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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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    tbhamani tbhamani 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 3

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    I'm that weirdo that'll go into the bookstore

    just to smell the books. I feel very soothed afterwards.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 5 Responses May 16

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    Opening a brand new book the smell of fresh

    paper and you hear the spine crack better than sex
    Mollielollipop38 Mollielollipop38 26-30, F 23 Responses Mar 26

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    I was walking on downtown

    and sudenly found myself with 6 books in my bag, less Money on my wallet And a very Big smile!
    Healinghate Healinghate 18-21, M 13 Responses Jun 17

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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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    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 love when you pull an old book off the shelf

    and flip through the pages to smell that smell that reminds me of an old rustic scroll containing some bit of knowledge that hasnt been thought of in centuries.
    TANQ247 TANQ247 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Over the weekend I finally found a book

    that I have been searching for a long time. It is A Season in Hell by Arthur Rimbaud and I can not wait to read it <3
    mehear mehear 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    From fact to fiction ,

    scifi, to factual fiction, Glenn Cooper , Dan Brown , trudi Cavan
    wishingwellguy wishingwellguy 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    U & Me forever this way www.

    nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few others share their love stories with their friends, while some leave them as sweet memories for themselves within their hearts and few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I spend a few hours weekly in three local

    bookstores. I am looking for books relating to my primary job as a trial lawyer, classroom preparation for criminal justice and psychology students. I also purchase books that support my interests and books that teaches me new experiences and ideas to observe and possibly put...
    susanbornin1969 susanbornin1969 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I grew up in libraries

    and bookstores. I "made the jump" from children's collection to adults when I was in first grade - and started exploring. I love old bookstores the most, something without the hype and the rows of cookie-cutter best-sellers. A bookstore is a cave to explore, with boundless...
    DaveCthulhu DaveCthulhu 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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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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    kswap919 kswap919 26-30, M Jul 14

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    When I go to a store

    or the library, I seek out the travel book section. I love to travel and when I am not traveling I love to read about places I dream about traveling too. I plan my trip in my head and map out my course of what I want to see. I like being amazed and awed, whether it is...
    permagrin permagrin 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 27

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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 9 Responses Dec 31, 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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    Just give me some money to spend,

    a decent bookstore to spend it in, and you can leave me alone, 'cos I'll be happy all day!!!
    littleblackduck littleblackduck 51-55, M 5 Responses Jul 9

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    So yesterday I spent 3 hours

    and a grand total of $179.00 at a classic bookstore. It was pure bliss. I love the smell of books.
    CaptainBlake CaptainBlake 18-21, F 14 Responses Jun 4

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    I found a great bookstore here in my hometown

    of Houston tx called "murder by the book" I just went there last weekend for the 1st time. It's been there since the 70's I think. Don't you just love it the first time you enter a bookstore you have never been in before and go exploring. So many books. I would love to spend a...
    Monty0809 Monty0809 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 19

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    sweetliz sweetliz 41-45, F 16 Responses Jun 3

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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 4 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 57 Responses Jan 6

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jan 8

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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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    I haven't been to Powell's Bookstore in Portland

    for a long time. It's a bookstore lover's dream. At over 65,000 square feet it takes up an entire city block. I love how one category can take up an entire room. I love how it's all old buildings giving it an aged feel and finding my way through the maze of rooms. Books I've...
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    Whenever I go to Barnes & Noble,

    I feel at peace. It's my happy place. My body is purged of negative emotions when I go through those doors.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 16

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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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    is it just me, but when i go into a bookstore

    or library. before i get a book i always feel the cover?
    mewkitty911 mewkitty911 13-15 9 Responses Jul 19

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    I want to read all the books youtubers come out

    with ...but I only want to read it once
    silverxrose silverxrose 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It's so amazing to go into a huge bookstore

    where there are tens of thousands of books and to realize all the stories and knowledge and lives and loves and hates contained inside. It can be overwhelming.
    ksbobmst ksbobmst 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 17

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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 14 Responses Apr 4

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    For those who love bookstores,

    here is mine .. www.newfatherofnation.com Please visit shoppe and leave comments here..
    NewFatherofSG NewFatherofSG 46-50, M Jul 8

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    thrice3 thrice3 26-30, F 8 Responses Apr 18

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    There is something beautiful

    and comforting about a bookstore. It is one of the most peaceful places in the world outside the serene walls of a church. I love going to Barnes & Noble on a cold day to drink hot cocoa and curl up with the perfect book. Such bliss...
    sarahsmiles7 sarahsmiles7 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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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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    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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    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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    I love going to books-a-million

    for manga. my grandma told me I'm not allowed to buy anymore books though....
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    I love the smell of new books.

    I love delving into a book and cherry picking the best bits and then carrying it around with me until I get to the checkout. Usually by the time I get to the check out I'm staggering under the weight of all the books I've picked up along the way and then I have to get serious...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 15

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    We have a Books a Million

    where I live and you can sit on the floor and read all day if you want. However, it doesn't compare to Davis Kid. It just felt more home like.
    bellaboo68 bellaboo68 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    Especially used bookstores.

    My old home town used to be full of them, and I loved both browsing and buying.
    DrWhom DrWhom 51-55 3 Responses a week ago

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    stlguy45 stlguy45 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I love Barnes and Noble.

    it's been a while since I been to the store and I seriously need to read a book... I'm always with book
    ColeSweety ColeSweety 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 16

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