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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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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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    More like I would love a large room in my home

    that is entirely a library. Much more than the study I have. I know the Internet is an immense database, but what about the aesthetics of books? No adverts blocking your reading, or cookies tracking what you search to interrupt with messages and popups linked to your health...
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 5 days ago

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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 11 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    It is hard for the consummate learner to leave

    a bookstore without a book. And I am no different. I love books. I own a Kindle, but there's nothing like the enjoyment of opening a book or smelling used ones.
    NewMan2015 NewMan2015 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 14

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    Nope. I I never had enough money to buy all

    the books that I wished , always had to cut down to one or two only. But I loved the public libraries as well as my relatives friends neighbours libraries. There was no home to enter without going out with a borrowed book. Used to read day and night, so that I would be able to...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F 3 Responses May 14

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    I love, love, love reading.

    When I get a job, at least half of it will go to books I want to buy. I have a whole list of books I want. Right now, though, I just have a library card and some free time on the weekend.
    AnonSmiles AnonSmiles 16-17 1 Response May 3

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    Oh, you might want to check out this slam- poem

    I wrote. Umm.. it has something to do with bookstores. haha An Open Letter to People Who Can’t Stop Saying “You don’t have a boyfriend because your standard is high.” How do you know my standard? Was it ever published in a book or Featured in a newspaper I am not a...
    PercyAmor PercyAmor 22-25, F 2 Responses May 12

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    i like used bookstores.

    last book i bought was The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner. Masterpiece.
    DiaLeigh DiaLeigh 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    So excited about my bookstore credit.

    I took a bunch of books to the used bookstore for trade-in. Now I have over $150 in credit.
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Bookstores are awesome especially small family

    own bookstores; they seem to be well rounded in their choices and not over whelming like big bookstore have/do. If that's the case you'd think the bookstores would have an area for ebook readers. Further more, you'd think the publisher/seller would give a percentage to the...
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 18

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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, 2014

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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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    yessssss. (: bookstores are

    so fun to look in and be in. I love them!
    jordan43930 jordan43930 16-17, F 2 Responses May 3

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    There is something about a book

    that cannot be replaced with an electronic device, the feel on it in your hands as you become absorbed in the story. I love secondhand bookstores, the hunt for an elusive title brings the detective out in me, finding an out of the way bookstore and exploring it,s contents. They...
    Cherridarling Cherridarling 56-60, M 5 Responses Apr 30

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    I finally bought the basic Nook book reader.

    BN version. Never again do I want to buy another paper book. I want to bring my little reader into Starbucks and read for 45 minutes to an hour and digest part of a book. Also, the music section is great. Certain stores are more generous in their varieties than others so I know...
    fleebabylon fleebabylon 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 27

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    A good bookstore is a treasure store

    for me. I knew few such bookstores where I used to be a frequent visitor. Whenever I enter them, I will be lost in books. Then I will be confused which one to buy, then thoughts will come "If I had enough money have bought the entire store!". I never walked empty handed from...
    pamir1992 pamir1992 22-25, M 3 Responses May 9

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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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    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 10 Responses May 24, 2014

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    thrice3 thrice3 26-30, F 10 Responses Apr 18

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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.
    Emma4fun Emma4fun 31-35, T 15 Responses Nov 23, 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 Mar 24

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    Sadly they're quite rare

    where I live. :(
    RealLifePerson RealLifePerson 26-30, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    As a child they were my escape.

    My other and father loved a good fairytale and even made up an audio story for my brothers and sisters. I cherrished my books. The smaller they were the more I identified with them. Bookstores in Eugene where special. Filled with hundreds or even thousands of books, mostly...
    Borinquen Borinquen 41-45, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    Everything you could ever want to know is at

    your fingertips. When I say to my mom, "I'm going to the bookstore," it really means, "You're not going to see me for 6 hours, and when I get home I'm going to my room and reading."
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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

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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 can spend hours in a bookstore just skimming

    over books and reading summaries... I probably know the shelves of my local bookstore better than the owners do. :)
    Esme190 Esme190 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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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 6 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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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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    Being a book Fanatic,

    I am sure, my love for bookstores will never die. The moment I walk into a bookstore, the smell of those books, perfectly shelved, lights up my world. If I got a chance to work as a part-time bookstore employee, I would not think twice. ;-)
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 7 Responses a week ago

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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 24 Responses Mar 26

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    I don't think any one thing has the ability to

    capture my attention quite like spending time in a bookstore. I can easily get lost for hours, immersing myself among the shelves. I find it utterly peaceful... and always come home with new treasures . :)
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 6 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    It's quiet and it smells nice

    and the people mind their own business and i love it ^^
    LessOne LessOne 13-15, F 9 Responses Apr 18

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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 11 Responses Jul 20, 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 58 Responses Jan 6

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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 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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    Folks! Recommend to me one amazing,

    must-read, catchy, moving book that revolves around cultures, philosophy, psychology, maybe history, humanity, diversity,.. Thanks in advance :)
    Jana16 Jana16 18-21, F 10 Responses May 9

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    I can remember as a 5 year-old wanting a book

    which basically described how things work that was in the school library. My parents got me a similar book for Christmas that same year. I had no idea at that time there were actual shops that sold only books, but when I did discover it, wherever I go, ever since, I can be found...
    CryingToTheSky CryingToTheSky 51-55, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    thats a lie, because i dont love books i am

    addicted to books. if books were a drugs then i would never stop reading. my profile picture is from my favorite series Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatric. im not sure if anyone read that series, but i was hooked after i read the first book, like OhMiGosh this book is amazing i need...
    XxSaveMeyxX XxSaveMeyxX 16-17, F 6 Responses May 11

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    I love the books that place the reader inside

    its contents. Its like you can feel, sense and see yourself in it's story.
    BookDiva BookDiva 36-40, F 3 Responses May 9

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    There nothing like it you go in there at the

    back you find a gem that been over looked and you walk out with bargain
    littlebabybell littlebabybell 13-15, T 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's a dream of mine to one day visit the

    Strand Bookstore in NYC! One day :)
    twentysomethingelse twentysomethingelse 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 26

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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 15 Responses Apr 4

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    Particularly love our local independent

    bookshop. It can't make money- think the owner has other funds that he uses to support it- but a fine place nonetheless. All hail Topping and Co..
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 23

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