Hippies who hold “Free Hugs” signs on the street have never really gained the popularity and sympathy they were hoping for. While the common squeeze while wrapped around someone’s arms can be both comforting and healthy for nervous systems, hugs from strangers for no apparent reason have never been too appealing.
But what happens when you need a hug from someone who understands what it’s like to lose a fictional being? It happens too often and there’s just nothing you can do about it. So why burden your family and friends when you can just go into this bookstore and get all the sympathy you need?
Feeling It in Your Bones
While not technically true, this little street sign is great for Halloween, and it might convince little kids who thought the reading was too uncool to give it a try. It is true that when you find a book you truly connect with, you can literally feel it in your bones.
If you've ever felt the suspense of a thrilling book or enjoyed the rapture of new love then you'll know it's the best feeling one can have. Even if you thought you had a bone to pick with books, they actually just might grow on you and find a way to get under your skin.
'Tis the Season
For people who love to read, books are a year-round activity. Still, you have to admit that when the weather is bad the idea of staying in with a good book becomes even more appealing. So why not take a few easy steps to prepare yourself in case civilization crumbles under the snow?
This is crucial, people. If you're planning on hiding in your apartment, then you'd better make sure you've got plenty of books to help keep you, well, sane. That way, you'll be able to thank your past self for thinking ahead and making this purchase for the next time you're snowed in.
Real Books Don't Die
Since smartphones have found their way into our pockets, lives, and hearts, there has been a rapid change in our entertainment preferences which has also meant a declining interest in reading and books. The rivalry between good old printed books and letters on a screen has never been more apparent.
While reading on your phone or Kindle has endless advantages, this sign got one thing right — books can never run out of battery because they don't need one! A printed book also keeps all of your thoughts and actions private, and in today's world, that's a breath of fresh air.
Laughter Is the Best Medicine
Humor can save lives, especially in times of crisis, such as we have been having globally in recent years. If you're sick of the way the world is, just know that things are changing at such an exponential rate so, who knows? It might not really suck in the long run! It could all seem like we're living in a sci-fi novel in a few years.
The takeaway here is that nothing last forever and this bookstore totally gets it. With a sign like this, we're reminded how fickle life can be and that even book genres can change in an instant. But to be frank, if it weren't so clever, this sign would almost be scary.