Independent Bookstore Day is just around the corner and Bookmans couldn’t be more excited. Bookmans stores across the state are gearing up for his annual event, planning awesome events and bookish fun for their communities. Customers can enjoy author meet & greets and kids bookish crafts to entertain. Plus, you’ll be able to score some Independent Bookstore Day exclusive merch on sale day of. The forthcoming Independent Bookstore Day blog will give you the full scoop on upcoming Indie Bookstore Day events.

In the meantime, here are six bookstore quotes sure to give you the feels this Independent Bookstore Month!

“I love walking into a bookstore. It’s like all my friends are sitting on shelves, waving their pages at me.” ― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me Series

“The truly wide taste in reading is that which enables a man to find something for his needs on the sixpenny tray outside any secondhand bookshop.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

“When I visit a secondhand bookstore, I prefer indifferent housekeeping, sleeping cats, and sufficient organizational chaos…”  ― Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

“Browsing through the shelves in bookstores or libraries, I was completely happy.” ― Louis L’Amour, Education of a Wandering Man

“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.”  ― Neil Gaiman, American Gods

“I’ve always found old bookstores exciting. Whenever I’m in a city that’s new to me, I immediately look through the telephone directory for BOOKS, USED AND RARE.”  – Walter Dean Myers

But are what are some of your favorite bookish quotes? What are some of your best bookstore experiences and what do you think makes a bookstore special? Tell us in the comments below and be sure to check out your local Bookmans for all the upcoming bookish fun we have planned. The indie bookstore fun never truly ends at Bookmans!