Top 30 Bookstores Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Bookstores Quotes from famous people such as Elliot Perlman, Ian Frazier, M. J. Rose, Pamela Druckerman, Celeste Ng, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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After a while, if you’re a writer, you want to start appearing in the bookstores of the place you’re living in.
Elliot Perlman
On two or three book tours, I have visited bookstores in the Mall of America and signed copies of my books and introduced myself to store employees who I hope will sell them.
Ian Frazier
Estimates are that in 2012, more than 32 million books were available – the explosion, thanks to the ease of self-publishing; 2013 could see even more titles grace our virtual bookstores! That means we are going to be awash in covers and titles, plot descriptions and characters.
M. J. Rose
While I love walking past those beautifully lit bookstores in my neighborhood, what I mostly buy there are blank notebooks and last-minute presents for children’s birthdays.
Pamela Druckerman
Every single day, authors read at bookstores and libraries – and coffeeshops and bars – all over the country. And these readings are amazing: you get to hear the book in the author’s own voice, ask questions, and meet the writer. For free.
Celeste Ng
I love books and going to bookstores. My favorite sound is the sound of the needle hitting the record.
Winona Ryder
We’re competing with everything: the beach, the mall, bookstores. Libraries are in a transition right now, caught between two forces, the old ways and technology. Libraries are under a lot of pressure to provide both.
John Callahan
Bookstores don’t exactly dot the American highway in the grand manner of Sbarros.
Rosecrans Baldwin
Bookstores should be located not only on campuses or on main drags, but at the assembly plant’s gates, also.
Joseph Brodsky
It should be said upfront that I totally dig people who work in bookstores and libraries. They love books, and I love books, and that is all I really need to know. If they are friendly to me, then we are clearly soul mates.
Jami Attenberg
The conventional wisdom is that authors get only one chance in this world. If your first novel doesn’t sell, publishers and bookstores lose interest, and your career stalls, barring an act of God or Oprah.
Jeff Giles
I’m in the middle of a 25-city book tour, and I like watching what people buy in bookstores. I see people buy books that I strongly suspect they will never read, and as an author, I must tell you, I don’t mind this one bit. We buy books aspirationally.
Gabrielle Zevin
Bookstores are lonely forts, spilling light onto the sidewalk. They civilize their neighborhoods.
John Updike
I read. I order books from the States. I literally go into bookstores, close my eyes, and take things off the shelf. If I don’t like the book after a bit, I don’t finish it. But I like to be surprised.
Stanley Kubrick
Now that I have a child of my own, I’m in awe of – and deeply grateful for – the time my parents spent in taking me to bookstores.
Celeste Ng
Ever since the ’70s, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo were the godfathers of Scandinavian crime. They broke the crime novel in Scandinavia from the kiosks and into the serious bookstores.
Jo Nesbo
People who didn’t live pre-Internet can’t grasp how devoid of ideas life in my hometown was. The only bookstores sold Bibles the size of coffee tables and dashboard Virgin Marys that glowed in the dark.
Mary Karr
I go to Amazon to browse for things I can then go find at the mall. It’s like window shopping online. I want to touch the things that I buy. I am the kid who still likes actual books, bookstores, and libraries.
Marley Dias
The reason why bookstores are going out of business in the States is that people just can’t focus on longer narratives now – even narrative film is in crisis in many ways, unless it’s an adventure film.
Barbara Kruger
I’m very privy to the way bookstores work, and I think a lot about the ecosystem that my books have been published in. I think it’s great to be aware of how publishing works.
Gabrielle Zevin
At one time in my career, Barnes and Noble bookstores categorized my books as religious fiction.
Richard Paul Evans
It’s hard selling books in general: companies are merging, editors being laid off, bricks-and-mortar bookstores closing, large chain bookstores squeezing out independents, and online retailers squeezing out chain bookstores.
Christina Baker Kline
I represent a rural state and live in a small town. Small merchants make up the majority of Vermont’s small businesses and thread our state together. It is the mom-and-pop grocers, farm-supply stores, coffee shops, bookstores and barber shops where Vermonters connect, conduct business and check in on one another.
Peter Welch
As I’ve often said, you can shop online and find whatever you’re looking for, but bookstores are where you find what you weren’t looking for.
Paul Krugman
We don’t want bookstores to die. Authors need them, and so do neighborhoods.
Roy Blount, Jr.
I love bookstores and booksellers. In my novel ‘Dirty Martini,’ I thanked over 3,000 booksellers by name in the back matter.
J. A. Konrath
Best-selling writers should go to bookstores to say thanks to the booksellers, to meet fans, sign autographs, sign books, talk, whatever.
John Grisham
PR and marketing doesn’t sell books. It gets attention for them. It sends readers to bookstores and websites to read a few pages.
M. J. Rose
Most companies that are great at something – like AOL dialup or Borders bookstores – do not become great at new things people want (streaming for us) because they are afraid to hurt their initial business.
Reed Hastings
My urge at Christmas time or Hanukkah-time or Kwanzaa-time is that people go to bookstores: that they walk around bookstores and look at the shelves. Go to look for authors that they’ve loved in the past and see what else those authors have written.
Michael Dirda