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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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    thrice3 thrice3 26-30, F 11 Responses Apr 18

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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 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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    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 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    Human beings have nothing left to offer books

    are the only true friend I had
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 5

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    They're sadly non-existent in my area,

    but most of the charity shops have good and reasonably priced secondhand books, I could easily spend several hours just searching for new books in them, just like I could in a bookstore. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 31

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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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    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 25 Responses Mar 20

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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 6 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 12 Responses Dec 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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..
    chapgeezer chapgeezer 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 23

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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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    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 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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    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 8 Responses Apr 22

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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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    yessssss. (: bookstores are

    so fun to look in and be in. I love them!
    jordan43930 jordan43930 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs 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 22 Responses Oct 10, 2012

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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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    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 7 Responses Apr 18

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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 59 Responses Jan 6

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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 5 Responses Apr 18

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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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    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 miss bookstores. They are almost all gone.

    Electronic media is wiping them out. First came the ability to shop on-line and then the greater horror of e-books. But real bookstores cannot be replaced. There is the smell of real books. It’s the first thing you notice upon entering a bookstore. It’s not a musty scent...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 41-45, M 9 Responses Mar 8

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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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    It's HEAVENS! It's weird

    that we don't fight over knowledge and books, while they're the real weapons... people are just to blind to see anymore
    FazyH FazyH 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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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 Mar 26

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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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    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 4 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I stay and browse them

    so long I wonder if it makes me look strange. But I usually find one or two new paperback or hardcover friends
    bobwasbad bobwasbad 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Mar 14

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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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