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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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    So. Uh. Yea. I have a problem.

    I'm addicted to book stores. Like, seriously. If I find a book store worth shopping in (which is almost any book store in existence) I can spend hours there. Spent 6 hours in a Borders one time. That was fun. Had hundreds of dollars of books picked that I wanted. Could only...
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY 16-17, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I do. It's really difficult

    for me to leave one without a book. Unfortunately I have to often due to my finances. :)
    CubsLover1998 CubsLover1998 26-30, M 5 Responses Sep 9

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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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    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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    yay!! bookstores!! I have about SEVEN

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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 7 Responses May 15

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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 2 Responses Aug 13

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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 2 Responses Aug 16

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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 8 Responses 5 days ago

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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 5 Responses Aug 28

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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 6 Responses Aug 25

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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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    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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    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 love bookstores. I'd

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

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    I've been known to spend many an hour (and

    dollar) in the local bookstores. Just wish I had as much time to read as I used to.
    mhenson144 mhenson144 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 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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    I could spend hours in a good bookstore.

    I love to explore every section and almost always leave with a stack of books. Which will be sitting unread for weeks while I catch up on the books from the last go round. You can never have too many books.
    jmc39 jmc39 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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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 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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    AnnaliseLeah AnnaliseLeah 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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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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    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 8 Responses Sep 4

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    spazz66 spazz66 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I love going to bookstores.

    Especially those that sells used books. You can never know what treasures you might find for a very good deal. I once purchased a lot of paranormal romance books that are hard bound and in very2x good condition. The price was 50 php (roughly 1.14 USD ) for each one. :) I got...
    FattyAndLovingMyself FattyAndLovingMyself 26-30, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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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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    They are really quiet

    and peaceful and could stay there all day if I could.
    cleocat1234 cleocat1234 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    Ahhhhh....to inhale the fragrance of paper

    and ink infused with freshly brewed coffee. To traverse new regions of thought and to meet characters your eye has never seen before. Yes, this is a luxury I will always indulge.
    EmbraceableMe EmbraceableMe 41-45 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    In a bookstore there is all these possibilities

    for different worlds to get lost in. And frankly I live to be lost. Please Comment if u know what I mean.
    bugf9630 bugf9630 13-15 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Going to a bookstore with me is dangerous!

    !! I look down every row, look at every section, look threw every shelf. It's my addiction. I LOVE the smell of them, it's even better in secondhand bookstores. I always find something I want or several things. I can be in there all day long!! :)
    ErinTripp94 ErinTripp94 18-21, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    I have a lot of time at home on my own in my

    room, so I many books to read. At present I'm reading various books on Jewish mysticism. I love to visit the stores to explore what they have.
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 3 Responses Aug 15

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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 love Waterstones. I love to go to Foyles.

    I spend hours looking at the books, especially the arts books. They discuss the artists lives and works.
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    fpdee11 fpdee11 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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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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    Ppl avoid lot of times coming out with me coz I

    might find a bookstore and spend certain hours in it. LoL I absolutely love them. They enchant me and I wish I lived in one.
    philophil philophil 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 24 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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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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