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romantic_envy in bookshop_love

A quote that I have found.

I hope this is okay to share here, but forgive me if it's not. I was browsing on a book website when I stumbled upon this by Virginia Woolf:

"Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack."

It kind of reminds me that I love used bookshops. :) I plan on going to a place like Borders and buying a new copy of a book, but then I swing by my favorite little shop and there are some of the books that I've pondered getting new. They sit there on the shelves and call to me to bring them home.

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I adore it! Thank you so much for sharing, it's going into my quote collection.
I know what you mean. I my head, when I go to a big bookstore like Hastings or Barnes and Noble, I buy books. When I go to secondhand stores or bookshops, I adopt books ^^ .

I always look at secondhand books and think 'I wanna take them all home. They need a home and a nice cozy shelf to sit on...'

Don't even get me started on pet stores and shelters.
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romantic_envy, that is a lovely quote. There's another one I love, "Where is a human so weak as in the bookstore?" ~ Beeher. And "When I got my library card, that was when my life began" ~ Rita Mae Brown. I am now planning on getting storecards for bookshops, so then it will seem as though my life begins again!
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Second-hand books really do call to one... *resists immediately going out to browse in second-hand bookshops and plot what to buy next time she has money*
Ooh! There's another quote I love, though not quite about second-hand books, by CS Lewis: 'You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.'

And some others, which I found a while ago by searching 'bookish' on cafepress.com: 'When I walk into a well-stocked bookstore I start to drool', 'book wench', 'Save a tree, buy used books', 'the road to enlightenment is long and difficult, bring snacks and a book to read', 'read at the table', 'practice random acts of reading', 'I'd rather be collecting books', and many more!