I love this, Anu Anniah. From one book lover to another — thank you!
Yesterday I had the same experience when a new book arrived in the mail. Lovingly running my hands over the cover of the book, getting excited for that first-page that will set the tone for the entire novel, and then becoming immersed in another world.
Sadly, many book stores are a relic of the past. I miss that feeling you get when you walk in and are bombarded by the smell of paper, and the promise of new adventures.