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I Absolutely Love Bookstores

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    YouKnowItMakesSense YouKnowItMakesSense 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    Barns & Nobles! The one

    where I live is huge. It has 2 floors and 2 escalators. It also has a Starbucks inside :]
    ChthonicMassacre ChthonicMassacre 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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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

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    Don't ever take me to a Barnes

    and Nobles or I will spend every last penny that I have. I can spend hours upon hours there! Reading is a beautiful way to get sapped into another world, I love it!
    Untamablespark Untamablespark 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 25

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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

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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 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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    They're one of the only places I feel

    comfortable to talk to people in. Along with the Internet and my house. That's it.
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 1 day ago

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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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    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 7 Responses Sep 12

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    I don't mind my Kindle.

    ...but nothing like going to a book store and feeling the stories in your hand, going thru the pages and reading the words. The smell of the fresh the paper, the new book smell. I am a firm believer that having a mini library in your own home is a must.
    BlaiddDrwg05 BlaiddDrwg05 41-45, M 13 Responses Nov 12

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    Just been to my local bookstore to pick up some

    books I had ordered and it was busy for the time it was. Great to see people buying books as presents for Christmas it shows some traditions don't die they continue on through generations. To give a book to a child is empowering them with knowledge which is far greater than an...
    jakey40 jakey40 36-40, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    zoozjmuc zoozjmuc 31-35, M 4 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.
    Ezria96 Ezria96 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 25

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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...
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 9 Responses Jun 15

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    I can just get lost in the seemingly endless

    row upon row on beautiful books....
    wardskye wardskye 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Today I went to a used book store in an

    unspoken challenge for them to have anything of Confucianist or Daoist texts. Of course they were in the NEW AGE section- neverminding that these faiths/philosophies predated most contemporary religions and philosophies. I'm sure they have their reasons for arranging the store...
    CinimonGypsy CinimonGypsy 41-45 4 Responses Dec 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 4 Responses May 24

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    "You know that feeling,

    when you're reading a book, and you know that it is  going to be a tragedy, you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing close around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage, and you...
    iamabibliophile iamabibliophile 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 8

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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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    The Strand in NYC is,

    by far, my favorite. I took my daughter there for the first time recently and what a joy it was to see her eyes light up when she first walked in. Pretty sure she and I could easily kill a whole day there.
    Gotthegottagoes Gotthegottagoes 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 3

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    AHHHH I CAN SPEND HOURS IN A BOOK STORE OR

    LIBRARY. If you want me to marry you just buy me the library from beauty and the beast.
    thisISalessa thisISalessa 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 3

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    I just get excited seeing one.

    I am unable to describe it furthermore.
    Depaysement Depaysement 70+, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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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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    I just had the perfect lunchbreak wandering

    around a nearby bookstore sipping on my favorite latte. It's my favorite place to go when I just need to get out of the office for awhile and treat myself :)
    canadiangrl canadiangrl 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 12

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    I really enjoy it! I can easily spend hours

    without getting bored. Specially since my local bookstore brings me back many childhood memories I treasure dearly.
    Anmi93 Anmi93 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Bookshops are so peaceful.

    The best ones are those little backstreet second hand ones where the books are piled as high as the ceiling. Where you can find books that were read when you parents were your age by hands that are now old and wrinkled. So much history, so many memories made. Who knows, maybe...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 25

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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 could easily spend hours perusing bookstores

    shelves : ) It's a pity that walking home from said bookstore clad with shopping bags filled with heavy books doesn't bring me the same joy :P
    evieas123 evieas123 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I would like to recommend a book.

    It is called the Relationship Cure by John Gottman. It is a result of over 30 years of research. I have found it helpful. It talks about our strengths and weaknesses as people and helps us to set goals for improving our relationships. Some of us are leaders and others are good...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I can spend hours in a bookstore!

    I love buying and reading new books,reading is my thing! Whenever i see a bookstore i get too excited.
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 4

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    I love bookstores for the promise

    that they hold, and the potential for exploring realms, topics and ideas that maybe you never thought about before. They are gateways to knowledge, adventure, laughter, entertainment and provide stimulation to the senses in so many ways. I think that I love the way they all...
    wyolatex wyolatex 31-35, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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.
    lujocin lujocin 31-35, F 19 Responses Nov 23

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    I live in a town where the population is

    probably 80% Christian. Barnes and Noble is always full of Christian teens and young adults sitting around sipping lattes and reading. I get a little enjoyment out of hanging out on the "new age" aisle just to watch them all squirm and watch me and wonder if I worship satan...
    Ladyscorpioz Ladyscorpioz 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 23

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    I need to have a book store closer to me,

    because the nearest Barnes and Noble is a good 40 minute drive away and it's not convienent. I actually have money now and there's no good book store near me that I know of
    21goth12 21goth12 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 13

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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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    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

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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 have the Kindle and nook app,

    but I still enjoy wasting an afternoon away browsing the shelves of a bookstore looking for some hidden treasures. I still enjoy the real thing. I love a nice bookstore
    romanticheart77 romanticheart77 51-55, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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 9 Responses Sep 14

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    The number one spot that I would always visit

    on a weekend. I never got tired of interacting with the people, having the variety of books at my finger tips, or just being able to sit down and have a coffee.
    PacificWanderer PacificWanderer 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 5 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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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

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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 7 Responses Sep 4

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    There are few joys greater

    than an old bookstore. Walking into the door and smelling the aroma of time. Hard covered books missing their sleeves, broken bindings from others enjoyment. The genius of authors left on page, but forgotten by the world - left for you to savor. Dickens and Bronte or the stories...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 16

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    Not so much modern stores,

    but the old fashioned 2nd-hand book shops. I just love the smell and feel of books.
    small5paul small5paul 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 20

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    I love bookstores. I'd

    rather own books, than borrow them.
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 12

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    It's crazy how much I enjoy it.

    I can easily live there.
    PosterGirl PosterGirl 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 9

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