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I Can Spend Hours Browsing In Bookshops

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    That One Book

    Book shops, the last remnants of an old habit rarely done anymore. I'm talking about reading a good o'l book. A paperback and not an electronic device. I love me a good book store, whether it be new or old. I especially giggle like a 8 year old on Christmas day when, upon...
    ImToolazyforaWittyUseName ImToolazyforaWittyUseName 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 11, 2012

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    I've Been Kicked Out Of A Bookstore

    So I have been kicked out but hey that's cool I got to finish an amazing book BEFORE the employee got annoyed with me. So I went in to find a book that I was looking for for a long time I found the book but found another one that I thought sounded good but only grabbed enough...
    DLakey DLakey 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2013

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    That'S Me

    Sometimes I feel bad because I don't buy anything. Oh well
    CharlieCharles CharlieCharles 18-21, M Jan 30, 2013

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    Minimim would be 30 minutes,

    it depends on who I'm with but if I'm alone, I can stay in a book store for 1-2 hrs. If it's not overcrowded, I can stay longer. If there are beautiful Earthlings around, which is almost always the case since I'm a sucker for them-who-likes-to-read and it's a book store for pete...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 1 Response Jun 2

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    Yes,i Love Bookshops

    I love bookshops,there's just something about them that,every time I walk in and breath the air,makes me feel more at ease.The atmosphere is warm and and pleasant and very comfortable.There is also the smell,they all have their own distinct smell,but all of them are calming.I've...
    natdj88 natdj88 22-25, F Sep 28, 2010

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    Awesome Finds

    I love browsing through bookshops for hours and flipping through books and the bookstores near me don't mind when I sit in there and read and I always find awesome finds.
    Shyaeme Shyaeme 22-25, F Jun 11, 2012

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    Soo Many Books

    It be soo many books I just get amazed and be wanting to look at them all. Make sure I'm making the best selection!
    keepdreaming keepdreaming 18-21, F Jan 6, 2010

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    I just spent an hour

    or so their with my friends, it was nice, but I didn't really love it. couldn't get into book world, which was the problem.
    iamnoor iamnoor 13-15, F Oct 23

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    I, too, can spend quite a lot of time in a

    bookstore. Especially the ones that have older books. I love the smell of the older books. I remember it from my first library. It was in a little town and I was so small. I remember being in awe of the size of the place and so many books! And I have only gotten to be more of a...
    Harley52 Harley52 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 12

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    Magnet & The Steel.

    Going into a bookstore for me, is almost a case of "Lost in Space" or rather TIME !I will trowl up & down the isles, I usually start in the . History / Military section, than move on to Travel, New relese, after that I'am anyone's!Something else I have noticed too, is the number...
    4meiski 4meiski 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 4, 2011

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    My Favorites

    I grew up at my old library.  Living in a small village, it was the only place that was someplace (besides the playground, but the library wasn't seasonal like the playground).  My sister and I would ride our bikes there all summer and take as many as our bikes could hold.  My...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 27, 2011

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    Not As Many As There Used To Be

        I can remember spending time with friends in so many different stores.  Now, except for Barnes and Nobles, the others are gone.     I mean stores like Little Professor, Waldenbooks, B'Daltons, and Borders.  Now, a lot is online and with e-Books, it is harder to...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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    Absolutely

    I just feel over joyed when ever I'm around books. I just love browsing around trying to find the perfect books to get. I love all the different stories and how different they are from one another. I just love to see all the different writing styles that the authors have. If I...
    Katryan Katryan 18-21, F Mar 11, 2013

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    My Love For Bookshops

    Just the prospect of stopping by my favourite bookshop can get me excited. Three stories high, thousands of books to browse. When I enter it there's a book table with some creative, artsy lifestyle books. Then, even along the stairwell, there are more and more books, leading up...
    elinej elinej 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    I Have Spent A Whole Day In A Bookshop Before!

    I was in London with friends and they were doing the touristy thing going down to the British national portrait gallery near Trafalgar Square. I went up a road called Charing Cross Road to my favourite English bookshop, Foyles. I began on ground level, and gradually worked my...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F Sep 13, 2013

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    Pass It On

    I love books! I like to find the obscure book that no one has heard of. Anyplace that has books is for me, even eBooks. I am proud to say I am also passing this trait off to my wonderful children. My daughter accepts that going to the library is a treat if she is good. :-) The...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 25, 2012

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    The Joy Of Ownership

    I love owning books. Just being able to read a book is not enough for me.  I need to go back, reread and reference the book whenever I want.  I also feel secure just looking at the book on my shelf even if I'm not reading it.  That may be a bit greedy.  But everybody needs a...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Feb 4, 2013

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    Hours And Hours

    I love the smell of bookshops, i can browse for ages, but i do shop at Amazon, they have everything.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2010

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    The Owner'S Wife

    There is a small used book store in New York's Greenwich Village, on St. Marks Street, that is a favorite of mine. It doesn't have a large amount of books, but what they have is usually very good.  It has a lot of underground books that would apple to the leftist intellectual...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Mar 28, 2013

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    I Used To Like To Sniff The Pages Of Books When I Was A Kid

    I have this wonderful memory of being a kid - maybe I was around 5 years old. I was at my grandparents house, sitting in the hallway under the light. For some reason, there was a wooden tea chest in the hallway and it was filled with children's books. I remember sitting there...
    BloomsburyLover BloomsburyLover 51-55 2 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    I have in the past and still spend hours

    browsing in many different national chain bookstores. I just love reading anything and everything.
    maryannesinclair maryannesinclair 41-45, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I'm Not An Addict...maybe, That's A Lie

    There was a used book sale on campus. I spent and hour and 45 min there and probably would've stayed longer if my friend hadn't stopped me. My friend says I have an addiction, but I think I can stop anytime I like (as long as it's not now).
    relief9 relief9 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2009

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    Time Machines

    I call bookshops time machines. There's been many a time I walk into one during the day and what seems like moments later walk out into the night.
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2012

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    The Master’s Sacred Knowledge A key to your inner treasure! This is the story about a wise old Master who comes across a young man who was about to end his life by hanging himself to a large tree. The wise old Master asks the young man to spare him some of his time before...
    allanrufus allanrufus 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 13, 2012

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    Here is a link to a Free Personal Development

    Audio Book - I hope you can gain something from it :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWDiXN8nAx4&feature=youtu.be
    allanrufus allanrufus 36-40, M Jan 21

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    I Can

        i can spend hours in a bookstore aka a book shop for hours . looking  for books . reading , playing around with my girlfriend in a non sexual way .
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 10, 2009

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    So Many Stories

    Love book stores, I get lost around books, so many stories and adventures ready to be experienced...
    knb53 knb53 46-50, M Nov 1, 2010

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    Always Have Loved Bookshops, Always Will

    I remember being about 6, wandering up and down aisles in bookstores, completely awed by the amount of books and stories and wanting to stay and read for ever. Even now, I can spend hours in bookshops, staring at every cover, reading every back page and eventually having to make...
    abbeysroad abbeysroad 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    My Special Place.

    I love the book store. I will go read the backs of new books for hours. It's my version of a trip to the mall. I love how the book store has couches and arm chairs. I'll even go catch up on the dirt in the magazine section. I always end up taking something home. In the future I...
    Temprence Temprence 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    Another World

    I like to go alone, browse every aisle, even though I knew that I would not buy any book from that category. I would walk around for about five or six times, 'till people there start to get tired of seeing my face Or maybe they thought that I would steal something? Oh, well. I...
    Awanputih Awanputih 18-21 May 6, 2013

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    A Good Read

    Take the book off the shelf, its usually the catchy title or an author that I enjoy that makes me pick it up in the first place.  Check the back cover (or inside flap depending on the book).  Still interested?  Open the book.  Start reading.  If you don't try to sit down...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 27, 2011

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    Small Recognition To A Store I Like

    Perhaps as a reaction to having been born and raised in the inland US, I have an intense interest in ships and the sea. One bookstore which has done much to satisfy that interest is the Nautical Mind on Queen's Quay in Toronto. By way of disclosure, I have no connection to the...
    HStoner HStoner 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    It's Bad

    When I have money and I'm in a book store, time stands still. I run up and down the selves.  The fact that there are a lot of discount book stores here in the city makes it worse.  I have too many interest and someone has written a book about every one. Then new books keep...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    I Don't Have a Problem; I Can Stop Anytime I Want

    I've been trying to avoid bookstores lately. The rate at which I accumulate books far outpaces the rate at which I read books. Glancing around my room, I currently have six partially read books, as well as a bunch of others that I haven't even started yet. If I go to the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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