In between the shelves

NBT: Girl sitting in bookstore

I don’t know what it is but whenever I walk into a book store, I feel happily overwhelmed. And the smell of books, don’t even get me started, it’s one of the best smells in the world, simple as that. It’s like an adventure every time I’m in a book store and I love adventures.

I have bought an incredible amount of books online, but browsing bookstores is something else entirely. To walk along and look at shelves full of books old and new, giving me book love at first sight from across a room. A little golden ray of sunlight falling over the rows of spines, and making me feel there is nothing like picking up a book that catches my eye to indulge myself in. It isn’t only the books themselves that provide an escape with their characters, plots and stories, being inside a bookstore is another world I love to escape to as well.

There is something about a bookstore that is almost magical. That sense of calm when you enter the store, the background noise fading away as you make your way through the shelves to find the right genre for you. The trailing fingers along spines of books and rows to find a name, a picture that grabs your eye, some unearthly pull that grips your attention.

I will always support the bookstores that romance me. Do you have independent bookstores that you love? What do you love about them? Leave your thoughts about bookstores; I would love to read them.

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4 thoughts on “In between the shelves

  • September 23, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I love bookstores too. Though now I browse but buy on kindle as books are very expensive. But yes there is something immensely calming about looking at books. Thanks for participating in my prompt.

  • September 22, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    My husband and I love books too and bookstores. We will wander through a bookstore as an after Sunday breakfast or after dinner date more often than not. Our number one wish if we had the home of our dreams would be a large library with floor to ceiling shelves and including the sliding ladders! In Albuquerque there is an independent book store called Book Works which is quite nice. They feature a lot of local authors and have events just about every week.

  • September 22, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    The time I was in India, it was crossword and in Mumbai, Oxford bookstore at Churchgate is amazing. I always make a point to visit the stores and Landmark is awe-inspiring. Basically, Landmark and Oxford are two places I love serenading whenever I visit. I need to get used to read e-books.

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