Bookstore Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bookstore quotes, bookstore sayings, and bookstore proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Here is the treasure chest of the world - the public library, or a bookstore. Benjamin Carson
The quality of the content is not determined by the section it sits in in the bookstore. Christine Riccio
A place is not really a place without a bookstore. Gabrielle Zevin
I wanted a bookstore because the book business is the business of life. George Whitman
Standing there, staring at the long shelves crammed with books, I felt myself relax and was suddenly at peace. Helene Hanff
A bookstore is one of the many pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking. Jerry Seinfeld
This is a feminist bookstore. There is no humor section. John Callahan
Books are the greatest treasure of wisdom and knowledge for mankind. Lailah Gifty Akita
Desire for books, desire to read. Lailah Gifty Akita
Lover of books, lover of knowledge. Lailah Gifty Akita
Read good books to improve yourself. Lailah Gifty Akita
The bookstore and the coffeehouse are natural allies; Neither has a time limit, slowness is encouraged. Lewis Buzbee
I am fatally attracted to all bookstores. Lewis Buzbee
For someone who is hungry for the wisdom of the past, the smell of books in a bibliopole is more beautiful than the smell of the world's finest dishes! Mehmet Murat Ildan
Profitable bookstores sell books. Unprofitable book sellers store books. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Books … they’re kind of a compulsion for me. To find a great bookstore is a great thing. Philip Seymour Hoffman
We all just took the bookstore at its word, because if you couldn't trust a bookstore, what could you trust? Rachel Cohn
In a second-hand bookshop head to the back, find the old books with dust undisturbed and worn off covers for these clothe true treasures. Rachel Hall
Genre is a bookstore problem, not a literary problem. Rick Moody
A good little bookstore…is a laboratory for our coming together. Ross Gay
I love walking into a bookstore. It's like all my friends are sitting on shelves, waving their pages at me. Tahereh Mafi
A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read. Terry Pratchett
Bookstores always remind me that there are good things in this world. Vincent Van Gogh