What Going To The Bookstore is Like

9 Dec

It’s December…which means cold weather…which means an extra excuse to go into the bookstore when your friends are shopping to…get warm…and get coffee and cookies ::cough cough:: I’ll only be five minutes. I promise.

My piece of heaven

My piece of heaven

I love books, obviously, but I also love going into bookstores just as much. There’s just *something* about the entire experience. Whether it’s the smell (the lovely smell of Starbucks and new books) or being around fellow book lovers, I love it all. I cannot wait until the next time I go on a trip to the store. So much so that I’m slightly weary of ordering online. Even though it’s convenient, I want *that* moment. Hell, I’ll make a whole night out of it. Bookstores bring a lot of peace to my life, so before I share what going into a bookstore is like, I want to share my Barnes & Noble. They bring a lot of love to my little writer’s life…and this is exactly how it plays out.

Oh! Look. A Barnes & Noble. 

I’m just…going to step in for a…minute. Just a minute.

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It smells like cookies in here.

Until I eat all of them, that is.

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And coffee! I need both.

Especially after that Barnes & Noble Membership discount.

I’m never going to leave.

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Okay. Books. I want all of them.

Time to get serious. This is what you came here for.

This is where your plan comes into action. You know your plan. It starts at new fiction, wraps around the young adult, circles to the poetry, and ends at memoirs.

200-4Okay. So maybe not that book.

Just not for me. That was…something though.

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There’s seeing a book you’ve been wanting.

Yep. The entire staff just heard you squeal.

They also saw you dance while you waited for someone else to move out of the way.

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And there’s seeing the book you’ve been waiting over a year to release.

Sweet Jesus. Yep. They definitely saw and heard you again.

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You try to apologize, but everyone understands.

We all have an inner Matilda.

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In fact, you might just read it right now

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But bookstores close…so you have to leave…

I’ll just get one. Or two. Or…screw it. I want all of these.

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But when you get home, you have your favorite place to read.

Does anything get any better than this?

200-11~SAT

Also, because we’re sharing gifs and other funny moments, I just did an interview with YouTuber Drew C. Ryan on his channel The awkWORD. (A hilarious channel by the way.) We talked about fandoms, video games, Disney, Sailor Moon, and more! Check it out.

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7 Responses to “What Going To The Bookstore is Like”

  1. photosfromtheloonybin December 9, 2015 at 6:01 am #

    There is nothing, absolutely nothing, better than walking through the doors of a bookstore!!! Sometimes I just walk around running my hands along the spines of the books and sighing before I actually get down to picking books. My family laughs at me :).

  2. Charles Yallowitz December 9, 2015 at 6:30 am #

    I just like wandering around and seeing what catches my attention. There’s that fun of roaming the aisles and not knowing what you’re going to leave with that you don’t get from online shopping. You never know when you’ll find a book that someone simply left in a different section and ends up being the one you’re going to buy. The same used to go for video stores, which I miss. Kind of like an adventure to find a new adventure.

    I’ve seen that dance. Never did it myself because I don’t have patience. Either ask to get through or reach over the person. That second option always happened in the manga section.

    • Shannon A Thompson December 9, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

      THAT IS THE BEST. Surprise books is why I love going to the store rather than searching the Internet. Sure, I love Goodreads too, and Amazon gives me good ideas sometimes, but there’s nothing like being able to find surprises beyond the “suggestion” list.
      ~SAT

      • Charles Yallowitz December 9, 2015 at 6:51 pm #

        Especially when you have birthday or holiday money to spend. 😀

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