didn't buy any book...

@Cutie18f (9564)
Philippines
November 4, 2012 3:29am CST
Yesterday I intended to buy a book at a bookstore selling surplus or second-hand books. I usually would be able to buy a couple of books but yesterday, my eyes got so tired looking for something which I might want to read for leisure. The books on display were obviously rejects from the store's other branches. I ended up not buying anything. I only wasted my trip and time in going to that bookstore which displays only rejected books. Have you also experienced this?
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11 responses
@512771751 (1096)
• China
4 Nov 12
It is a good habit to buy books. I don't like reading books. But such experience appears in my life.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
You guess it is, 512. You too can pick up that habit. It is truly enjoyable.
@Raine38 (8907)
• United States
4 Nov 12
I also like going to bookstores which sell second hand books or allow swapping. Since I read almost anything, I can always find something that I would like to read or try out. Even if they're by new authors or some people that I'm not familiar with, as long as I like the gist of the book, I am sure to buy it. I guess I'm just a certified bookworm, I never went out of a bookstore without purchasing anything. That's also why my friends always tell me that they don't have problems giving me gifts because they know that I would always appreciate books as gifts.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
I guess you are Raine. I'm quite choosy with books and with music.
@Mattxu (62)
• China
5 Nov 12
As you know, these books are surplus or second-hand. And they must be sold as a lower price. You only say that these books are rejected, but you don't say which section of the book is rejected. If the content of the book is rejected, we can't tolerate it.The reason is that we couldn't gain the correct content from the book. But if the cover of the book is broken, I think it is normal and that is the reason why the book is sold as a lower price.
@maurya83 (923)
• India
5 Nov 12
Yes many times..I like reading books since my childhood..I have a membership in a library here and i have a little collection of books too.:) It happens to me many times, I go to a book store to find a particular book or for something interesting but get nothing and return to home without buying any book, sometimes i feel disappointed for this..
5 Nov 12
I have also recently gone through something like this. usually I would be so desperate to buy a book so that i could read it, but unfortunately, I would never find a book which will catch my attention even after hours of surfing through the bookstore. It would be the biggest disappointment for the day for me!
@Jenniffe (37)
5 Nov 12
I like books very much. But recently I lost my mind to read. One hand, I feel shameful for myself, on the other hand, I do not willing to read. As for buying book, now I usually don't buy book because there are so many e-book on the internet. If need, I will buy them.
@riyauro (6431)
• India
5 Nov 12
I have not bought a book in a long time now. Oh oh it was bad. you entered the wrong shop i guess. I have seen some second hand book shops around, I have been to one and they are not the rejected ones but it all was just used ones. I would buy next time i go in the shop because I saw some good book on the shelves. I actually just went to check out what was all in the shop. I was happy though to see the collection. maybe you could try some other shops. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead
• United States
5 Nov 12
I used to work in a discount book store and I loved it. I was able to get books at a 10% discount and I bought a lot of books. I never got tired in a book store. I just got aggravated because I always spent to much money, even at a discount. I have to many interests.
• China
4 Nov 12
That's a good habit, though you have not buy any book in that store,but it is also a relax,don't feel upset.Enjoy your day my friend!
@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
4 Nov 12
i also like books. and i like going to used book stores. i'm sorry about your experience, though don't understand what you mean by "rejects". of course, it's a surplus and secondhand store, so you shouldn't be expecting too much about the merchandise. when i go to a used book store, i am half expecting that i wouldn't find anything worth buying. if i see something good, then i buy it. if none, ok i'll just look again some other time. it's not like going to a regular book store where every item is cataloged and in mint condition.
@ajinleo (283)
• India
4 Nov 12
I always buy books from online shopping sites. So I have not experienced such an incident in my life. Before buying any books, I check the reviews about the book and if I like the reviews, then I will buy the books. So I do not feel cheated for buying an unworthy book.