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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Nov 16, 2015

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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, 2015

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

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    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 9 Responses Dec 4, 2015

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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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    I love the smell of a recently printed book,

    the feel of the print, the different places and worlds the text can transport me to.
    jamess84 jamess84 31-35 Jan 17

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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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    Opening a brand new book the smell of fresh

    paper and you hear the spine crack better than sex
    Mollielollipop38 Mollielollipop38 26-30, F 21 Responses Mar 26, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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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    thrice3 thrice3 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 18, 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Thewatercolourgarden Thewatercolourgarden 22-25, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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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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    tbhamani tbhamani 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 3, 2015

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    Everytime I go to a book store,

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

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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 18-21, F 17 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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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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    I wish there were more

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

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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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    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 7

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    If I enter one it takes a loooong time

    until I come out again. :-)
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2015

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    If I could collect anything in the whole world,

    I would collect books. All sorts of books from different cultures and different genres. :)
    Cautionfragile Cautionfragile 22-25 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Bookstores and libraries are two of humanities

    greatest creations. Use both of them.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 25

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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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