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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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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, 2015

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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!
    Rustedarmor Rustedarmor 22-25, M 12 Responses Jun 17, 2015

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    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

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    I wish to live here. BOOKS are my silent

    bestfriends. LOVE them so much... #Kinokuniyabookstore#Malaysiaholiday
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 25

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    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 5 Responses Oct 1, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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...
    justonelk justonelk 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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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.
    Rebeccah37 Rebeccah37 36-40, T 15 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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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, 2015

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    When can I move into a bookstore?

    I'd be right at home there!
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 27

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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, 2015

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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 12 Responses Jun 15, 2015

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    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

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    I remember when I was a teenager I would

    frequent this locally owned bookstore that was in the fairly rundown part of the city situated in what I found out was actually the owner's house. He lived in one part of the house that had the appearance of a small apartment and the remainder of the house was just shelf upon...
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 7

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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 69 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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

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    Bookstores and libraries are two of humanities

    greatest creations. Use both of them.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 25

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    I wish there were more

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

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    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 1 Response Jan 15

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    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 7

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

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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, 2015

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    It's quiet and it smells nice

    and the people mind their own business and i love it ^^
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Apr 18, 2015

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    Lost again. Two hours of reading covers

    and first chapters. Why must they close?
    EyeingYou EyeingYou 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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    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 14 Responses Sep 13, 2015

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    thrice3 thrice3 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 18, 2015

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    Everytime I go to a book store,

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

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    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 4 Responses Dec 8, 2015

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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 51 Responses Jan 6, 2015

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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, 2015

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    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 7 Responses Nov 16, 2015

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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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    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

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    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 7 Responses Jan 4

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    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 10 Responses Jan 14

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    a number of years back I used to manage a small

    bookstore in my town. Best job I ever had. Sadly while we had several customers who faithfully bought and even bought a lot its hard to even lose a reasonable amount (let alone make a profit) on books in this day and age and eventually we went under. But I made wonderful...
    anexperiencer anexperiencer 41-45, M 5 Responses Nov 17, 2015

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    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

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    sweetliz sweetliz 41-45, F 14 Responses Jun 3, 2015

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    no better way to spend your day off,

    then a cup of tea and a day at youre favorite bookstore
    redhairlilly redhairlilly 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 29, 2015

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    Everywhere I have searched

    for peace and nowhere found it, except in a corner with a book....
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 9 Responses Nov 18, 2015

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    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

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    I can spend hours among the shelves

    even though I will only buy a few books.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    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.
    eunlee eunlee 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    it is a shame so many of the older ones are

    closing down...I normally buy one or two's inventory every year.
    itsBob itsBob 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 16

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