During the Great Depression, the local bar was always the last business in town to go under. And while it’s very tempting to have a drink (or the whole damn bottle) while reflecting on our lowered home values, our loss of income, and our held-hostage tax refunds, here are ten reasons, in descending order, why you should go to a bookstore, instead:
Reason # 10:
You don’t look ‘desperate’ being there alone.
Reason # 9:
No one looks at your book selection, leans in too close, then declares, “You must be an Aries!”
Reason # 8:
If you blurt out your life story to a bookseller, he won’t expect you to leave him a big tip in a jar.
Reason # 7:
After you imbibe it, a book can be passed on in its original form.
Reason # 6:
Speaking of, there’s usually no long line to use the Ladies’ Room.
Reason # 5:
The day after, you won’t discover yourself on YouTube, behaving like an ass.
Reason # 4:
When you want to leave, there won’t be people insisting you give them your keys and take a taxi home.
Reason # 3:
Even if you buy a romance novel, the bookshop will still respect you in the morning.
Reason # 2:
Your brain cells will multiply, rather than die.
And the Number One Reason you should go to a bookstore instead of a bar:
If you end up in bed with someone you met there, it won’t be because of ‘beer goggles.’
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