Working nights at the bookstore can’t be beat.  This is when the romantic ideal of a bookstore reveals itself.  The telephone doesn’t ring; people are calm; they’re not here to make demands or unreasonable requests; they are totally in the moment. And often they are in the moment with someone else. Many anniversaries are spent here, and countless date nights. A young couple was just here, murmuring to one another and occasionally kissing. They showed each other their favorite books. A lovely way to say, “this is who I am”. People fall in love here. They renew their love here. Tonight, the bookstore feels like one of the best places on earth.

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