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I live about 2 blocks from one of the largest independent book stores in the US. In addition to all the newest reads they also have 5 floors of used books. In the evening I walk there and pull a book off the shelf and go back into the stacks to read. My current read is Swanns Way by Proust

AmelieMatisse 8 June 26
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Tell me there's a pub next door that serves British ale, unchilled, in proper-sized pint glasses and I'm moving there!!

moNOtheist Level 7 July 7, 2018

@AmelieMatisse I'm not afraid of compromise 😉

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What is it about?

DZhukovin Level 7 June 27, 2018

@AmelieMatisse

Oh lord, stream of consciousness is always a rollercoaster. What an %ss of an author, to not use language properly.

@AmelieMatisse

The Guardian is not a point of reference. I am reading some other stuff right now, and I won't accept the insult of a hackneyed news outlet.

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I remember Barnes & Nonble's big store in Seattle, how I loved to sit down in their comfy armchairs and browse through books. You could even get a coffee from the in-store Starbooks (funny how the mind works, you know what I mean). And this might seem silly but I was in awe of their swanky bathrooms! I'm back home in Ireland now and bookstores are a much more modest affair. Here's the thing, though - I love browsing but I don't support the stores by buying; well, almost never. I browse in the stores and then buy online. Some day I might have to pay a big price for that.

brentan Level 8 June 27, 2018
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Lucky you. I'm jealous

idoubtit Level 7 June 26, 2018

What she said - me too!

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