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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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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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    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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    When I walk into any bookstore,

    I always seem to find the one book or two, I can not live without. I love the smell of a new book...oohhh! I can't wait until I get home to read it, so I find myself reading my new book on the way home. I love the children's section. It reminds me when I was a child searching...
    PinkyC PinkyC 31-35, F Aug 19

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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 a week ago

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    I use to go out in bookstores

    and spend hours simply looking at all the diffrent outlooks their can be on every subjects... I like the smell of books, I like searching. I miss those times...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 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 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

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    I do. It's really difficult

    for me to leave one without a book. Unfortunately I have to often due to my finances. :)
    CubsLover1998 CubsLover1998 26-30, M 5 Responses Sep 9

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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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    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 8 Responses Sep 12

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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    spazz66 spazz66 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I love Waterstones. I love to go to Foyles.

    I spend hours looking at the books, especially the arts books. They discuss the artists lives and works.
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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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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    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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    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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    AnnaliseLeah AnnaliseLeah 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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

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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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    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 1 Response 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 5 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    So. Uh. Yea. I have a problem.

    I'm addicted to book stores. Like, seriously. If I find a book store worth shopping in (which is almost any book store in existence) I can spend hours there. Spent 6 hours in a Borders one time. That was fun. Had hundreds of dollars of books picked that I wanted. Could only...
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Sep 4

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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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    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...
    TheMaverickWoman TheMaverickWoman 36-40, F 10 Responses Jun 15

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    They are really quiet

    and peaceful and could stay there all day if I could.
    cleocat1234 cleocat1234 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    I could spend hours in a good bookstore.

    I love to explore every section and almost always leave with a stack of books. Which will be sitting unread for weeks while I catch up on the books from the last go round. You can never have too many books.
    jmc39 jmc39 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    Bookstores are magical.

    Especially huge ones that can be found with multiple floors. You can find a pile of books, each one a different genre, curl up in a corner and stay there all day. Plus, bookstores smell nice.
    ZydecoVivo ZydecoVivo 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I've been known to spend many an hour (and

    dollar) in the local bookstores. Just wish I had as much time to read as I used to.
    mhenson144 mhenson144 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 7

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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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    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 used to go to bookstores with my ex-gf

    when we went on dates. That may sound lame, but those turned out to be some really fun dates for bibliophiles like us. Nowadays, I'm hoping my next reason to repeatedly visit bookstores will be for book signings of some book I have yet to write and get published. I'm working...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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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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    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 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 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 3 Responses Sep 22

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    fpdee11 fpdee11 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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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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    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 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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    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 3 Responses Sep 22

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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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