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The Haunted Bookshop
The Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley
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monalyisha
The Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley
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So…I started to do this & it‘s way too hard for me. 🙈

Basically, I like all of these things. 🤷‍♀️🙃

The only answers that felt very clear to me were:
🦇 Treats (over tricks)
🦇 Caramel Apples (over bobbing)
🦇 Skeletons (over zombies)
🦇 Bats (over cats; I‘m allergic 🤧)

Cute graphic, @wanderinglynn !
#HHS #HauntedHollowSwap

wanderinglynn Thanks! It is tough on some of them! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 8mo
Reign_1982 May I do this 8mo
monalyisha @Reign_1982 Of course! You can find the original template (without my markings) over on @wanderinglynn‘s page. 8mo
sweet_anemone For me:
Treat
Witches
Pumpkin
Scary books
Caramel apples
Dracula
Costume party
Chocolate
Skeleton
Hot chocolate
Black cats
8mo
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bibliobliss
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Look, here's an old copy of How to Be Happy Though Married, which I see the publisher lists as 'Fiction.'

😂😂

#recentlyread #readharder #funnies #classicliterature

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bibliobliss
The Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley

"The people in books become more real to you than anyone in actual life."

#recentlyread #readharder #classicliterature

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bibliobliss
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Mehso-so

First finished book of 2021 ?

1 / 50

3 / 5 ⭐️ The tagged book is the charming sequel to "Parnassus on Wheels" but doesn't quite live up to the fun and hijinks of the first book. This one didn't hold my attention like the first one. Also, it was trying a little too hard to be a caper and the action felt a little tacked on near the end. Still, a good read and now the series is complete!!

#recentlyread #readharder #classicliterature

CuriousG I loved Parnassus On Wheels but DNF'd this one. You are correct- it just doesn't live up to the first one 1y
bibliobliss @CuriousG Yes, it fell a bit short of the first one but I am glad to have read it 😉 1y
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bibliobliss
The Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley

"Long ago I fell back on books as the only permanent consolers. They are the one stainless and unimpeachable achievement of the human race. It saddens me to think that I shall have to die with thousands of books unread that would have given me noble and unblemished happiness."

#currentlyreading

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bibliobliss
The Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley

"You know how much I live in and for books."

#currentlyreading

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bibliobliss
The Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley

"They seemed normal enough from behind, but in their eyes he detected the wild, peering glitter of the bibliomaniac."

??

#currentlyreading

suvata Hey, Bibliomaniac is my Twitter name 🤓 1y
bibliobliss @suvata It's quite fitting then, eh? 😉 1y
suvata @Readage Absolutely 1y
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bibliobliss
The Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley

The feminine intellect leaps like a grasshopper; the masculine plods as the ant.

Is this offensive or not 😂

#currentlyreading #booksaboutbooks #booksarelife #classicliterature

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bibliobliss
The Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley

The beauty of being a bookseller is that you don't have to be a literary critic: all you have to do to books is enjoy them.

#currentlyreading #SerialReader #classicliterature #booksaboutbooks #booksarelife

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Linsy
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Pickpick

Another great read ruminating on books and what they mean to the world, but this time with intrigue! I must admit though, I prefer Parnassus. 📚

+16 pts #teamslaughter #scarathlon #screamathon
#cocoturns50 #readyourway #classicschallenge2020

BookInMyHands Me too, but I really enjoyed both. I read them out of order so it was probably nice to read my favorite last! 2y
TheSpineView 🧡📚🖤🎃 2y
Clwojick 🎉👏 👏 Way to go #TeamSlaughhter!! 👏 👏 🎉 2y
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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LOL 😂 The philosophy of dish washing 😆🤣 Anyone tried this 🤓😜?

It was totally a random pick, but it‘s so good 😊

#haunted #classics #bookquotes

Arvena I listen to audiobooks while doing dish washing and similar chores :) 2y
KVanRead @Arvena I was just thinking, this guys really would have loved audiobooks! 2y
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Becker
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Pickpick

I recently read both of these little gems and they are such a joy. Nostalgic and folksy, short and sweet. 🤓

Blueberry Parnassus on Wheels was a lot of fun. 😄 2y
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Croissonter
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“It is intolerable for a human being to go on doing any task as a penance, under duress. No matter what the work is, one must spiritualise it‘s in some way.” P.13

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Ncostell
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Pickpick

After reading Parnassus on Wheels, I moved on to its sequel, The Haunted Bookshop. Roger and Helen Mifflin have set up shop in Brooklyn which is haunted by the ghosts of the books they have yet to read. While not quite as charming as Parnassus on Wheels, it was still entertaining and an ode to book sellers and book lovers alike.

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Liatrek
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MidnightBookGirl Love that cover! 3y
Clwojick Looks good! 3y
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Rothdell
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Pickpick

What a beauty of a book! Romance, action, a mystery, a beloved dog, and references upon references of books one should read. The major theme of the novel is discovery and what may curiously sit on a shelf in a bookstore, where unknown words can come alive, described greatly in the above picture. Highly recommend.

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Rothdell
The Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley

Man, I neeeeed to go to a bookshop now. I‘m jonesing!!

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Rothdell
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I moved from Iowa City to Colorado and the last book I bought from my favorite bookstore was the owners favorite! I don‘t think I‘ll ever go again so the text is already quite nostalgic for me... and if you made it this far in my block of a post, here‘s a wonderful quote from the novel: “The world has been printing books for 450 years and yet gunpowder still has a wider circulation. Never mind! Printers ink is the great explosive: it will win.”

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Carleneishere
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My local independent bookshop is run by romance author Angela Quarles and her shelf tags are always good for a giggle! #romantsy

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HillsAndHamletsBookshop
The Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley
Pickpick

I recently listened to this on Libro.fm with @underground_bks and so enjoyed it! Despite some understandably dated gender politics, as booksellers his work is often quoted and referenced and it was really fun!

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GatheringBooks
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Mehso-so

#BlackCatChallenge Day 19: Contrary to what the title suggests, there are no ghosts in this novel. The bookshop is essentially #haunted by “the ghosts of all great literature.” Nicely put, right? I also loved how the main character articulated the nightmare of every bibliophile who has his or her own library – the sheer impossibility of reading all the novels in the world that speak to us. My full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-gov

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staci.reads
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Visited this charming, historic bookstore today 😍 #supportindiebookstores

rather_be_reading how awesome!! love the name! 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh wow! (How haunted is it? 🤭) 4y
staci.reads @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Scariest thing we experienced was a pretentious English major complaining loudly about what she believes is a badly translated version of Le Miserables 😂 4y
staci.reads @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled The story is that the bookshop is named after the Christopher Morley book by that name. 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ah! Now I get it. And, pretentious English majors 🙄 - I‘d rather face a ghost, thanks 4y
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HotCocoaReads
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Pickpick

I loved this book about the spooky happenings around an old dusty bookshop on the east coast. Okay, so it's not haunted with ghosts, just the souls of the books that have chosen their readers. I love this idea. So many lovely quotes for us bibliophiles! The detective story was good--not predictable, so I consider that pretty good!

LeahBergen I‘ve had this book for ages (along with Parnassus on Wheels) and should really get to them one of these days. 🙄 4y
HotCocoaReads @LeahBergen I want to read Parnassus on Wheels now! 4y
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YouReadMyEyes
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Till the season...when things go bump in the night. BOO 👻 I love fall.

A great #bookhaul at the #antiquarianbookfair today! I‘m ready for October and all the creepy things.

#sciencefiction #horror #haunted #bookfair #screamathon

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Teafiend
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Quirkybookworm ❤️❤️ 4y
Amyegia I loved this book! 4y
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Megara
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Cute handwritten ex libris found in a 1919 copy of The Haunted Bookshop. #usedbooks #exlibris #foundinabook #cats

Libby1 Wonderful! 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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“That's why I call this place the Haunted Bookshop. Haunted by the ghosts of the books I haven't read. Poor uneasy spirits, they walk and walk around me. There's only one way to lay the ghost of a book, and that is to read it.”
#readingresolutions #bookstore

Liatrek Oh wow then my house is filled with ghost! I better get reading😊 I wonder can I use that as a call out excuse. “Hey, boss I can‘t make it I got some ghost busting to do “📚📚📚 4y
mrp27 This is one of my current reads (I always read more than one book at a time)! 4y
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sunnyaltman
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I'm getting a head start on one of my New Year's resolutions to actually post on Litsy! A coworker who used to own a bookstore brought this to me to read today. Let's see if his recommendation holds up!

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 4y
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RaimeyGallant I have a link to a blog post I wrote with some other peeps on here with a bunch of Litsy tips, but someone yesterday told me I was being spammy. If you want it, let me know. :) 4y
sunnyaltman I would love the link @RaimeyGallant! (edited) 4y
BookishMe I LOVE the other book 4y
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xicanti
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Today I went to Sidney, the Saanich Peninsula's Book Town. I spent most of my time poking around the museum and all the awesome thrift stores (with lots of attention paid to the books sections), then scarfing down some amazing fried cod and chowder at Fish On 5th, but I did manage a longish dive into The Haunted Bookshop.

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BarbaraJean
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...the terrible hypnotism of #war, the brute mass impulse; the pride & national spirit; the instinctive simplicity of men, that makes them worship what is their own above everything else. I‘ve thrilled & shouted with patriotic pride...Music & flags & men marching in step have bewitched me...then I‘ve gone home & sworn to root this evil instinct out of my soul. God help us, let‘s love the world, love humanity; not just our own country. #quotsynov17

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CuriousG
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So I've read Parnassus on Wheels several times and love it beyond belief, but have never taken the leap to read the sequel. So glad I finally got started. #inlove #booksforthesoul #parnassus

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Palimpsest
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I was blown away by my Halloween exchange from @rubyslippersreads and love absolutely everything! I actually had tears of joy and unbelief when I opened the vintage Haunted Bookshop. I‘ve wanted to read The Night Circus forever and Distant Waves looks great! Everything was wrapped with impeccable detail and I‘m beyond delighted with everything. It was like you‘ve known me my whole life! I can‘t thank you enough for such a special gift! 😘

batsy Lovely. That vintage edition 😍 5y
Palimpsest @batsy I know! I was so ecstatic! It‘s from 1920! I love a lot of different vintage and antique items, but especially books! I love it! 5y
rubyslippersreads I'm so happy you loved everything (and that the chocolate cat didn't break in the mail. 😸) 5y
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LeahBergen Gorgeous! 😍😍 5y
Palimpsest @rubyslippersreads The chocolate cat is indeed in one piece and it‘s so cool that I almost hate to eat it. Almost. :) 5y
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Jhullie
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I need some inspiration. I'm looking for a bone-chilling ghost story. 💀

Bklover Me too! 5y
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StaceyKondla I second House of Leaves - this book is a brick and a challenge to read, but it is creepy AF and worth the effort 5y
Pogue I second The Haunting of Hill House! 5y
Lizpixie Phil Rickmans books are seriously creepy 5y
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GatheringBooks
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More Sunday afternoon indulgence. Bring on the calories!

Cinfhen Yum 😋 5y
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GatheringBooks
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#FallIntoBooks Day 25: I just finished reading "Parnassus On Wheels" yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. This, being the book's sequel is "NextUp" - perfect for our ongoing #MetaReading theme.

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youngreadrshelf
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A little disappointing based on the title I had hopes for the supernatural. It was kind of a spy/mystery with the author able to promote books in the telling. It's kind of slow – takes a while to get to the intrigue but interesting after it gets going. I did really like all the references to books and reading! 🤓

charl08 Have you read this other one of his? Caused chajos for my wishlist. 5y
charl08 Or even chaos 5y
youngreadrshelf @charl08 no I haven't. But have seen that this is a companion story to that. I may have to give that one a go. 5y
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Lmstraubie
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I had downloaded this book for free from a Kindle deal, but wouldn't have minded paying for it. Mr. & Mrs. Mifflin own a bookshop in Brooklyn. Titania has come to work for them, by the request of her father, to learn about the business of selling books. Aubrey stumbles upon this shop & gets tied up in a mystery of disappearing books. A quick read that also promotes a love of good books and reading.

I kind of like the reflection in the picture. 😁

LauraBeth Great review (and pic)! 5y
Lmstraubie @LauraBeth Thx ☺️ 5y
monkeygirlsmama Sounds good! Stacking 5y
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Lmstraubie
The Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley

I wish there could be an international peace conference of booksellers, for (you will smile at this) my own conviction is that the future happiness of the world depends in no small measure on them and on the librarians. #librariansoflitsy

kspenmoll 👏😊 5y
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Lmstraubie
The Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley

What I‘m telling you is that the bookseller is a public servant. He ought to be pensioned by the state. The honour of his profession should compel him to do all he can to spread the distribution of good stuff.

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Lmstraubie
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I'm on a roll with books about books. ☺️📚
#currentread

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Brie
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A companion novella to Parnassus on Wheels. Mr. and Mrs. Mifflin are now the proprietors of a bookshop in Brooklyn haunted by the past greats of literature. After they hire the wealthy Titania Chapman, a real haunting seems underfoot as a certain book keeps disappearing. Ad man and admirer of Titania, Aubrey Gilbert, plays sleuth in this bookish mystery. I've never seen my name in a book before, so that was fun. #24in48 #readathon

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Brie
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My #24in48 #TBR stack for this weekend! Not pictured: some Penguin Little Black Classics that I'll read in between. I'm so excited 📚📖📚

Mdargusch You are ambitious! Which one are you starting with? 5y
Brie @Mdargusch I doubt I'll finish them all! Since it's the biggest, I might start with 5y
Brie @Graciouswarriorprincess I'm really excited for it! I loved 5y
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Caroline2
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Ohhhhhh how awesome does this 15th century bookshop look?!?! 👀 😲 😍 (it's in Lewes, East Sussex!)

elkeOriginal Oh, that is FANTASTIC!! 5y
britt_brooke 💚💚💚 5y
TrishB Lovely 💝 5y
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ephemeralwaltz Oh my god😍😍👌 5y
JazzFeathers 😍😍😍😍😍 5y
TheAliceEvers Wow 😱😍 5y
UwannaPublishme Cool! 😍🙌🏻 5y
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youngreadrshelf
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While I've got more than enough on my #TBR shelf to keep me busy for years, I still download books to my Kindle (and borrow from the library on it) for when I travel. This is a #traveling book!

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BarbaraJean
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Pickpick

I finished this while audiocleaning yesterday. It's full of a lot of digressions on the noble profession of bookselling, and quite a bit of post-WWI intrigue.... and while I didn't find it as thoroughly delightful as Parnassus on Wheels, it was still lots of bookish fun.

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BarbaraJean
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ON THE RETURN OF A BOOK LENT TO A FRIEND:

I GIVE humble & hearty thanks for the safe return of this book which having endured the perils of my friend's bookcase & the bookcases of my friend's friends, now returns to me in reasonably good condition.

I GIVE humble & hearty thanks that my friend did not see fit to give this book to his infant as a plaything, nor use it as an ash-tray for his burning cigar, nor as a teething-ring for his mastiff.👇

BarbaraJean WHEN I lent this book I deemed it as lost: I was resigned to the bitterness of the long parting: I never thought to look upon its pages again.
BUT NOW that my book is come back to me, I rejoice and am exceeding glad! Bring hither the fatted morocco and let us rebind the volume and set it on the shelf of honour: for this my book was lent, and is returned again.
PRESENTLY, therefore, I may return some of the books that I myself have borrowed.
5y
BarbaraJean I think someone needs to make bookplates with this quote... 😂 5y
ValerieAndBooks Love it!! 5y
hgrimes Congrats! 5y
JazzFeathers 😂 Grandly said! 👍 5y
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Lmstraubie
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It's a #bookaboutbooks & it's #free for Kindle today. What more could you ask for?? ☺️📚
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B017LB6UOA/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=&sr=

christineandbooks I grabbed that too! 5y
Andrew65 Not in UK ☹️ 5y
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DakotaWilde
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Is it me, or does this look like a way to lure a bibliophile to their death??
It puts the lotion in the basket.

Jess_Read_This Hmm.. maybe.. but at least it's not a windowless white work van? 🤔😂😂😂 5y
8little_paws Lol whatever, I'd take my chances 😂😂 5y
LectricSheep I'd be in there with a hardhat and a tote bag in 2.5 seconds. A murderer's bookstore is #stillabookstore 💅🏻 5y
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JacqMac I'll bring the flashlight! 😂 5y
Bookzombie 😂😂 5y
Lmstraubie 😅😅😅 5y
Nonaroo 😂🙀 5y
RowReads1 You know there has to be some treasures in there. ☠️ 5y
DakotaWilde @8little_paws @LectricSheep @JacqMac @RowReads1 LOL you'd sooo get caught! Unless you all went in together like the freaking avengers. Safety in numbers, "we're here for the books!!!" 5y
LectricSheep @AJBowers @8little_paws @JacqMac @RowReads1 I'd be down to SWAT team in with you guys. 5y
DakotaWilde @LectricSheep @8little_paws @JacqcMac @RowReads1 LOL if I was that killer I WOULD be scared of a bunch of book hungry bibliophiles storming in ??? "give us the books and nobody gets hurt!!" 5y
mjdowens Sure does. I would still be the first one in😂😂 5y
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