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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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    Absolutely, like totally,

    man,cause they help our vocabularies! :) Despite the popularity of Kindles and other digital media,or perhapsbecause it the appeal of the "hard copy" hard cover book continues to grow in my heart. Never in need of batteries,a good book begins to conform to your hands,especially...
    SpiraMirabilis SpiraMirabilis 31-35 4 Responses Jul 3

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    Back in the 80's (OMG!

    !!) I would run out of money between paychecks. That was when I discovered the beauty of the bookstore, a place where I could go hang out, sit on the floor (this was way before the coffee bars and comfy chairs were in place!)...and just read for a couple of hours. I know you're...
    SweetPeaLove SweetPeaLove 51-55, F 5 Responses Apr 21

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    I love going into a Barnes

    and Noble or Half Price Books to see all the books and just explore. It's exciting to know you are surrounded by so much knowledge. Love the smell as you walk in too....especially BN..I guess it's the paper smell from all the books.
    gladiatorfan gladiatorfan 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    That smell of books and paper upon entering a

    bookstore. Is there a way to bottle it up so I can smell it whenever I want??
    michellekay michellekay 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 2

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    Don't you love the smell of new text

    when you enter a bookstore? I literally want to kiss all the books as the bliss warms my passion and imagination for books. I may not have any cash, but I read all the books I can to get a quick demo of the amazing quality of the pamphlets. In fact Ima hit my bike to Walmart and...
    LunarCiel LunarCiel 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well, not absolutely.

    .. But I do love the smell and the sections and the upstairs and the reading nooks and the displays and the hidden lost books and the checkout and the way time flies in book stores... ;)
    Sinjintiger Sinjintiger 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    We have a couple of secondhand ones in my local

    shopping street. I went in one looking for a particular text book the other day. They didn't have it... so I left with Linkin Park's Metorea sheet music book! Bargain only £3... hopeless. I use a Kindle to mostly read these days, so more convenient to carry that with novels...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    I don't know why but I love bookstores

    and I can stay in one for like 5 hours without getting bored.
    michelleviktoria michelleviktoria 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    xoxoMeowliciousxoxo xoxoMeowliciousxoxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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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 3 Responses Apr 17

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    I prefer used book stores the older the better.

    the smell of old paper. and all the types of books from all over and they have there own story to tell other than the story in them.
    Yungbug Yungbug 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Love thumbing titles.

    The irony is ... since getting the handy Nexus ... I can't stand reading a paperback anymore. I am a gadget freak. Oooh! *looks for the "I am a gadget freak" experience*
    immobilise immobilise 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Forget bookstores, I love anywhere with books.

    My school library is to die for. I can isolate myself in there for hours and completely lose track of time. There's something about rows and rows of distinct books that brings me to peace. Something about the lack of breathing things that relaxes me. The other day, I found the...
    Mirabal19 Mirabal19 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 16

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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 72 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 8 Responses Jun 2

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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 hang out much in the bookstores.

    I always went to this bookstore where they sell cheap and used books or novels everytime. I usually spent 3-4 hours scanning the books or novels that are interesting for me. I only buy when i have money. For now, I'm broke. >_< But i still hang out there and read books.
    RubyR21 RubyR21 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I love the quiet, relaxing feel of them.

    I also love big libraries. It's so quiet. I sometimes am a person that lives in my own head and it feels like a place where I can get away from reality once and a while. I love the smell of old books. Reading has been my passion since I was a little girl. I hope I can pass this...
    wendymrtns wendymrtns 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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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 9 Responses Jan 28

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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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    It's my favorite place to be,

    the smell of new books 😍
    sourpatchkid578 sourpatchkid578 22-25, F Jul 10

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    Whether it's Barnes and Noble

    or Half Price Books etc., I just LOVE bookstores! They're my second home. I could be there all day if I could.
    Lokilover49 Lokilover49 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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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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    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...
    TheWeepingWoman TheWeepingWoman 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 15

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    And it is a shame so many of them are closing

    up. I have bought out countless book stores
    mrmarine mrmarine 46-50, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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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    I'll have to thank my father

    for this. :) He introduced me to books at such a young age. Well, I did have a normal childhood playing outside with kids my age but when I'm at home, I do puzzles and read books. You'd all be surprised to know that, in my city, we only have 1 bookstore. and it doesn't sell much...
    malipatient malipatient 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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 mean, you can get like 10 books

    for 30 bucks? What's not to love!
    socalwriter socalwriter 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 6

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    fpdee11 fpdee11 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    I love the smell of new,

    opened books, the weight of the book under my hands, and sense of comfort I get from reading. I love being immersed in a new world while reading. Reading helps me escape reality for a little while when the real world becomes too much for me to handle.
    worldisupsideup worldisupsideup 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 11

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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 3 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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    Last summer, I was staying at my summer home up

    in Lowell, Maine. There is a beautiful small town called Bridgton not so far away, so we always make sure to go shopping and spend some time their. Last year I came across a very small family owned book store. You walk in and there are the owners greeting you with a big smile...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 1

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    Alot of people just don't realize the amount of

    knowledge and entertainment that lies within the walls of a good book store. Sure movies can visually stimulate you and make you cry but really when you actually let your mind go along with the story of the book it is so much easier to lose yourself and to fall in love with the...
    derekplus2 derekplus2 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 4

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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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    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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    I love books stores so I suppose I'm in the

    right place! Is anyone else working towards a personal library? I have a room in my house dedicated solely for this purpose. Though I have a long way to go
    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 30

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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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    Waterstones has a good selection of books.

    One of my favorite chains of bookstores. Books from bookstores seem relatively cheaper than online books/books that you get on applications. I once got 15 manga books for around £20, which is a crazy deal considering the average price for manga is usually £7.99 per book!!
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    whyisitsohard44 whyisitsohard44 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    My favorite bookstore in Los Angeles is "The

    Last Bookstore," which has new and used books, but also sculptures, tunnels and installations made out of books. Yes I own a Kindle, but some special books I need to feel in my hands.
    Screenwriter66 Screenwriter66 46-50, M 1 day 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 23 Responses Oct 10, 2012

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    Whenever I step into a bookstore,

    new or old, it feels to me as though time slows down. It's like I can almost hear the whispers of imaginary people calling to me. Each new book I see; is a new portal to some new intriguing world, which I can't wait to explore. So many worlds cramped together...all waiting...
    InTheAutumnBreeze InTheAutumnBreeze 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I live for the thrill of finding an amazing

    book among the clutter and random stacks of forgotten literature. There is nothing like the smell of musty pages, aged perfectly. I love when you can tell that a book has had an interesting journey...a dog-eared page, a worn cover, a tattered spine; it's all poetry <3
    flightlessbird314 flightlessbird314 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 31

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    Oh this is an easy story to add!

    I cannot possibly walk into a bookstore without spending at least a hundred bucks! I have many books I've yet to read but find the compulsion to buy more overwhelming and over powering than common sense. I'm constantly reading and guess I'm simply building my retirement library...
    don0063 don0063 51-55, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Unfortunately, I don't find myself in a

    bookstores often, but I love them. I find it relaxing and fun to browse the shelves and look for interesting titles. New bookstores are wonderful (mostly because a lot of them serve coffee. Coffee and a good book? Sign me up :P), but there is something charming and quaint about...
    Aventias Aventias 16-17 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't know what it is

    but I literally love walking around a bookstore and the smell of new book I know weird but oh well. I dunno I feel like books are becoming obsolete it's all audio or kindles now but for me there is nothing more satisfactory than looking at a collection or series of books on your...
    Ailurus23 Ailurus23 18-21, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love being able to search around

    and see all of the options for books to buy that I never would have thought of just sitting in front of my computer on home browsing Amazon. There's just something far more special about the experience of going to an actual book store, spending time there and seeing everything...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    I made my weekly trek to Strand.

    I was able to buy three books for less than twenty dollars. That's what I love about discount bookstores.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I could stay in there forever,

    its just the smell of new books and its quiet and there's so many books and idk I just could live in one
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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