This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!Buzz·Posted on Nov 4, 201310 Lovable Things About Brick-And-Mortar BookstoresOrdering online or downloading through your e-reader may be convenient, but nothing compares to the magic of a real bookstore.by StMartinsPressCommunity Brand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. The sense of community Flickr: 34364667@N00 Yeah, you can shop online, but online retailers aren't a crucial part of your local community and probably don't remember that the last time you were in you bought like, five paranormal romance novels. (No judgment.) 2. Staff picks! runningandrambling.com How else would you find out what John S. was reading this week? He loves magical realism too! 3. Author events redroom.com Get your fangirl (or fanboy) on! 4. The cafe litro.co.uk That crisp bookstore air DEFINITELY affects how the espresso comes out. Just sayin'. 5. The luxury of browsing Flickr: specialkrb / Karen Blumberg Nothing better than holding a book in your hands, flipping through it, and getting a whiff of that amazing book smell. 6. Discoverability saraandluke.blogspot.com It's possible that you haven't even heard of your next favorite book. 7. Helpful staff tuesdayaffairs.tumblr.com "I'm looking for something that's a little Fay Weldon or P.G. Wodehouse, but maybe with some steampunk influences. You have something in mind? Oh, really?" (These people are amazing.) 8. The nerdy stuff that ISN'T books outofprintclothing.com Where else can you find witty and urbane literary greeting cards? Book cover tee shirts? Tote bags galore? 9. They are the best places to spend time thrivingtwenties.tumblr.com You can leisurely browse to your heart's content, find your next literary love, and never have to worry about getting hurried out. 10. That bookstore vibe hookedontheneedle.blogspot.com Bookstores are the perfect mix of highbrow and entertaining, elegant and geeky, thrilling and comforting. I defy you to find a better retail experience.