Bookstore Quotes

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Neil Gaiman
“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.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Terry Pratchett
“A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.”
Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

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

Agatha Christie
“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.”
Agatha Christie, The Clocks

Christine Riccio
“The quality of the content is not determined by the section it sits in in the bookstore.”
Christine Riccio

Mary Ann Shaffer
“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.”
Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Chelsea M. Cameron
“I had to leave my debit card at home when I went into a bookstore or else I would drain my account.”
Chelsea M. Cameron, My Favorite Mistake

“We all just took the bookstore at its word, because if you couldn't trust a bookstore, what could you trust?”
Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Helene Hanff
“Standing there, staring at the long shelves crammed with books, I felt myself relax and was suddenly at peace.”
Helene Hanff, Q's Legacy: A Delightful Account of a Lifelong Love Affair with Books

Helene Hanff
“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.”
Helene Hanff, The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street

Stephen King
“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.”
Stephen King, The Waste Lands

Leah Spiegel
“I just love the smell of an old book store and the feel of the crisp pages along my fingertips.”
Leah Spiegel, Foolish Games

Charles Lamb
“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.”
Charles Lamb, Essays of Elia

“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.”
Rachel Hall

Adelise M. Cullens
“Reality doesn’t always give us the life that we desire, but we can always find what we desire between the pages of books.”
Adelise M. Cullens, Dead Bunnies Make All Eight Of Me Cry

Gabrielle Zevin
“A place is not really a place without a bookstore.”
Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Won-pyung Sohn
“Books took me to places I could never go otherwise. They shared the confessions of people I'd never met and lives I'd never witnessed. The emotions I could never feel, and the events I hadn't experienced could all be found in those volumes.”
Won-pyung Sohn, Almond

Nicole Krauss
“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.”
Nicole Krauss

“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”
Russell Grandinetti

“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.”
Gabriel Zaid, So Many Books: Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance

Jaachynma N.E. Agu
“Don't die a pauper, don't die a commoner and a weakling.”
Jaachynma N.E. Agu, The Prince and the Pauper

Jacqueline E. Smith
“I love being at my store early in the morning. With golden sunlight streaming in through the windows and the smell of old pages and fresh coffee lingering in the air, it’s like my own personal piece of Heaven.”
Jacqueline E. Smith, Trashy Suspense Novel

Won-pyung Sohn
“a bookstore is a place densely populated with tens of thousands of authors, dead or living, residing side by side. But books are quiet. They remain dead silent until somebody flips open a page. Only then so they spill out their stories, calmly and thoroughly, just enough at a time for me to handle.”
Won-pyung Sohn, Almond

“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.”
Linda F. Radke

Caroline B. Cooney
“They ended up at the Old Corner Bookstore, which Brian had read about in a tour guide to Boston. "Longfellow and Hawthorne and Oliver Wendell Holmes used to read here. Let's go in." Brian nudged the girls until they obeyed.

It was a regular bookstore, less history-minded than Brian had expected. In fact, the local history shelves were quite mangeable. I'll buy one book, he thought. This will get me launched in actual reading. Out of the zillions of choices, I'll find one here.

Brian picked out Paul Revere and the World He Lived In. It was thick and somehow exciting, with its chapter headings and scholarly notes and bibliography.”
Caroline B. Cooney

V.E. Schwab
“And the truth is, Henry loves the store. Loves the smell of books, and the steady weight of them on shelves, the presence of old titles and the arrival of new ones and the fact that in a city like New York, there will always be readers.”
V.E. Schwab, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

“Bookstores are wondrous places, are they not?”
Higasa Akai, The Royal Tutor, Vol. 2

Mehmet Murat ildan
“There are stores that enrich the streets with their presence, and the most precious of them are the shops that sells old books!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Dixie Browning
“Il était presque dix heures et demie lorsqu'Olivia arriva à son travail, et M. Holgate menaça évidemment de la congédier.
– Je suis désolée. Ma maison s'est effondrée hier soir.
– Et alors ? Cela n'empêche pas les clients d'avoir envie d'acheter des livres.”
Dixie Browning, Rencontre au bord de l'eau

Olawale Daniel
“Fiat dominated banks refusing to work with cryptocurrency are like bookstores refusing to work with the internet. Only time will tell.”
Olawale Daniel

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