how long do you stay in a book shop??

@tammy27 (1247)
Philippines
June 2, 2011 9:11am CST
just a simple question to bookish people out there.. :) i visited my favorite bookshop earlier, and i was there for about 1hr and 30mis. haha since it's not like the other bookstores where books are in order, the books there are just placed on shelves with no particular order or category. i did bought books though and did not made the saleslady mad at me for reading the books there and then not buying it. haha i just wonder how long does booking people out there stay in their favorite bookshops.. :) and oh! this bookshop sells secondhand books by the way.. hehe
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jun 11
If I am pressed for time I will go in, get what I came for, pay for it and leave. Ten minutes tops. But if I am not pressed for time I may stay a couple of hours looking at book passages and reading some. It really does depend. I love books so I may find one that I need to take some time over.
@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
me either. there are times that im under time pressure and i when those times come i can say going to the bookshops is not a good thing to do. whenever i go to the bookshop i see to it that i have all the time in the world, i dont know why but im just fond of staying there. my friends even tell me i should just live there, hehehe
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jun 11
I really don't go to bookstores anymore. I haven't been to a bookstore in probably ten years or more. I order online and get some great deals. If I want an expensive book I wait until it comes down alitle. I used to enjoy going to the bookstore, having a Latte and reading alittle bit. Not anymore.
@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
why did it suddenly changed??
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• Philippines
2 Jun 11
I've always been passionate about reading and admittedly I have spent a fortune in buying books! Recently though, I develop an instant love for e-books. Taking into consideration my work lifestyle (I tend to go out of the office every once in a while), I opted reading stuffs via my phone. It's a good thing I can always use my phone for reading e-books-it is so convenient. Have a good day!
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@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
@sophie: i wanted to try those e-books thing, but since my phone is not compatible with it then i have to stick with the real books, hehe well i dont have problems with those real books though. i find them my treasure as well just like Globaltechs down there... :)
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• Philippines
3 Jun 11
I have myphone. I converted e-books on my laptop via notepad before i transfer the files to my phone. I had lots and lots of reals books too. But I am willing to sell them over small amounts to free some storage spaces. I've accumulated lots of book over the years and frankly I had storage issues because of it.
@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
cool! what's the unit of your phone? i hope i could have a phone that is compatible for ebooks as well. well why dont you sell your real books online? i bet there will be tons of people who'll have an interest to them, hehe :)
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
3 Jun 11
I could stay in a bookstore for hours... anywhere... Once, I was in Barnes & Noble and was carried away reading a book that I did not know it was time the store close until the security guy spoke to me: ?Miss, sorry the store is about to close."
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@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
now you learned your lesson.. if you have plans to go and check your favorite bookshop then you have to be there by the time the bookshop opens. o you'll have the whole day to spend there. hehehehe what kind of books do you often read??
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
3 Jun 11
Yeah, I learned my lesson well. Now I would not stay in just one bookshop, I mobile from one to the other, fro the new books to the second books stores... I like historical, romance, legends, myth, espionage, thriller, time traveling kind of stories...
@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
ooohhh....... myth. hehe well that's good that you have tons of bookshops to visit. here im my place there are only few bookshops that sell secondhand books..
@manubla (474)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
I can stay in bookstores for hours, even longer than in shopping malls . I just going over all the books in the bookstore. Good thing that we have some bookstores that allow you to stay in their shops for long hours without the pressure of buying before leaving. But I think bookworms will always be bookworms and seldom that we go out of a bookstore without buying one! Happy book reading!
@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
very true! once a bookworm, always a bookworm! hehehe when i had a on i cant go to bookshops as much as want, but whenever i get the chance to do so, it always seems that i wont leave! haha there was even a time when a saleslady told me "ma'am, are you finally gonna buy that book?" haha
@manubla (474)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
That was funny! What did you tell her? "No, thanks. Bye"? I remember one time a saleslady reminded me that they're about to close in 5 minutes. She might have sensed that I lost track of time and still taking my sweet time browsing.
@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
i asked her "why? are you gonna close now?" since i know it was only 2pm and they'll close at 8pm, hahaha
@ariana01 (182)
• United States
3 Jun 11
i can spend my whole day at a bookstore. I love finding new books and learning new things.
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@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
hey there little miss bookworm! hehe i think you were born to be my sister! haha i can also spend hours and hours in bookshops and i just cant get enough of those books. haha
@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
so what kind of books do you often read???
@dodo19 (32867)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
2 Jun 11
I can easily stay in a bookstore for hours. I just love books, and reading books. I could probably easily spend hours, an entire day even, just looking around in a bookstore.
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• United States
6 Jun 11
I often stay in a bookstore for at least two hours, longer if they have a cafe. Sometimes I buy a book, and sometimes I do not. While researching colleges when I was a junior in high school, I used to go to Barnes and Noble a couple times a week, and researched hundreds of colleges with 10 or more books, which would have cost me $200 or more to buy. I did buy several other books during those visits. They always have such interesting books by the door!
• United States
18 Mar 12
I can spend hours in any book shop cause i love books. Just to show how much I love books, when I was a teenager, I got locked up in a library. I was reading a Phillyis Whitney book, in front of one of the large windows that cast a lot of light into the library. I did not stop reading until i could no longer see the words in the book. I looked up and it was dark outside and even more dark in the library, and i could not get out. Thank god they had phones. I called my mom who called the police who got in touch with the proper people and they got me out of there. Being in there with the Horror section drove me crazy. LOL
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
3 Jun 11
I have to set an alarm on my phone, other wise I could spend all day at a book store. I have never sat and read a whole book without paying for it, but I will admit to reading a chapter or two to see if I will like the book. My favorite book shop is called the Old Book Barn. They do have the newest best sellers, but most of their books are used.
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@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
as long as the books are still in good condition, up to date, and in a very reasonable price then i'll go for it! hehe i wonder where they get those second hand books!! hahaha
• United States
2 Jun 11
Hours! haha(: i love books(:
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@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
@nicole & @globaltechs: it's good to know that there are tons of bookworms here.. hehehe :)
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• United States
2 Jun 11
If my kids arent with me, I can spend hours in a bookstore. Mostly reading the book i just bought while drinking way overpriced coffee, lol. When my kids are with me, we tend to spend about a half hour there, maybe more if the kids are picking out books
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@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
it's good that your kids seem to be bookish as well, hehe i also spend hours in the bookshop but when im with friends who are not as bookish as me, then i'll just spend a few mins there.. :)
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• United States
2 Jun 11
My usual bookstore that I go to is Barnes and Nobles. They allow you to loiter around and read their books. On top of that there is a cafe there, so that you can munch on some snacks and sip on some coffee while reading that book you can't keep your eyes off of. I usually spend about 3+ hours there, but if I really have nothing to do, I would probably try to finish the book I am reading and stay there until close to closing time.
@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
that's a cool place!! i hope there's a bookshop like that here! hehe cause if there is then i'll surely live there! haha
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
2 Jun 11
nice. second hand books also serve purpose. For a man who needs it it may be new or old. it will give him knowledge, it will give him passion, love and happiness. have a good day
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@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
very well said ravisivan.. :) true, that a book doesnt have to be old or new, as long as it's able to help a man. :)
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@crackx (628)
• Belgium
2 Jun 11
Just until my girlfriend finds herself a book she likes. I'll never be there by myself since I really don't like books, you always got to read intense or you'll miss the story... Everytime I got asked to read a book for any assignment given at school, I searched for books that had a filmed version if you know what I mean. Reading isn't in my personal dictionary.
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@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
but when there's a book with a film version, (just like harry potter, but im not fond of it though, hehe) i will also prefer watching the movies. whenever im in a bookshop i search for books about reality, counseling and self-help books, and psychology books. :)
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@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
As a book lover myself I think I could stay for long hours if I have nothing important on my schedule.I prefer pocket books though but I did like books also that are informative.Because of the high price of new pocket books I usually go to second hand bookstore too, for the price of new ones I could have 5 pcs for the same price, anyway I can still wait when the new ones will be sold in 2nd hand bookstore.hahaha
@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
my favorite place is a bookshop that sells second hand books. the prices are very reasonable, and most of my favorite books are there. hehe
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
Yes, i like bookstores that sell second hand books too- since the prices are cheaper and some of the books still look new too. And yes, some of the books there are also famous and good.
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
3 Jun 11
I could stay in one for hours; but they closed the local Barnes and Noble a year ago and every so often I'll go to Booksamillion and hang out. but it's not my favorite book store. There is a local bookstore I go into and I stay for hours but I know the owner and salesperson who work there so we sit and talk and all and I usually buy something from there too in support and if I need it and go on elsewhere.
@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
it's good to know that there are tons of bookshops there in your place. are they selling second hand books?? cause here in my place there are few bookshops only. :( what kind of books do you often read??
• United States
3 Jun 11
I read some nonfiction, inspirational, romance, and fiction. there are some bookstores that do second hand books but I don't go to them that often; they are not close to where I live so I just wing it.
@dong88 (796)
• China
3 Jun 11
Hello!I am also a people who enjoy reading.My home have a bookstore near.I will go to two or three times a week in a bookstore,every time I spend two hours.Where can I literally reading,and then choose their favorite books.Ha ha,in the bookshop is an enjoyment!
@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
lucky you, you have a bookshop nearby. i just wonder, if i spend hours and hours in the bookshop at the mall, that is 10-20mins ride from our house, then what more if the bookshop is literally near? hhhmmm... hehehe
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Jun 11
hi tammy I loved books and can stay for several hours just looking and thinking and wondering can I afford this. I am a devout reader and have a number of my favorite authors. so I have an excuse to peruse the aisles slowly looking for my favorite authors and whatever new books they may have written. I love looking through second hand books also.Iused to work in a library and was I in heaven. I always had at least six books out at any one time. I miss those years now I am so retired. lol lol
@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
what kind of books do you often read?? i wish i can work in a library as well. hehe
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
Whenever I'm in National Bookstore, believe it or not, I can stay there up to three hours! In my university, we have a National Bookstore inside the campus and whenever I have long vacant hours, there is where I go to. In the bookstore Booksale which sells secondhand books, I usually just stay up to 30 mins. I'm afradi the saleslady might be annoyed if I stay too long and read there. Booksale stores are just a small area.
• India
8 Jun 11
I love reading books and generally purchase them before reading but i do not like to spend much time in the book store. I generally go to the book shop with a list of books in mind that I am going to purchase. And purchase an extra book from the shelf without any research. So i do not stay long as I am able to buy the required books in a shot time. Happy Reading
@Porcospino (17799)
• Denmark
8 Jun 11
I love to walk around in a bookshop and look at the different books, but reading them in the bookshop is out of the question. Instead of chairs and tables there is a sign saying: "Don't read the books before you buy them. If you want free books, go to the library" I think that is a pity, in libraries in other countries I have seen bookshops where people are allowed to read the books, but in my country that is not allowed. That is one of the reasons why I don't spend that much time in a bookshop, I just walk around and look at the books and then I leave.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
6 Jun 11
Hi! I used to visit a book store MPH where there are many book that at the shelves that are not wrap up like many others book store. I like the environment there where they prepare chairs in the book store and you do not need to stand there are read book but instead you can sit down and read the book that you like to read. Whenever I am there I will spend my time as long as possible. I like to read and especially when those books that I like are so expensive, and since I can read it for free there, why not just spend some time to finish it and if I really like the book, I will just buy the book if it is affordable.