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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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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 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 5 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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    Nothing better (in my opinion)

    than the smell of books. I love to visit bookstores and just sit in the isle while reading a book I pick from the shelf. I love the ambiance of bookstores or libraries - feels like home to me
    bonesxposed bonesxposed 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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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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    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.
    EmbraceMe68 EmbraceMe68 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 17

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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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    was spending my lunch at Barnes

    and Noble today since I had a long lunch time...after searching several tiers I finally wound up in the mystery section and was skimming a new John Sanford Novel when a guy struck up a conversation with me concerning the author...we talked books for about 15 minutes and he ask...
    Nikkihughes46 Nikkihughes46 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 22

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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 26 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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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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    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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    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 Sep 14

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    Samwan Samwan 70+, F 1 Response 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 4 Responses Sep 17

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    Is there anything quite

    as intoxicating as the scent of new books mingled with the smell of Starbucks coffee? I love Barnes & Noble.
    ondine14 ondine14 41-45, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    Sometimes, I call bookstores

    as my heaven. I experienced being in the bookstore for 3-4 hours without looking at my phone, if my sister wouldn't have called me, I think I would be stuck in there longer. And the smell of the books really calms me, even though some of my friends thought it was weird because...
    Maesia1998 Maesia1998 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I love bookstores, they are

    such a turn on for me...one meets the most interesting peeps and so much fun to just lose oneself back reading in one of the aisles...I spend hours in used bookstores on weekends
    elainehughes46 elainehughes46 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 22

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    The closest decent bookstore is almost two

    hours away. I hate it, because I have to order books online. Even if they're cheap, you still have to pay for shipping.
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 25

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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 Sep 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 4 Responses Apr 17

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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 Sep 14

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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

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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 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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    Powell's bookstore in Portland,

    Oregon is one of the most truly amazing bookstores I have ever visited... I spent 6 hours there and feel like I hardly scratched the surface!
    lola101202 lola101202 36-40, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I really love to read

    and go to the local bookstores a couple times a month for new books to read. I enjoy the classics and so many other quality books for pleasurable reading.
    familyatresort familyatresort 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    It's out today I have the book I can't wait to

    read it I'm freaking out it's going to be sooooo awesome but if uncle rick kills off Percy Leo or Annabeth I'm gonna freak
    Notallthatcurious1999 Notallthatcurious1999 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    It's so sad really. A bookstore

    that has been around forever is closing. It's right in the heart of downtown and was a common place for people to meet before heading out. Grab a coffee, sit around and chat, walk around see if you find anything and then off you go. And now, they're closing it to build condos...
    ThisIsMe83 ThisIsMe83 31-35, F 10 Responses Sep 20

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    Okay. Not to be an elitist

    or anything, but I love bookstores that have character. Borders and Barnes and Noble never did anything for me. I have always loved the smell of old books and copyright dates from the 18th and 19th century. I own several religious texts that date back to the 19th century and...
    liliuminterspinas liliuminterspinas 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 25

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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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    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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    I love bookstores. I'd

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

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    one of my favourites is in town - a little cafe

    inside as well as hundreds upon hundreds of books, all about $5 each. I always go in to trade books, and keep warm inside. it's cute and I love it
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F Sep 21

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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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    If I got to chose between going to Paris

    or a bookstore I would choose a bookstore. It's a double if it's a bookstore IN Paris!
    IAmARebel IAmARebel 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    starfox22 starfox22 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 11 Responses Sep 14

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    I love books and bookstores

    as they have a large diverse cross section of books rather like humans, all subjects and classes, all different and individual, turn the pages and you never know what gems are inside. Never judge a book by its cover.
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 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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    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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    fpdee11 fpdee11 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    I could spend hours in a bookstore.

    Any other kind of shopping makes me want to scream, in a bad way, lol. But bookstores are the best. I wish we had more of them where I live. Actually, sometimes I kind of want to live in a library or something like Twilight Sparkle does. xD
    WinterSoldierBucky WinterSoldierBucky 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 11

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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'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

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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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    Not like Barnes and Noble bookstores.

    I mean those are alright, but I like the small bookstores, because then it's like the owner is only putting the books into their community that they think the community should read. They know the stuff intimately and can always give you a recommendation. Bookstores are zee best...
    GirlFromChicago GirlFromChicago 18-21, F 2 Responses May 31

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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.
    SummerSeason SummerSeason 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 28

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    I have an addiction. Yes,

    I LOVE BOOKSTORES. Always have. Bookstores represent a place of escape and wonder to me. Being lost in endless selections of books is a piece of heaven to me. Every week or every other week, you can catch me at a Barnes & Noble. I really would like to win or receive a gift card...
    eartheyes82 eartheyes82 31-35, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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 9 Responses Jun 2

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    So, I did it. I stepped foot in my favourite

    bookstore for the last time yesterday. Such a sad moment. The walls were empty, half the shelved were empty, books were on the floor in piles (!!!!) it was a very difficult moment and I think everyone in there was having a moment of their own. It was so difficult to find...
    ThisIsMe83 ThisIsMe83 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 21

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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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    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 absolutely love bookstores!

    I love going up to the workers and asking what they would recommend. It makes for great conversation and you get really great book suggestions!
    cici0307 cici0307 18-21, F a week ago

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