Motivational Bookstore Quotes & Sayings On Love, Reading, Success

These bookstore quotes will inspire you. A bookstore is a store where books are sold or a bookshop.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging bookstore quotes, bookstore sayings, and bookstore proverbs.

Famous Bookstore Quotes

  1. “I thought I’d go to a bookstore and see what moved me.” ~ Erik Larson
  2. “Bookstores always remind me that there are good things in this world.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
  3. “The problem with digital books is that you can always find what you are looking for but you need to go to a bookstore to find what you weren’t looking for.” ~ Paul Krugman
  4. “Bookstores, like libraries, are the physical manifestation of the wide world’s longest, most thrilling conversation.” ~ Richard Russo

  5. “a bookstore is one of the few places where all the cantankerous, conflicting, alluring voices of the world co-exist in peace and order and the avid reader is as free as a person can possibly be, because she is free to choose among them.” ~ Jane Smiley
  6. “A place isn’t a place until it has a bookstore.” ~ Gabrielle Zevin
  7. “I’d never heard of the ‘Lord of the Rings’, actually. So I went to the bookstore and there it was, three shelves of books about Tolkien and Middle-earth, and I was like, ‘Holy cow, what else am I missing out on?'” ~ Sean Astin
  8. “You cannot invent an algorithm that is as good at recommending books as a good bookseller, and that’s the secret weapon of the bookstore – is that no algorithm will ever understand readers the way that other readers can understand readers.” ~ John Green
  9. “A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld

  10. “A civilization without retail bookstores is unimaginable. Like shrines and other sacred meeting places, bookstores are essential artifacts of human nature. The feel of a book taken from the shelf and held in the hand is a magical experience, linking writer to reader.” ~ Jason Epstein
  11. “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 fooling a soul.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  12. “I love walking into a bookstore. It’s like all my friends are sitting on shelves, waving their pages at me.” ~ Tahereh Mafi

  13. “The first thing I do in any town I come to is ask if it has a bookstore.” ~ Robert Frost
  14. “I get crazy in a bookstore. It makes my heart beat hard because I want to buy everything.” ~ Reese Witherspoon
  15. “Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

  16. “A literary academic can no more pass a bookstore than an alcoholic can pass a bar.” ~ Carolyn Heilbrun
  17. “Sometimes when I’m in a bookstore or library, I am overwhelmed by all the things that I do not know. Then I am seized by a powerful desire to read all the books, one by one.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  18. “I can’t pass a bookstore without slipping inside, looking for the next book that will burn my hand when I touch its jacket, or hand me over a promissory note of such immense power that it contains the formula that will change everything about me.” ~ Pat Conroy
  19. “Television isn’t inherently good or bad. You go to a bookstore, there are how many thousands of books, but how many of those do you want? Five? Television’s the same way. If you’re going to show people stuff, television is the way to go. Words and pictures show things.” ~ Bill Nye
  20. “I love bookstores. I love the energy in a bookstore and the smell of the paper.” ~ Chris Colfer

  21. “The most colorful section of a bookstore is the display of SF books, with art by people like Wayne Barlow, who is a terrific artist.” ~ Bruce Boxleitner
  22. “I’m totally into new age and self-help books. I used to work in a bookstore and that’s the section they gave me, and I got way into it. I just loved the power of positive thinking, letting yourself go.” ~ Jason Mraz
  23. “Books in a large university library system: 2,000,000. Books in an average large city library: 10,000. Average number of books in a chain bookstore: 30,000. Books in an average neighborhood branch library: 20,000.” ~ Anthony Burgess
  24. “Don’t patronize the chain bookstores. Every time I see some author scheduled to read and sign his books at a chain bookstore, I feel like telling him he’s stabbing the independent bookstores in the back.” ~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti , Independent bookstore quotes
  25. “In spite of the six thousand manuals on child-raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck – and, of course, courage.” ~ Bill Cosby

  26. “I can walk into a bookstore and hand over my credit card and they don’t know who the hell I am. Maybe that says something about bookstore clerks.” ~ E. L. Doctorow
  27. “In this time of the Internet and nonfiction, to be on an actual bookshelf in an actual bookstore is exciting in itself.” ~ Chris Abani
  28. “The bookstore and the coffeehouse are natural allies; Neither has a time limit, slowness is encouraged.” ~ Lewis Buzbee
  29. “Genre is a bookstore problem, not a literary problem.” ~ Rick Moody
  30. “I am fatally attracted to all bookstores.” ~ Lewis Buzbee

  31. “I don’t want to be in my car all day. I love getting up in the morning in Venice and walking my dogs down to the café to get my tea, and then perhaps going to a bookstore and sitting and reading, then walking to the beach.” ~ Jessica Chastain , Love bookstore quotes
  32. “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
  33. “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
  34. “Here, you can walk into a bookstore and pick up a Bible or Christian literature and learn. Over there, they are lucky if they have one Bible for a whole village.” ~ Michael Scott
  35. “The more I do bookstores, the more people come up to me from church groups. I spoke at Pittsburg State College and had 2 or 3 ministers and book groups from a couple of churches.” ~ Anita Diament

  36. “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.” ~ George Carlin
  37. “As long as we have Netflix, Turner Classic Movies, Amazon, YouTube, and bookstores, there is no excuse ever to lack inspiration.” ~ Tim Gunn
  38. “By then I was in Brooklyn and drank my way through that summer. I stopped when I got sick of that and got a job at the Strand bookstore, which was a little better than the tax job.” ~ Robert Quine
  39. “My goal is two pages a day, five days a week. I never want to write, but I’m always glad that I have done it. After I write, I go to work at the bookstore.” ~ Kate DiCamillo
  40. “We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn’t have any money for lawyers.” ~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti

  41. “Also, if nothing else, writing this book has really changed the way I experience bookstores. I have a whole different appreciation for the amount of work packed into even the slimmest volume on the shelves.” ~ Jesse James Garrett
  42. “There’s nothing definite yet. Of course, any time you have a book, there’s going to be book signings and stuff. We’ll do bookstores that handle both audio and video. And some of the stores want to have the CDs available at the same time. So that part looks real good.” ~ Scotty Moore
  43. “There are few professions whose primary objective is to advance the cause of humanity rather than simply to make money or accrue power. Among this limited group of humanitarians, I would number teachers, nurses, bookstore owners, and bartenders.” ~ Jack McDevitt
  44. “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.” ~ Daniel Handler
  45. “I can never leave a bookstore without buying a book. I read four or five at a time.” ~ Mireille Guiliano

  46. “Where I grew up, we had the three TV networks, maybe two radio stations, no cable TV. We still had a long-distance party line in our neighborhood, so you could listen to all your neighbors’ phone calls. We had a very small public library, and the nearest bookstore was an hour away.” ~ Marc Andreessen
  47. “Just about every children’s book in my local bookstore has an animal for its hero. But then, only a few feet away in the cookbook section, just about every cookbook includes recipes for cooking animals. Is there a more illuminating illustration of our paradoxical relationship with the nonhuman world?” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  48. “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.” ~ Chetan Bhagat
  49. “Business is war! Its leaders are strategic commanders, who boldly snatch victory from the jaws of defeat – and who perform other acts of derring-do. This kind of talk sounds great in the boardroom, and, for that matter, in the bookstore, where dozens of authors counsel would-be corporate warriors.” ~ Nathan Myhrvold
  50. “Bookstores see a book by a woman and they put it in the romance section.” ~ Barbara Taylor Bradford

  51. “A man in a bookstore buys a book on loneliness and every woman in the store hits on him. A woman buys a book on loneliness and the store clears out.” ~ Douglas Coupland
  52. “Here is the treasure chest of the world – the public library, or a bookstore.” ~ Benjamin Carson
  53. “I work full-time in a used bookstore. I get up. I drink a cup of coffee. I think, The last thing I want to do is write. Then I go to the computer and write.” ~ Kate DiCamillo
  54. “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.” ~ Gordon Getty
  55. “I was a huge fan of ‘Mad’ magazine when I was 11, 12, 13 years old. I’d scour used bookstores trying to find back issues, and I’d wait at the newsstand for a new issue to come out. My life revolved around it.” ~ Al Yankovic

  56. “Those of us who read because we love it more than anything, who feel about bookstores the way some people feel about jewelers.” ~ Anna Quindlen
  57. “So much of life is happenstance. It makes me laugh when I go to a bookstore and see all those titles about controlling your life. You’re lucky if you can control your bladder.” ~ Rita Mae Brown
  58. “Nothing will ever replace the experience of wandering haphazardly through a great bookstore, no matter how many algorithms are developed to find matches for our tastes. That’s because not only is there no accounting for taste, there is no predicting it either.” ~ Dominique Browning
  59. “I see now that dismissing YA books because you’re not a young adult is a little bit like refusing to watch thrillers on the grounds that you’re not a policeman or a dangerous criminal, and as a consequence, I’ve discovered a previously ignored room at the back of the bookstore that’s filled with masterpieces I’ve never heard of.” ~ Nick Hornby
  60. “Get your friends together, go to your local bookstore and have a book-buying party.” ~ Roy Blount, Jr.

  61. “The only people who have never had a problem with me speaking in their venues are independent bookstores and libraries. Universities and humanities councils have canceled me, but never an independent bookstore.” ~ Bill Ayers
  62. “I wouldn’t have a career if it weren’t for independent bookstores.” ~ John Green
  63. “Books are easy to find and easy to buy. A paperback these days only costs six or seven dollars. You can borrow that from your kids!” ~ Jim Rohn

  64. “Look at the world of books nowadays. People just download books. They don’t go to a bookstore. Amazon is wiping out Borders and Barnes and Noble. Those are brilliant examples of ephemeralization doing more with less at a better price.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
  65. “When I go into a bookstore I always look for books by John Fante. If they are out-of-stock on one of his titles, I tell the clerk to order what is missing. I do it because I want people to read my father’s work.” ~ John Fante

Bookstore s a place of business where books are the main item offered for sale also called bookshop.

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