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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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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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    padraig17325 padraig17325 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 9

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    If only guys bought girls books in a bookstore

    like they do drinks in a bar..
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 61 Responses Jan 6

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    I love various reading material

    and I love visiting different local bookstores. I enjoy reading different types of books, newspapers, and magazines before going to sleep at night.
    businesswomanathome businesswomanathome 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 14

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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 all day in a...
    Southernbelle1203 Southernbelle1203 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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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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    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...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 3

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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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    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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    No better place to go

    for some down time in the middle of a hectic day.
    jleeb98 jleeb98 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    The best bookstore I've ever seen is Powell's

    in Portland, OR. Takes up two city blocks, and is four stories high! They say there are a few cats that call the store home, though I personally have never seen them...
    onebadstrudel onebadstrudel 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 8

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    I love to going to the library,

    but it feels like I've read everything already or I can't find anything, but once in a blue moon I go to the only book store I know, which is at my one least favorite places...the mall. It's got a pretty nice selection & it's well organized, but it's somewhat expensive. I've...
    SamiLy SamiLy 18-21, F Jan 31

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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 27 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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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 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 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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    If I were to say I love bookstores

    and libraries I would be understating it. I was a University Professor for years and now, after retiring early, I increased my dedication to historical research. I study Sino-Soviet relations as well as China’s relationships with its immediate neighbors like Viet Nam, Taiwan...
    Dancewithme2 Dancewithme2 51-55, M 9 Responses Feb 14

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    I enjoy a good book and had some wonderful

    conversations about books in bookstores. :)
    kindlaura kindlaura 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 20

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    Mmmm, that moment when you first walk into the

    bookstore … the sight of all those books, the excitement of what you might find, in the case of my favourite bookstore the smell of coffee in the air (brilliant idea that!), perhaps the comradery of a friend that goes with. Whether the book store houses those volumes fresh off...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 6 Responses Jan 31

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    padraig17325 padraig17325 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 24

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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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    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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    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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    bookshops are time

    machines spaceships story-makers secret-keepers dragon-tamers dream-catchers fact-finders & safe places (this book is for those who know this to be true) I found this in a wonderful book, The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell and think it's marvellous.
    CaroleOR CaroleOR 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 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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    They are the equivalent to a footlocker to guys

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

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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 7 Responses Jan 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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    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 17 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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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 70 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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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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    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 2 Responses Jan 8

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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 8 Responses Jun 15, 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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    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 Jan 24

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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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    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 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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    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 6 Responses Jan 24

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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 absolutely love going to bookstores.

    On many weekends, I drop by at Starbucks and get some great tasting coffee and head to my local bookstores. I am there for a few hours looking at different magazines and book with different topics.
    momfromcolorado momfromcolorado 41-45, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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