a bookstore and the adjacent cafe

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I went to a bookstore and then I dropped in a cafe for the first time, where was the same floor as the bookstore.
I ordered some sandwiches and a cup of caramel flavored coffee adding some soymilk for lunch. They were very nice.

Some of customers were reading books over a cup of coffee or so there. A staff told me that any customers can read any books for sale which were laid on shelves at the adjacent bookstore.
I asked her that how I should do if it might happen to stain the book. And she also told me that if you stain the book, please tell a staff.

The cafe sells not only drinks but also some kinds of sweets or bread. I'm never particular about cleanliness, but I was worried that the book you read might be stained when you have sweets or something else. I think it is apt to happen quite often. When you touch sweets, your fingers get oily and the book you touch with the fingers would be stained easily. Of course there are wet tissue paper, but do all customers wipe their fingers with them whenever they turn the pages? Or doesn't it happen that when a person who bought a book there opens the book he or she finds tiny breadcrumbs in a page by accident?

Is it all right for books for sale? I didn't read any books for sale at the cafe with wondering that.




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Original Article:

I went to a bookstore and then I dropped in a cafe for the first time, where was the same floor as the bookstore.
I ordered some sandwiches and a cup of caramel flavored coffee adding some soymilk for lunch. They were very nice.

Some of customers were reading books over a cup of coffee or so there. A staff told me that any customers can read any books for sale which were laid on shelves at the adjacent bookstore.
I asked her that how I should do if it might happen to stain the book. And she also told me that if you stain the book, please tell a staff.

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Recommended Corrections:

I recently went to a bookstore which had a cafe adjacent to it. As I had never eaten at the cafe before, I decided to have some sandwiches and a cup of caramel flavored coffee, with added soy milk, for lunch. The meal was very nice.

Some of the customers were reading books as they sat enjoying their coffee, sandwiches, and pastries. A staff member told me that it was acceptable for customers to read any of the books from the bookstore while at their establishment. As I was concerned about accidentally staining one the books as I ate and read at the same time, I asked the staff member what I should do should it happen. She said to just inform one of the staff.

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Original Article:

The cafe sells not only drinks but also some kinds of sweets or bread. I'm never particular about cleanliness, but I was worried that the book you read might be stained when you have sweets or something else. I think it is apt to happen quite often. When you touch sweets, your fingers get oily and the book you touch with the fingers would be stained easily. Of course there are wet tissue paper, but do all customers wipe their fingers with them whenever they turn the pages? Or doesn't it happen that when a person who bought a book there opens the book he or she finds tiny breadcrumbs in a page by accident?

Is it all right for books for sale? I didn't read any books for sale at the cafe with wondering that.

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Recommended Corrections:

Now, I am not one who is overly concerned with absolute cleanliness when reading books, to the point of wearing gloves whenever I read a book, as if I were some kind of bibliophile purist. However, as the cafe sells not only drinks, but food which is normally consumed without the use of utensils, and particularly in the case of pastries, the oils from them are easily transferred from the fingers to the books. Although they had wet tissue paper with which customers could clean their fingers before touching the books, how many customers would diligently use them each time it was necessary to prevent staining the pages of their book? I wondered how many times a customer who had bought a book from this particular store had found bread crumbs between the pages.

I also wondered if it was morally right for the bookstore to sell books as new, when actually, many were not. With these concerns in mind, I couldn't bring myself to read any of the books.

Re: English Corrections

Hi, shiroi tora.

Thank you very much for the corrections.
I learned many things from them, but it's still difficult for me to make sentences like that.

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I don't want to buy books which have crumbs or stains in them... after all, I have to pay full price for something that someone else already read. :(

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Hi, Always visiting.

Me either. I hope that books I buy will be new and clean.
Thanks for your comment.
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