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The Old Bookshop

I enter, the smell hits me,
Old oak floors and shelves,
Walking into a labyrinth
Into which I can delve.

I can lose myself for hours,
In each work of art.
From cover sleeve to pages,
They really cheer my heart.

Travel books can take me
To lands across the sea,
Awakening my senses,
Really inspiring me.

I browse the self help books,
The ones on life and healing,
How to get what you want,
Cope with how you're feeling.

Then the history books grab me,
The rustle of each page,
Words that speak to me
From another age.

Biographies and memoirs
Of famous people, celebrities
Tell me of their lives,
Arousing curiosity.

I move on to hobbies,
Cooking, crafts and sport,
Photography and gardening,
Expertise of every sort.

There's shelves full of Sci-fi
Business and economics,
Study guides to aid exams
And books for teaching phonics.

I love to peruse fiction,
Absorb all the blurb,
Tales of mystery and romance,
Fantasy in every word.

I'm excited by the poetry,
The lyrics poems and rhymes,
Some are very special,
I could read them a million times.

The children's sections glorious,
A real treasure chest,
Beautiful picture books
Are the ones that I love best.

You cannot beat the feeling
Of fingers around a book,
The tactility of each page
Just makes you want to look.

The Old Bookshop is my haven,
I love to be inside,
My one and only problem,
My purchase....I can't decide!

Went to my local independent book shop idea of heaven!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 2/22/2017 6:48:00 AM
I'll meet you there :)
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 2/22/2017 1:35:00 PM
Would be happy to spend hours in there with a like minded person.
Date: 2/13/2017 12:17:00 PM
Well expressed poem Elizabeth. Love browsing old book stores. A life long interest! Regards, g
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 2/13/2017 1:03:00 PM
Thank you so much for your comment. I just love book shops.
Date: 2/13/2017 10:01:00 AM
You have described it so well!
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 2/13/2017 10:04:00 AM
Thank you x