There’s a great used book store near my house that I love visiting. They’ve got story time for the kids, and it’s got a great local feel to it. It’s a little dark, kinda cluttered, and exactly the way you want a used book store to feel. The only thing missing is a cat. I stopped in yesterday with my daughter and we picked up a few new (used) bedtime stories. One of these days I’m going to buy that boxed set of “The Sandman” graphic novels…

For now though, here’s 100 lines they can use:

1 Relive the moments of your lost classics
2 No apps. No cafes. Just plain & simple books.
3 No Wi-Fi, no lattes, just lovely, lovely books
4 Books, oddities, and wonderful nerd things
5 The greatest stories are all used
6 Grab a book, new or used. These stories don’t discover themselves
7 Because great stories never get old
8 Like a library you never have to return books to
9 See how inexpensive building your library can be
10 Everyone loves a good book, regardless of who read it before them
11 For bookworms who ran out of space
12 Where book lovers find their peace
13 Use the dog-eared pages as your reading goals for the day
14 For anyone tired of being told they have too many books
15 We work here because we love being surrounded by stories
16 Designed by, and for, great big book nerds
17 Nobody cares that you bought it used
18 Your library does more than entertain. It shows the world who you are.
19 Books only get better with age
20 When you read a used book, you support local people
21 When you buy used, the MSRP is just a suggestion
22 Just because you’ve read it, doesn’t mean you can’t read it again
23 Children’s books that have already got a few well-slept babies under their cover
24 Think of it as an orphanage for abandoned stories
25 Every book tells a story. Used books tell two.
26 Used books, nerd things and cats
27 Helping readers rediscover their favorites
28 You’re not buying used books. You’re adopting them.
29 Who wants cheaper books?
30 Poke around. You never know what you’ll find.
31 Some books are scary. And you want them out of your house. We’ll give you money for them.
32 Want to bet who has more copies of Twilight?
33 Outside is overrated. Buy more books.
34 You’re not shopping for used books. You’re hunting for buried treasure.
35 Old books are just as good
36 Treasures are buried here
37 Save trees. Buy used books.
38 Crammed with legends, love stories and enough adventures for anyone. Who cares if they’ve been read before.
39 Buying books makes you smarter. Buying used books makes you a genius.
40 The story doesn’t change just because it’s been read.
41 A good book will be handed down for generations. Doesn’t matter who read it first. 
42 See if you find can find the last reader’s tears on the page
43 Book hacks for good people
44 Buying used books is good for your soul (and the world)
45 Where book people come to find other book people
46 All of the books. All of the love.
47 Build your library. Because nobody cares about your eBook collection.
48 Every book in here is a classic
49 Great books without that pesky new book smell
50 Kids who read more do better in school. Parents who buy used books DID better in school.
51 Come in for a book. Leave with a year’s worth of entertainment
52 Great stories that get passed on for generations.
53 Like Barnes & Noble, only small, local and not run by a corporate empire
54 Like getting books from the library, only without the having to return it part
55 Embarrassed about some of the books on your shelf? We’ll buy them from you.
56 The binding may age, but the stories stay strong forever
57 Every book makes you smarter. Especially when you buy them used.
58 Every books leaves an impression. But most readers don’t leave any on used books
59 If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you’re expectations for a used book store are too high
60 How to build your library for less
61 We like to think of our books as “previously adored”
62 Old new favorites delivered weekly
63 The best part about looking through used books is discovering hidden gems
64 When you want a new book but don’t want to pay full price
65 Reading bedtimes stories from used books is every bit as great as using new
66 Smaller than the big guys–and proud of it
67 When you find a book you love, you read it more than once. Does it really matter who read it first?
68 Build your library for as cheap as possible
69 Buying used books isn’t just frugal. It’s smart.
70 When you finish a book and NEED to talk to someone about it, we’re here.
71 Used books for quirky people who hate Barnes & Nobles
72 Become a book person
73 Used books sold by lovely people (and cats)
74 The happy place for bookworms 
75 New and used books for people who like to buy local
76 This book could have been written by your neighbor – we support local authors
77 A great place to buy books cheap
78 Stop buying new books–and buy old ones instead
79 Old books are better
80 You never know what treasures you’ll find
81 Of course we’ve read the Game of Thrones books! Come in & let’s talk about them!
82 Stories never get old, even when they’re used
83 The “I used to love this book!” book store
84 Moving? Books are heavy. Sell them to us.
85 There’s magic on these shelves
86 Think of them as books that are always on sale
87 Book for people who like to buy local
88 Smart readers buy used
89 The bookstore full of memories
90 They’re not used books. They’re classics
91 How many copies of your favorite book do you own? (answer: not enough)
92 We may not have every book, but we’ve got thousands of great ones
93 It smells like books in here
94 Where you find better stories, without the paying cover price
95 Have a book you hate? We’ll buy it from you.
96 We hate paying full price for books too
97 Not used books. Just Not-Yours-Yet books
98 Old books smell better than new ones
99 Here’s a way to get every book you ever wanted, without paying full price
100 Buying back your High School summer readings until you’re old enough to appreciate them
101 We like books more than we like people. And we like people a lot.
102 Bring back the tangibility of books

Overall: Not bad. I thought it was terrible but now I see a few hidden gems in there.

Lessons: I did half last night and half this morning. Then I waited a few hours to revisit and edit today before posting. This worked out well because I felt myself getting a little off-track. That’s where the nerd & cat ones crept in. I’d say there are good lines in here, but the ones that are bad are pretty awful.

I liked doing half last night and half today. Yes, it meant I had to write 150 lines yesterday, but my wife is out of town and the kids went to bed early. So it worked out well. And I’ll start another list tonight to keep the split days going.

Time: 40 minutes yesterday, 30 minutes today – then a little editing before posting.