Ten Thoughts Every Book Lover Has in a Book Store

A couple of weekends ago I was browsing my local Waterstones as my boyfriend patiently (yeah right) hovered beside me. I have to hand it to him though, he did recognise one book out of hundreds that I already own. Anyway, here’s a list of thoughts that are usually floating around my head whilst perusing the many shelves of books.


1. Ok, I know exactly what I’m here for so I’ll head straight there…. WAIT! New releases!

2. This is such a beautiful book cover! I’ve never heard of the book but it’ll look so great on my shelves.

3. So I already have this series in paperback. Here are the hardbacks. Hm… *scoops all the books into arms and runs to the till*

4. I need to ditch this family member/friend/partner so that I drool and deliberate over books for a good few hours guilt free.

5. Dammit, this series has had a cover change four books. Well, I guess I’m going to have to buy them all again!

6. There must be an immaculate copy with no folds or creases here somewhere… *roots through the whole shelf*

7. I know I don’t work here but somebody has just dumped a load of books in the wrong place and I just can’t. This one should be here…. that one should go there.

8. I totally need to come here for a Bookstagram shoot.

9. Can I just drop everything and come and work here please?

10. Buy one get one half price? Well then, it’s decided. I must buy 12! It’s only logical.

So there we have it, a short and sweet list of the thoughts I’ve had whilst visiting a book store. Do you these sound familiar to any fellow booklovers out there? What have I missed?



  1. 20th October 2017 / 9:03 pm

    I’ve definetely had most of these 😂😂
    Amy x

    • amyjanealice
      21st October 2017 / 11:10 am

      Haha yay! Glad you liked the post and thanks for reading x

  2. 10th January 2018 / 6:58 am

    Haha, I love this post! All are so true. Number 5 is the sole reason for all my money disappearing suddenly XD

  3. 10th January 2018 / 7:00 am

    Haha, I love this post! All are so true. Number 5 is the sole reason for all my money disappearing suddenly XD

    P.S. I love all the pictures you add in your posts, and your blog is so pretty <3

    • amyjanealice
      21st January 2018 / 2:48 pm

      Haha I’m glad you agree and that I’m not alone with these thoughts!

      Thank you, that’s so lovely of you! And thank you for taking the time to read and comment 🙂 x

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