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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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    There will be a time

    when there is nothing but stories on electronics. Knowing that future generations will not have the memory of browsing a bookstore and smelling that certain smell of new books is quite upsetting. I hope during the race of moving forward that humanity is doing, that we don't...
    FirstEmpire FirstEmpire 16-17 4 Responses Mar 14

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    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 9

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    I went into a volunteer run used bookstore

    today, and a woman asked if I was there to relieve her. I always wanted to run a used bookstore, so I was tempted to say yes. I didn't. I did agree to start volunteering next week!
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 27

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    There's just something really interesting about

    bookstores that is unexplainable. Being able to approach books is candy to my eyes.
    ohangela ohangela 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 1

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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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    When I was in Portugal I went to Lello in Porto.

    What a beautiful book store! I would have liked to have seen it in the past when more of it was open and being used. The store has tracks in the floor running from the back towards the front and there is a cart that runs on them to carry books! The staircase is marvellous and it...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M Mar 21

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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, T 15 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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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...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 15, 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 Feb 22

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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 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 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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    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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    Wish they never made electronic books today.

    I own one and yes it is easier and quicker but I miss the days before they closed most of the bookstores, I used drive down and buy my coffee to take out and just sit in a cozy chair for an hour of more forgetting about reality and living in my own world of erotic romance...
    rachhappyville rachhappyville 31-35, F 26 Responses Mar 20

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    I love walking into bookstores,

    seeing rows and rows of books. I love the smell of bookstores. I love old books. I collect old books and magazines...the nostalgia is so sweet. I can get lost looking through all the books...just so much to write about. The kicker? I seldom read a book. Maybe someday when...
    bobbieshae bobbieshae 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 16

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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 3 days ago

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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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    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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    Its a place where you can buy experience

    and figments of imagination. How neat is that?
    darkgent darkgent 22-25, M 6 Responses Mar 15

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    They took the Barnes

    and nobles away the one closest to me... I'm so pissed
    silverxrose silverxrose 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 4 Responses May 24, 2014

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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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    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 think I'm right in saying: Without books,

    the recording of ideas, and histories, man would still be living in caves. He would not be the primary species on the planet, and fear would be everything.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 4 Responses Jan 24

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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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    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 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 4 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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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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    Opening a brand new book the smell of fresh

    paper and you hear the spine crack better than sex
    sweetcandycane99 sweetcandycane99 26-30, F 23 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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 10 Responses Feb 14

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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 Feb 22

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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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    If only guys bought girls books in a bookstore

    like they do drinks in a bar..
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 60 Responses Jan 6

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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 12 Responses Dec 31, 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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    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