd rather be stuck in a bookshop all day than go shopping for clothes like most...
    RupanjaliSamadder RupanjaliSamadder 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I went to the mall for a friend's birthday celebration, and we just happened to go to the bookstore. I ended up leaving that store with five new books, $84 less than what started...
    Lesbianheart Lesbianheart 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    Woe be to you, if you are the soul who is with me and there is a bookstore in sight. I assure you, I will go in, with or without you. I will stop and breathe in the aroma of...
    Steph613 Steph613 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 28

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    I live for the thrill of finding an amazing book among the clutter and random stacks of forgotten literature. There is nothing like the smell of musty pages, aged perfectly. I love...
    flightlessbird314 flightlessbird314 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 31

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    And I fear what life will be like for future generations when deprived of the idle serendipity of perusing the shelves and discovering the perfect book for a rainy day. Online...
    sdf81978197 sdf81978197 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 9

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    I Could Get Lost For Hours In a Book Store Or Library - I have developed a serious addiction to books. I all ready have way more, than I have time to read but somehow, I still...
    Shinigami69 Shinigami69 36-40, M 20 Responses Jun 22, 2009

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    Obsession - Books are my obsession. Walking into a bookstore filled with the "just off the press smell", shelves lined with beautiful colors and pictures... There's nothing quite...
    swtsacrifice swtsacrifice 36-40, F 12 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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    Forget bookstores, I love anywhere with books. My school library is to die for. I can isolate myself in there for hours and completely lose track of time. There's something about...
    Mirabal19 Mirabal19 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 16

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    The smell is what gets me, the smell of loved books. The frayed paper, the yellowed pages the history of them. Finding something new in something old, nothing mediocre about a...
    AnonymousPet AnonymousPet 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 5

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    I wish there was a car freshener with the scent of old books
    passion4writing passion4writing 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    Bookstores are where I can escape out my own world and jump into another. Just me and my new reality..
    4Ana 4Ana 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Books. Take you where you wish you were. Simple. Amazing. Beautiful.
    Naty13 Naty13 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    Bookstore Love - I am a single mom with four kids and I am a woman who absolutely loves to read. I have been a reader since my early years in school. I can remember my early years...
    singlenudistmom singlenudistmom 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    I love them, i remember going to each isle and just reading each row, it would just take up so much of my time. But recent changes in the city i live in almost all the bookstores...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I Absolutely Love Bookstores! - I love bookstores so much! All of the stories and knowledge and history! I always start in the sci-fi and fantasy section, then wander over to the...
    Susinko Susinko 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2013

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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...
    turtlegirl1312 turtlegirl1312 22-25, F 72 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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