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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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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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    thrice3 thrice3 26-30, F 8 Responses Apr 18

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    I can't go in one without spending at least an

    hour in there. I get lost in reading excerpts. Going to the bookstore was a happy note of the many places we checked out on the best date I ever went on. We walked in and forgot about each other as we were both pulled into different directions. Time didn't exist. Concluding with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 10

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    no better way to spend your day off,

    then a cup of tea and a day at youre favorite bookstore
    redhairlilly redhairlilly 36-40, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    What are you currently reading?

    :) I'm reading The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir.
    iridium91 iridium91 22-25, F 15 Responses Jun 9

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    sweetliz sweetliz 41-45, F 17 Responses Jun 3

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    vf702 vf702 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 4

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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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    "Good friends, good books,

    and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life." --Mark Twain
    JustTheAverageJoe JustTheAverageJoe 13-15 4 Responses Jun 15

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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'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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    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 15 Responses Jun 4

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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 May 15

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    my basement is full of books,

    and I put an offer in on a book store going out of business, not realizing I listed my house with a new real estate company in town
    marinerob marinerob 46-50, M May 31

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    I could live at Barnes

    and Noble! I don't read all that much.but,I like the choices in what i want to read.
    Duckygirl2 Duckygirl2 46-50, F 23 Responses 1 day ago

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    You step into it, goosebumps all over,

    and know instantly that you're now in heaven.
    gracijela gracijela 22-25, F 4 Responses May 24

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    Yesterday I had a day out with my mom.

    We live in a small town but the good thing is that we're only about 45 mins away from a bigger city that has much more to do. It has my favorite used bookstores there. Unfortunately due to the rain we didn't get to visit my favorite little shops but we did stop at Barnes & Noble...
    WitchyLexi WitchyLexi 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 15

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    I love bookstores, especially rare book stores,

    I love the smell of the old books
    TerrestrialWoden83 TerrestrialWoden83 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 3

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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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    tbhamani tbhamani 18-21, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    i like used bookstores.

    last book i bought was The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner. Masterpiece.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 19

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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 love bookstores! I live in a small town

    and we have no bookstores. The closest town with an actual bookstore is an hour and a half away. this makes me wonder what people do with their time. Since I live on a great beach I'd think grab a book and go listen to the waves crash but nope no bookstore.
    Mimiramirez Mimiramirez 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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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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    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 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 4 Responses May 16

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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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    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 5 Responses May 20

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    Can I have suggestions

    for good books? I have already read the fault in our stars! Now that that's out of the way... Go!
    LayWithFate LayWithFate 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 16

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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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    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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    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 visit a couple of local bookstores on weekends

    when I am out shopping for clothes. Shopping is my favorite past time. I am in my own little world then. I love to spend 2 or 3 hours curled up with a book of my choice.
    femalemusiclover femalemusiclover 46-50, F 10 Responses Jun 25

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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 7 Responses May 19

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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 10 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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 6 Responses Apr 18

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    stlguy45 stlguy45 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 18

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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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    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