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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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    I picked up a copy of 'The Omnivore's Dilemma'

    by Micheal Pollan at the Tattered Cover. Great Book, Awesome bookstore.
    windowpainter windowpainter 41-45, M 5 Responses Aug 5

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    I could spend all day in the non-fiction

    section of a bookstore, whether it's a Books-a-Million or a used-boookstore hidden away in the city. But I normally leave too soon cause I always go with other people who have pesky lives to get back to. :p
    ACasualGuy ACasualGuy 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 13

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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, so I find myself reading my new book on the way home. I love the children's section. It reminds me when I was a child searching...
    PinkyC PinkyC 31-35, F Aug 19

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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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    i can spend hours in barnes

    and noble.. i honestly love the smell of books
    bamala bamala 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 11

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    I love going into Barnes

    and Noble and smelling all the fresh new books and knowing a world of knowledge is just a few feet away. Nothing like a good bookstore. Half Price books isn't half bad either.
    ramsfan3 ramsfan3 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    There was a bookstore near my hometown in

    Florida that my brother took me, and when he first took me there, we both were like, "We'll look around and probably won't stay for too long." I think we were there for three hours. This place was like a maze. Shelves upon shelves of books, and just as soon as you think you've...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I miss sitting in bookstores reading.

    I used to go in them alone and read erotica. I didn't care who saw me or saw what I was reading. I would find the naughty parts and literally enjoy them all by myself. Then I started to bring my best friend, and my satisfaction remained. I still love to read as I often do, and...
    WasteYouthWithMe WasteYouthWithMe 18-21, F 6 Responses May 7

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    I love shopping in bookstores.

    I spend hours reading in them and at home too. I have many different areas of reading that I thoroughly enjoy. in my den at home, I have four bookcases full of reading material.
    funchickfromcanada funchickfromcanada 36-40, F 2 Responses May 18

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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 11 Responses May 24

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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 71 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    yay!! bookstores!! I have about SEVEN

    bookstores in my city! yay for fanpeople!!!
    CloakedWanderer CloakedWanderer 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I love bookstores. I'd

    rather own books, than borrow them.
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 12

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    I actually don't even love bookstores

    that much but inside a book store smells sooo good!! omg there's nothing like the smell of Barnes and nobles<3
    joseph6472 joseph6472 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    I would love to own a bookstore.

    .. or have space enough for that many books! The feeling, sight, and smell of books is one that you simply can't capture through a computer or phone.
    mcatH2O mcatH2O 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    In England we have a bookshop chain called

    Waterstones and I absolutely love it. About half an hour from where I live there is a 3 floor shop and I can happily spend all day in there and spend a small fortune if I had it! I love learning things and you find such a diverse range of people in bookshops too.
    Turnturn Turnturn 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 26

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    I'm currently in Lexington Kentucky visiting

    family. I love a bookstore here; Joseph Beth Booksellers. It's fantastic covering two levels in what appears to be an older mall. It's got a restaurant, coffee shop, travel agency, loads of places to plop down and read as well as an awesome staff!
    Redbuns Redbuns 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 17

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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 used book, I feel like I'm joining an exclusive club- a society of people that have read the same words I've read and felt the same...
    mortcouture mortcouture 26-30, F 10 Responses Jan 28

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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...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 11 Responses Jun 15

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    Is an amazing sensation,

    just to see all the books, of what they are about and just feel them. For some reason, i lost track of time when im in a bookstore (maybe because i can only take one and i need to see all the books so i can choose XD) but that makes it better since i always try to read faster so...
    Mynameistooweird Mynameistooweird 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    and I should be barred from entering one

    because I have tons of books I haven't read yet.
    EruIluvatar EruIluvatar 70+, F 7 Responses Aug 18

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    Used bookstores are my secret heaven.

    One of the highlights of my world travels is hunting down used bookstores in whatever city I visit. Even if most of the books are in a language I don't know!
    imitosis imitosis 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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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 46-50, F 8 Responses Jul 31

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    Adore them.. And like any other bookworm would

    like to own a bookstore one day..
    flyyhigh21 flyyhigh21 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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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

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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

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    I used to go to bookstores with my ex-gf

    when we went on dates. That may sound lame, but those turned out to be some really fun dates for bibliophiles like us. Nowadays, I'm hoping my next reason to repeatedly visit bookstores will be for book signings of some book I have yet to write and get published. I'm working...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I use to go out in bookstores

    and spend hours simply looking at all the diffrent outlooks their can be on every subjects... I like the smell of books, I like searching. I miss those times...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love book stores they smell soooo good!

    !!! And I could spend all my money in there.
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    AnnaliseLeah AnnaliseLeah 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    i love them and i can spend many ours in a

    bookstore. Once i spent more than 3 hours, every time I'm tempted to buy everything but I havn't enough time to read all...
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    fpdee11 fpdee11 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    Quiet places can just help me to calm down,

    especially if I'm feeling overstimulated due to excessive social contact, which I guess is typical for introverts and autistic people at times. I love the quiet atmosphere, and feeding my mind while browsing amongst many volumes. Same goes for libraries, which are also from my...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 15

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    I love to get lost in a bookstore the smell the

    adventures all waiting to be released by your mind the time just flies it's like my own private time machine.
    Wheels64 Wheels64 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I love losing track of time in a book store.

    I'll be honest and say; it's usually Barnes & Nobles, with Starbucks in hand. There's something romantic about the scent of the books, the feel of their pages, the sound the page makes when turned, the weight and feel of the binding... I like to pick a book or two a find a spot...
    flutterby0913 flutterby0913 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 17

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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 25 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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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 9 Responses Jun 2

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    the writer only beings the book the reader

    finishes it. But what if the reader never finishes?
    bamala bamala 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Bookstores are magical.

    Especially huge ones that can be found with multiple floors. You can find a pile of books, each one a different genre, curl up in a corner and stay there all day. Plus, bookstores smell nice.
    ZydecoVivo ZydecoVivo 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I love going to bookstores

    and reading in general many different types of books and magazines on a variety of topics. I have a huge library and den at home to sit and read in. I have several bookcases full of books here to read. My kids enjoy reading too. They have a great collection to choose from...
    momlaidoff momlaidoff 36-40, F 3 Responses May 7

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    Not like Barnes and Noble bookstores.

    I mean those are alright, but I like the small bookstores, because then it's like the owner is only putting the books into their community that they think the community should read. They know the stuff intimately and can always give you a recommendation. Bookstores are zee best...
    GirlFromChicago GirlFromChicago 18-21, F 2 Responses May 31

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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

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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

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    Bookstores are filled with

    so much books to read. They are so interesting and they pique my curiosity all the time.
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 17

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    I know some of bookstores

    where there are nice comfy chairs. So get a book off-the-shelf and have a good read. Then an hour later get a call on your mobile phone from your husband: "where on earth are you?"
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 6 Responses Aug 15

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    I feel enlightened in book stores.

    Especially used book stores. There is the smell of a book store, bleached paper and perhaps the aroma of coffee seeping in from a corner, brilliant; but a used bookstore is something else. The pages begin to smell like natural wood again, rotting away bit by bit as filthy...
    AphroditeComplex AphroditeComplex 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    I love to grab a good book

    and just sit and read in them. I actually read a whole series of books over several days sitting in barnes and noble when they still had the comfy sofas.
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I could spend hours at a bookstore.

    Give me my coffee and a throw pillow and I'll sit in a corner reading books and magazines.
    SummerChristmas SummerChristmas 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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...
    DestinyAuthor DestinyAuthor 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 10

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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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    Reading fine art at university meant I had to

    work through a lot of books. I enjoy reading books still, and visiting bookstores to find a book is such snow interesting pursuit. Of course many bookstores find it difficult to stock any abstract titles, but you can use Amazon.fr and usually find what you are after.
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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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 5 Responses May 24

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    Don't ever take me to a Barnes

    and Nobles or I will spend every last penny that I have. I can spend hours upon hours there! Reading is a beautiful way to get sapped into another world, I love it!
    Untamablespark Untamablespark 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 25

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