Top Bookstore Quotes

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1. "Just as we were finishing 'Paul's Boutique' we got our own places, and I was going out to clubs a lot less. I got a bit more introverted and spent a lot more time on my own reading. I would just go down to the esoteric bookstore and wander around."
Author: Adam Yauch
2. "Those of us who read because we love it more than anything, who feel about bookstores the way some people feel about jewelers..."
Author: Anna Quindlen
3. "Here is the treasure chest of the world - the public library, or a bookstore."
Author: Ben Carson
4. "I had to leave my debit card at home when I went into a bookstore or else I would drain my account."
Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
5. "I myself don't know what makes my books work. I enter a bookstore and I'm frankly overwhelmed by the number of books in most of them, and I know people are buying mine."
Author: Chetan Bhagat
6. "I like to give people novels I think they would like, on no particular occasion - just when we're in a bookstore together. I like to receive reference books on my birthday."
Author: Daniel Handler
7. "I have never passed a bookstore without going inside; it's sacrilegious"
Author: Denise Hildreth Jones
8. "He walked among the bookstore shelves, hearing Muzak in the air. There were rows of handsome covers, prosperous and assured. He felt a fine excitement, hefting a new book, fitting hand over sleek spine, seeing lines of type jitter past his thumb as he let the pages fall. He was a young man, shrewd in his fervors, who knew there were books he wanted to read and others he absolutely had to own, the ones that gesture in special ways, that have a rareness or daring, a charge of heat that stains the air around them."
Author: Don DeLillo
9. "Empowered and knowledgeable, wild readers know they can walk into any library or bookstore and find something to read. Our students must develop this confidence and capacity to become wild readers themselves."
Author: Donalyn Miller
10. "Una casa senza libreria è una casa senza dignità, — ha qualcosa della locanda, — è come una città senza librai, — un villaggio senza scuole, — una lettera senza ortografia."("A house without a library in it is without dignity, like a motel, or a city with no bookstores, a town without a school, or a misspelled letter.")[Pagine sparse]"
Author: Edmondo De Amicis
11. "I thought I'd go to a bookstore and see what moved me."
Author: Erik Larson
12. "... Bookstore, which smelled the way only a new book from England does when you open it for the first time, faintly like nutmeg, dry, erudite."
Author: Frederick Beuchner
13. "I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where's the self-help section?' She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose."
Author: George Carlin
14. "I was in Paris at an English-language bookstore. I picked up a volume of Dickinson's poetry. I came back to my hotel, read 2,000 of her poems and immediately began composing in my head. I wrote down the melodies even before I got to a piano."
Author: Gordon Getty
15. "He does manage the bookstore, which is currently my favorite place on earth." Her eyes glazed over. "All those books. If I married him, I could probably work there the rest of my life. Nothing would make me happier.""What about love?" Ve asked."Oh," Harper said solemnly. "I love books."
Author: Heather Blake
16. "Tacked above my desk are photos of artists I admire - Hopper, Sargent, Twain - and postcards from beloved bookstores where I've spent all my time and money - Tattered Cover, Elliot Bay, Harvard Bookstore."
Author: J. R. Moehringer
17. "By the mid 1970s, the great downtown bookstores had begun to disappear as their customers migrated from city to suburb where population density was too thin to support major backlist retailers."
Author: Jason Epstein
18. "Bookstores will not disappear but will exploit digital technologies to increase their virtual and physical inventories, and perhaps become publishers themselves."
Author: Jason Epstein
19. "Bookstores are temples and stories are my prayers."
Author: Jaye Wells
20. "Just keep her away from bookstores, if you can."Bookstores.Thanks, Grayson. That helps.Apparently whoever said, "no harm ever came from reading a book," hadn't met this girl."
Author: Jena Leigh
21. "A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking."
Author: Jerry Seinfeld
22. "The kids who leave their favorite authors behind do not in fact leave us utterly abandoned, but in due time drive children of their own to the bookstore and the post office."
Author: Jerry Spinelli
23. "We're competing with everything: the beach, the mall, bookstores. Libraries are in a transition right now, caught between two forces, the old ways and technology. Libraries are under a lot of pressure to provide both."
Author: John Callahan
24. "Anyone who wants bookstores to survive is portrayed as a Luddite who goes around smashing up Kindles."
Author: John Connolly
25. "It's been a tough couple of years for condescending nerds. And if bookstores fall, Jon, America will be inundated with a wandering, snarky underclass of unemployable purveyors of useless and arcane esoterica."
Author: John Hodgman
26. "The Internet rewards scale; by trading higher up-front costs for lower marginal cost, market leaders can invest in better technology and service. As a result, there is nothing online that is both great in quality and small in scale. Amazon wasn't originally a better bookstore than the small shops we mourn, but it is now."
Author: John Katzman
27. "Museums and bookstores should feel, I think, like vacant lots - places where the demands on us are our own demands, where the spirit can find exercise in unsupervised play."
Author: John Updike
28. "Sometimes, looking at the many books I have at home, I feel I shall die before I come to the end of them, yet I cannot resist the temptation of buying new books. Whenever I walk into a bookstore and find a book on one of my hobbies — for example, Old English or Old Norse poetry — I say to myself, "What a pity I can't buy that book, for I already have a copy at home."
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
29. "See! He likes you," Natalie said triumphantly.I stared down at the scrawny scrap of fur cautiously sniffing my hand."He doesn't like me. He thinks I'm going to feed him.""Now who's being a cynic? Anyway, every bookstore should have a cat."The cat -- assuming it was a cat and not some beige bug-eyed refugee from outer space -- slunk uneasily down the counter, and flinched at the flutter of Mystery Scene pages as a gust of warm air blew in from the street."
Author: Josh Lanyon
30. "As I watched bookstores close, I began to wonder how that felt for the owners. Owning a bookstore was their dream and now they're struggling and seeing those dreams fall apart."
Author: Karen Kingsbury
31. "He looked as if he'd stepped straight off the cover of one of those romance novels she ordered from Amazon.com so she didn't have to be embarassed by some supercilious male clerk in the bookstore."
Author: Karen Marie Moning
32. "After a few moments and a series of clicks, I heard, "Jayne here. How can I help you?""Actually, I'm the one that can help you.""Ms. Lane," he said flatly."The one and only. You want to know what's going on in this city, Inspector? Join me for tea this afternoon. Four o'clock. At the bookstore." I caught myself on the verge of adding, in a deep announcer's voice, and come alone. I'm the product of a generation that watches too much TV."
Author: Karen Marie Moning
33. "Books on the bookshelvesAnd stacked on the floorBooks kept in basketsAnd propped by the doorBooks in neat pilesAnd in disarrayBooks tucked in closetsAnd books on displayBooks filling cranniesAnd books packed in nooksBooks massed in windowsAnd mounded in crooksLibraries beckonAnd bookstores inviteBut book-filled rooms welcomeUs back home at night!"
Author: L.R. Knost
34. "We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn't have any money for lawyers."
Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
35. "There are some writers I think who love to go around and visit bookstores and just interact."
Author: Lincoln Child
36. "One of the fine moments in 1940s film is no longer than a blink: Bogart, as he crosses the street from one bookstore to another, looks up at a sign."
Author: Manny Farber
37. "Once in a while, though, he went on binges. He would sneak into bookstores or libraries, lurk around the racks where the little magazines were kept; sometimes he'd buy one. Dead poets were his business, living ones his vice. Much of the stuff he read was crap and he knew it; still, it gave him an odd lift. Then there would be the occasional real poem, and he would catch his breath. Nothing else could drop him through space like that, then catch him; nothing else could peel him open."
Author: Margaret Atwood
38. "To walk into a modern-day bookstore is a little bit like studying a single photograph out of the infinite number of photographs that cold be taken of the world: It offers the reader a frame."
Author: Nicole Krauss
39. "I represent a rural state and live in a small town. Small merchants make up the majority of Vermont's small businesses and thread our state together. It is the mom-and-pop grocers, farm-supply stores, coffee shops, bookstores and barber shops where Vermonters connect, conduct business and check in on one another."
Author: Peter Welch
40. "I get crazy in a bookstore. It makes my heart beat hard because I want to buy everything."
Author: Reese Witherspoon
41. "The bookstore was a parking lot for used graveyards. Thousands of graveyards were parked in rows like cars. Most of the books were out of print, and no one wanted to read them any more and the people who had read the books had died or forgotten about them, but through the organic process of music the books had become virgins again."
Author: Richard Brautigan
42. "His goal (Bezos's)was not just to make browsing for books easy, but an enjoyable experience. "People don't just buy books because they need books," he has said. "There are products like that. Pharmaceuticals are that way. Nobody enjoys browsing the Preparation H counter. But people will gladly spend hours in a bookstore, so you have to make the shopping experience fun and engaging."
Author: Richard L. Brandt
43. "Jerome sighed and set down his fork. "Are you still doing that, Georgie? Don't I suffer enough without having to endure the humiliation of a succubus who moonlights as a Christmas elf?" "You always said I should quit the bookstore and find something else to do," I reminded him."Yes, but that was because I thought you'd go on to do something respectable. Like become a stripper or the Mayor's mistress."
Author: Richelle Mead
44. "I was digging for stuff in a used bookstore, and I came upon 'Little Sister.' I fell in love with Chandler that night. I fell right down the rabbit hole of crime fiction."
Author: Robert Crais
45. "Can I be honest here? I don't read forewords. Can I be painfully honest? I don't even know what forewords are for. Am I supposed to somehow convince you to buy this book? Are you, even now, standing in a bookstore, reading this, your gut roiling with indecision? That doesn't seem to make sense to me. For one thing, you can see the folks in this anthology. You've read their names on the cover. It couldn't be more impressive if it included Lord Vishnu and Optimus Prime."
Author: Shawn Speakman
46. "Who thought up the dumb idea to arrange the memoir section in the bookstore by subject?"
Author: Slash Coleman
47. "It's one thing for the people in the industry to know who you are, because they've heard about you earlier. I have friends calling me from the Christian bookstore because there's a poster on the wall. It's just weird."
Author: Stacie Orrico
48. "I did discover that if you're interested in low wages, a bookstore ranks below retail clothing sales, except the hours are worse."
Author: Sue Grafton
49. "There is no literature anymore, there are just single books that arrive in bookstores, just as letters, newspapers, advertising pamphlets arrive in mailboxes."
Author: Tõnu Õnnepalu
50. "Out of the closets and into the museums, libraries, architectural monuments, concert halls, bookstores, recording studios and film studios of the world. Everything belongs to the inspired and dedicated thief…. Words, colors, light, sounds, stone, wood, bronze belong to the living artist. They belong to anyone who can use them. Loot the Louvre! A bas l'originalité, the sterile and assertive ego that imprisons us as it creates. Vive le vol-pure, shameless, total. We are not responsible. Steal anything in sight."
Author: William S. Burroughs

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