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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    givingtree13 givingtree13 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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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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    If only guys bought girls books in a bookstore

    like they do drinks in a bar..
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 55 Responses Jan 6

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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 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 Aug 26

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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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    Shireene92 Shireene92 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    me too. I love the smell

    and everything. if I won lottery I would buy bookstore.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 26

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    It's quiet and it smells nice

    and the people mind their own business and i love it ^^
    LessOne LessOne 13-15, F 9 Responses Apr 18

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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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    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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    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 Aug 21

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    hope1092 hope1092 22-25, M 16 Responses Aug 6

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    I love reading, I am a bookworm.

    Barnes and nobles is my favorite store
    julyybabey julyybabey 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    I was walking on downtown

    and sudenly found myself with 6 books in my bag, less Money on my wallet And a very Big smile!
    Healinghate Healinghate 18-21, M 12 Responses Jun 17

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    There's a haunted used bookstore downtown I

    love going to. It's only open 4 hrs a day, though and sometimes it's at random times.
    youngben youngben 22-25, M 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    beautybeyondforever beautybeyondforever 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26

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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 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'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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    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 could live in a library the thing I love

    about books is that I love all genres so I could read anything, tho my favorite books being young adult ones. My two favorite books are the mortal instruments series and the infernal devices series
    Chadlerroy88 Chadlerroy88 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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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 2 Responses Jul 19

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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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    tbhamani tbhamani 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Especially used bookstores.

    Full of old, dusty books that have their own personalities and histories. Sometimes you find a treasure.
    youngben youngben 22-25, M 9 Responses Aug 13

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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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    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 Aug 26

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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 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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    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 Aug 26

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    sweetliz sweetliz 41-45, F 15 Responses Jun 3

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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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