Bookstore Quotes


What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.

American Gods

Neil Gaiman

American Gods

I love walking into a bookstore. It's like all my friends are sitting on shelves, waving their pages at me.

It is clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way about. Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of their habitat, breeding and multiplying, and clearly lacking any strong hand to keep them down.

The Clocks

Agatha Christie

The Clocks

I had to leave my debit card at home when I went into a bookstore or else I would drain my account.

I have gone to [this bookshop] for years, always finding the one book I wanted - and then three more I hadn’t known I wanted.

We all just took the bookstore at its word, because if you couldn't trust a bookstore, what could you trust?

Standing there, staring at the long shelves crammed with books, I felt myself relax and was suddenly at peace.

Where's your church?"
"We're standing in it."
"But this is a bookstore and it's a Friday."
"Yes, but you might also choose to see it as a cathedral of the human spirit-a storehouse consecrated to the full spectrum of human experience. Just about every idea we've ever had is in here somewhere. A place containing great thinking is a sacred space.

I just love the smell of an old book store and the feel of the crisp pages along my fingertips.

I despair of ever getting it through anybody's head I am not interested in bookshops, I am interested in what's written in the books. I don't browse in bookshops, I browse in libraries, where you can take a book home and read it, and if you like it you go to a bookshop and buy it.

Jake went in, aware that he had, for the first time in three weeks, opened a door without hoping madly to find another world on the other side. A bell jingled overhead. The mild, spicy smell of old books hit him, and the smell was somehow like coming home.

The Waste Lands

Stephen King

The Waste Lands

A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.

In a second-hand bookshop head to the back, find the old books with dust undisturbed and worn off covers for these clothe true treasures.

There is nothing like the smell of a bookstore. If you ask me, it's actually a combination of smells: part library, part new book, and part expectation for what you might find.

Yes, we know you are a graduate with PhD. But when was the last time you chase after a book shop to buy and read a book at your own volition to obtain an information for your self-development? Knowledge doesn't chase people; people chase knowledge and information.

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.

It’s always the end of the world, said Russell Grandinetti, one of Amazon’s top executives. You could set your watch on it arriving. He pointed out, though, that the landscape was in some ways changing for the first time since Gutenberg invented the modern book nearly 600 years ago. The only really necessary people in the publishing process now are the writer and reader, he said. Everyone who stands between those two has both risk and opportunity. Amazon Signs Up Authors, Writing Publishers Out of Deal. New York Times, 10/16/2011

Usually when I enter a bookstore, I feel immediately calm. Bookstores are, for me, what churches are for other people. My breath gets slower and deeper as I peruse the shelves. I believe that books contain messages I am meant to receive. I’m not normally superstitious, but I’ve even had books fall from shelves and land at my feet. Books are my missives from the universe.

The Family Fortune

Laurie Horowitz

The Family Fortune
Books    Bookstore    Calm    Peace    Reading    Silence

Wooed by a vivid cover, she picked one up and leafed through it. She loved thee way it smelled, the ink, the fine paper, the oversized photographs.

My favourite place in the whole city was the Sempere & Sons bookshop on Calle Santa Anna. It smelled of old paper and dust and it was my sanctuary, my refuge.

The Angel's Game

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Angel's Game

A writer’s primary goal is to make sense. The bookstore’s is to make cents.

Books    Bookshops    Bookstore    Money    Profit    Sense    Writers    Writing

Profitable bookstores sell books. Unprofitable book sellers store books.

Bookstore    Profit    Seller    Store

The probability of finding a particular book increases in relation to the clarity of the store's focus, the diligence and shrewdness of the bookseller, and the size of the business.

Don't die a pauper, don't die a commoner and a weakling.

On the best nights, he’d appear outside the bookstore window and wait for me to unlock the door. He usually hadn’t had time to shower between doing things with cattle and horses and coming to find me, and he looked older than us and stronger than us.

Write what you know best. If you can't survive a cross-examination from a lawyer on the subject, you won't survive an interview with a journalist or anchorperson." Linda Radke, President of Five Star Publications.

Author    Books    Bookstore    Publish    Write

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