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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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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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    Bookstores are like a second home

    for me. I feel at peace followed by excitement of all the books. I dont even know where to start! Bookstores are full of great knowledge and curious stories. I especially like the family run bookstores because they are unique and have a cute charm to them. I wouldn't mind a take...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F Jan 17

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    Especially Second Hand Bookstores

    I can get lost in a book store for hours. I don't dare stop in one while on my way to anywhere that I must be on time for; and I don't take too much money or a credit card when I go, either. I am a fanatic, and will always overspend.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 22 Responses Oct 10, 2012

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    The number one spot that I would always visit

    on a weekend. I never got tired of interacting with the people, having the variety of books at my finger tips, or just being able to sit down and have a coffee.
    PacificWanderer PacificWanderer 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    mmmm.... haaaa... the smell of books everywhere

    around us makes us feel immediately that we possess the knowledge of all the books present there. Isnt it? I am not a book worm like I used to be before but even now if anything interests me I will never say no. I love good books especially the self development books because...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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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 less than 5 minutes. There is a small used bookstore that accepts books for credit for other books right down the road so I...
    CherokeePatti CherokeePatti 56-60, F 26 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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    This is rather my addiction not love

    as i can't control this! I try to keep away from bookstores as i'm afraid i would spend all my money for a new books, or spend all day walking among bookshelves and feeding my eyes with hard and paper covers, with black signs on the white sheet of paper, hidding endless world of...
    leuconoe leuconoe 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Found a new series of books,

    that are very emotional, great read, comforting, and heart warming. "When God Winks".
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    They're one of the only places I feel

    comfortable to talk to people in. Along with the Internet and my house. That's it.
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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    Our authors who art in Heaven Amazon be they

    name. Thy Kindle on Thy Nook download In store as it is online. Give me this day my Stephen King And lead me to Ruth Rendell, Margaret Atwood, and other marvelous stories For thine is the bookstore, and the power to vacuum my wallet Forever and ever, Amen.
    PopcornForDinner PopcornForDinner 51-55, F 8 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    I love to learn things

    so I spend a lot of my time in book stores. I prefer the older used book stores. the smell of paper is just so comforting.
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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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 love discovering books i haven't heard of

    and finding new authors to check out. I love the feel of buying new books to read aswell.
    Darkstar101 Darkstar101 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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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 would love to meet someone

    who is willing to spend hours in a bookstore with me
    Annapie Annapie 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    I could spend all day n a book storelooking at

    books and reading about them. i jzust love books. i love all the different stories. places adventure. magic. mystery. i get lost in a good book. liits watching a movie only ten times better. you can go there i. your mind and make it whatever u want. just wish i had more time to...
    SubmissiveHeart2424 SubmissiveHeart2424 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I absolutely love reading

    and would love to have my own bookstore for my personal enjoyment. I have an excellent collection of books at my disposal in my family library at home. I normally go to local bookstores a few times a month and purchase a few books then. I love to read multiple books at a...
    gloriahughes gloriahughes 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I just get excited seeing one.

    I am unable to describe it furthermore.
    Depaysement Depaysement 70+, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    There are few joys greater

    than an old bookstore. Walking into the door and smelling the aroma of time. Hard covered books missing their sleeves, broken bindings from others enjoyment. The genius of authors left on page, but forgotten by the world - left for you to savor. Dickens and Bronte or the stories...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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    First time I came in this country,

    I went to a Barnes and Noble. Loved it so much. It was like a link that I kept from home. Call me a nerd, but I love books. I read a lot. And sorry but won't go for the nook or any digital book. I want to be able to turn the page of my book. I need to hold that story that I am...
    Frenchlips Frenchlips 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Just been to my local bookstore to pick up some

    books I had ordered and it was busy for the time it was. Great to see people buying books as presents for Christmas it shows some traditions don't die they continue on through generations. To give a book to a child is empowering them with knowledge which is far greater than an...
    jakey40 jakey40 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    I could spend all day in a bookstore.

    Get a nice hot Americano coffee, play some Ibiza style chillout music on my headphones and just browse...
    PaigeMadison33 PaigeMadison33 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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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.
    Ezria96 Ezria96 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    I love to just go sit

    and read while I listen to music bookstores are so relaxing
    1poker 1poker 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Visiting bookstore is a weekly ritual of

    clearing my mind and just enjoying a Me-time. I could spend an entire afternoon just going through books, reading the back cover, flipping through the pages to read a sample of the writing style. I buy at least one book a week. If I am not mistaken with my calculations, I had...
    KaleidoscopeMoment KaleidoscopeMoment 36-40, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    Oh my yes!! I just love books in general.

    I wanna study to be a librarian just so I can be in a library all day:)
    NonexistantSoul NonexistantSoul 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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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, lots of little nooks where they shoved a bookself to make the best use of the space. They don't make books like they used to over 5...
    CobaltToad CobaltToad 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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    I'm perfectly happy to lose myself in a good

    bookstore. I can spend hours in bookstores just cruising the shelves and checking out novels I've never heard of. It's a great experience.
    lovecraft21390 lovecraft21390 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 2

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    padraig17325 padraig17325 51-55, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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 19 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I don't think any one thing has the ability to

    capture my attention quite like spending time in a bookstore. I can easily get lost for hours, immersing myself among the shelves. I find it utterly peaceful... and always come home with new treasures . :)
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 6 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    I need to start reading more books

    than sitting on the internet all day
    ShadowWolf01 ShadowWolf01 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Whenever I go shopping with my sister I always

    head for the bookstore and she ends up practically dragging me out when I take to long browsing.
    ForgottenPaige ForgottenPaige 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    I love going to the bookstores

    because I find it relaxing and peaceful to be there.
    whoknowsme21 whoknowsme21 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 9

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    I wish we had bigger bookstores in my country.

    I'd adore having a Barnes and Noble!!
    ayuayumi ayuayumi 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    SerSean SerSean 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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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 13 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I can (and often do!

    ) spend an entire day in Barnes and Noble, or any bookstore for that matter. There is just so much wonderful and interesting stuff to read! I usually collect a stack of books, make my way to a cozy armchair, and park myself there for the next few hours. Ahhhh....heaven...
    lifeisatest lifeisatest 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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    I don't mind my Kindle.

    ...but nothing like going to a book store and feeling the stories in your hand, going thru the pages and reading the words. The smell of the fresh the paper, the new book smell. I am a firm believer that having a mini library in your own home is a must.
    BlaiddDrwg05 BlaiddDrwg05 41-45, M 13 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    I'm a simple girl. Put me in a bookstore

    and I will leave utterly content with 15 new books to add to my every growing collection. There is something so great about running your fingers over the spines of books hunting for the next story in immerse yourself. Sometimes it can be expensive to be a bibliophile though.
    LadyRubenesque LadyRubenesque 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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    I really miss boarders.

    They used have shelves upon shelves of romance and erotica. Cant believe they shut it down, thanks to the intenet No other bookstores like it.
    rachhappyville rachhappyville 31-35, F 3 Responses May 24, 2014

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    These are books I got today at Charity Bookshop,

    a cute little store in Blackstock Road, London. I absolutely love to browse through the shelves of secondhand bookstores and read the titles and authors caotically placed without any alphabetical order or else, with my head tilted until I get dizzy.. ☺️ It's always hard to...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 9 Responses Jun 15, 2014

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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 63 Responses Jan 6

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    I truly love bookstores

    and the contents inside these stores. I have a huge library at my home with 4 huge bookcases with over 100 books in each bookcase. Obviously, the majority of my readings within the medical career field. My other books include travel, sightseeing events, tennis, cookbooks, and...
    momathercomputer momathercomputer 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    They are the equivalent to a footlocker to guys

    who are obsessed with Jordan's.
    Annabeth11 Annabeth11 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I love books stores so I suppose I'm in the

    right place! Is anyone else working towards a personal library? I have a room in my house dedicated solely for this purpose. Though I have a long way to go
    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 30, 2014

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    havesomuch havesomuch 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    AHHHH I CAN SPEND HOURS IN A BOOK STORE OR

    LIBRARY. If you want me to marry you just buy me the library from beauty and the beast.
    thisISalessa thisISalessa 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    In my free time I would always go to a nearby

    bookstore and stay there for hours just to read books and browse different genres and even check out new releases and best-selling novels. For me, bookstores is like a wonderland filled with different stories from fiction to reality. Every book will lead you to various worlds...
    sui123 sui123 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 17

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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.
    lujocin lujocin 31-35, F 18 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    I adore the smell, the texture of the pages

    between my fingertips and the feel of a book in my hands. I always carry a book around in my purse. Books are stacked in baskets waiting to be read. Others that are favorites are stacked neatly on my book shelves waiting patiently to be read again. I could spend a