I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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    it takes you to places

    that no where else can :)
    foReverYOURS3211 foReverYOURS3211
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 2

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    14 Responses Nov 23, 2014

    It's quiet and it smells nice

    and the people mind their own business and i love it ^^
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Apr 18, 2015

    So much... And even more,

    libraries. I mean, how could you not love sharing with strangers, or friends, a good story? I can't. Sometimes I daydream, that one hair or flake of skin, found in an old book will be made anew. To give us all another chance. I love you friends.
    Seanonymous Seanonymous
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 22
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Jan 7
    thrice3 thrice3
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Apr 18, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Oct 25, 2014

    I've embraced technology.

    I have hundreds of books downloaded on my kindle and I enjoy the convenience of it, BUT...I still have books I want to own, to hold in my hands, to have in my bookcase. Some are classics, some simply inspire me and others are used as reference tools. I love time spent in a...
    thescarletibis thescarletibis
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Jan 14
    tbhamani tbhamani
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 3, 2015

    i dont mind staying in the bookstores

    for an hour or two or even the whole day. i feel like peaceful when I'm there.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 27

    If I enter one it takes a loooong time

    until I come out again. :-)
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    Nov 25, 2015

    What a dreadfully boring world we live in.

    Every day, we wake up, use the restroom, brush our teeth, gulp down our breakfast and continue onward with our routine, till it’s time to once again brush our teeth and go to bed. Then repeat, again and again for 7 days a week, 4 weeks a month, 12 months a year over and over...
    RedAbyss RedAbyss
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Feb 25

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Sep 3, 2015

    I can spend hours among the shelves

    even though I will only buy a few books.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 5

    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
    4 Responses May 16, 2015

    I could spend hours in them.

    And I have. I take all my dates there. It's quiet, calm, they serve coffee, tea and whatnot, there's always something interesting there and before you know it....time goes by and you're happy. And they seem to strike up memorable conversations and intriguing moments. You know...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    Worst thing that can be done is to turn me

    loose in a bookstore. I always go in knowing what I'm looking for but am quickly distracted once among the shelves, often finding priceless gems I never knew existed. It's not uncommon for my to spend hours in one.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2015
    sweetliz sweetliz
    41-45, F
    11 Responses Jun 3, 2015

    i wasn't feeling well

    but i had to go out. i tried passing by the bookstore as usual, to check books. as i stepped out of the store, i realized i felt better. lol.
    elysium9527 elysium9527
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    I wish there were more

    where I live.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jan 14

    I think we should change our society

    and make it more normalized for men to buy single women books in bookstores and vice versa to show interest instead of buying them alcohol. I mean you go to a bar and there's going to be a really big guy named Mac who expects to take you home and then never talk to you again but...
    sexysmeagol sexysmeagol
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 11

    Especially my uncles!

    Both for vintage books and old falling apart ones for my crafts. Before he went out of business I came home with a box of books from 1800s that were in the way to the dump because they were disintegrating. No, uncle! Sell them, don't keep throwing them out..
    teadiva teadiva
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 8

    Everything in my life is ****.

    But being in a bookstore gives me hope. I have alternate realities at my fingertips. I have more lives to live and more love to receive from these characters. I am the characters. I am these stories when I read. I love reading. And I love bookstores.
    Salamander2 Salamander2
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Nov 16, 2015

    Opening a brand new book the smell of fresh

    paper and you hear the spine crack better than sex
    Mollielollipop38 Mollielollipop38
    31-35, F
    18 Responses Mar 26, 2015

    I really enjoy going to used bookstores.

    Looking through them and taking some home then musing about the history of the last person who owned the book, is so much fun!
    Juli4 Juli4
    18-21, F
    Jan 15

    Bookstores and libraries are two of humanities

    greatest creations. Use both of them.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 25

    Hell yeah! Im not really into shopping clothes

    or anything most of the girls pretty much do... that's why the only reason I go to mall is to look for the availabity of the books my friends are recommending me. From the time I enter a bookstore, the excitement feels like it was the first time Ive been in that place.... the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Oct 1, 2015

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    13 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    I wish to live here. BOOKS are my silent

    bestfriends. LOVE them so much... #Kinokuniyabookstore#Malaysiaholiday
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jan 25

    If only guys bought girls books in a bookstore

    like they do drinks in a bar..
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody
    31-35, F
    40 Responses Jan 6, 2015

    My problem is I never have enough money to buy

    all the books I want to read.
    luketepid luketepid
    56-60, M
    6 Responses Feb 23

    I'm addicted to them.

    Book stores are my heroin. Thousands upon thousands of books stacks. Classics, fiction, nonfiction. May they never become a thing of the past.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Jan 4

    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
    36-40, F
    14 Responses Apr 4, 2015

    no better way to spend your day off,

    then a cup of tea and a day at youre favorite bookstore
    redhairlilly redhairlilly
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 29, 2015

    Rows on rows of bookshelves to explore.

    Surprises among the mundane. Glimpses of other worlds through other minds..
    Banyousbabe Banyousbabe
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 2

    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
    10 Responses Jun 15, 2015

    I love the smell of old books,

    new books and the smell of the word book, maybe that's why I love bookstores! every time I walk into a book store or just pass by a book store I say the word 'heaven'. How not a bookstore be a heaven while it holds between it's isles knowledge of every aspect of life? bookstore...
    AsmaAhmed15 AsmaAhmed15
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    I miss going to my local bookstores

    and being able to sit and drink coffee. Don't get me wrong, I adore my kindle and read more than ever now. I could NEVER afford the number of books in paper, that I get for free on my kindle, but I miss sitting in the bookstore and the atmosphere. So much good people watching...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 16

    Everywhere I have searched

    for peace and nowhere found it, except in a corner with a book....
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Nov 18, 2015

    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
    46-50, F
    7 Responses May 15, 2015

    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
    3 Responses May 16, 2015

    So I'm on vacation and we found a huge bookstore

    that puts the library to shame
    dominick6 dominick6
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 28, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Mar 24, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 18, 2015

    Today I ventured into the local independent

    bookstore. Hell have mercy on my fragile soul! The poetry section was in fact an entire bookshelf that reached from ceiling to floor. Curse the inferior bookstores that only dare house a lousy copy of something something by Carol Ann Duffy! Goodness, the choice was delicious...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 31, 2015

    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, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Mar 28, 2015

    hubby and I went to the states

    for a weekend. On Sunday he surprised me with a trip to a bookstore! I am a bookaholic! ?? hours later and I do mean hours later ..... my arms full with my new best friends ...... I found him sitting in the bookstores coffee shop .... patiently waiting for me ..... ??
    Nibbs67 Nibbs67
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Mar 11

    When can I move into a bookstore?

    I'd be right at home there!
    LoneSouls LoneSouls
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Jan 27

    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
    65 Responses Nov 8, 2013

    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
    5 Responses Apr 22, 2015

    Today I visit Barnes a nobles my favorite place

    to go and chill. I order some chai tea and I explore all the bookstore .. happy day!! :-)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    9 Responses Sep 13, 2015

    Everytime I go to a book store,

    it feels sooooo good
    JeSuisAmira JeSuisAmira
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jan 17

    Personally, I prefer the real thing over a

    digital copy online or on my tablet. More sentimental and its data can't become corrupted XD.
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair
    18-21, M
    7 Responses Dec 4, 2015

    My fav shopping place.

    Especially old books It's a different world
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 4

    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
    18-21, F
    17 Responses Jun 9, 2014
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