When was the last time you visited a book shop? Not an online book shop, but an actual, physical book store. If you haven’t been to one recently, now may be a great time to visit. If you’re a bibliophile and a frequent book store visitor, well, it’s just another day for you in paradise!
As a full-fledged analogue reader, among my sources of thrill in life are libraries and book stores. To feel the weight of the books and their pages in my hands, to catch a whiff of sweet-smelling paper, to behold the sight of gorgeous book covers and interesting titles on the books’ spines — those are just pure ecstasy.
Today, I would like for you to treat yourself to a trip to a bookstore near you, and indulge yourself in the sights and smells that only an actual bookstore can offer. Run your hands on the books on display, turn the pages carefully, let a book call out to you before you buy it. If it’s a spacious bookstore, get lost in the aisles, pull out books from sections you rarely visit. Pick an inspiring photobook if you have to, or a fantastic fiction to tickle your imagination. Whatever you do, don’t rush yourself — slow down, take your time, savor every minute.
Trust me, you will be back for more.