Bookstores are a place for people to escape the reality of everyday life. It can be the calming smell of new pages or the sound of a slight crack in a book that has never been opened that may take the edge off of someones day. Just taking an adventure into something you havent experienced is a vacation in itself. Many bookstores offer different types of books and there are different reasons for a bookstores existence. It could be just a local bookstore, which sells things like used paperbacks at very low prices. These are sometimes very old shops with one owner who works there 5 days a week and reads all day long. Sometimes the book store is a remodeled house. A house of books is a great place to hide from society and crawl in a room where the books are endless and the characters are unique. Bookstores offer information and adventure. Whatever the mind seeks to impress itself with, a bookstore should have at hand. With so many different reasons for opening a bookstore, there is only one item that they sell. That item is paper and knowledge. Newer places offer places to sit and coffee bars to give you a kick of caffeine with your afternoon read.