What Does “Plus-Sized” Really Mean?

According to Webster’s Dictionary, plus-size, or plus-sized, means extra large. But what does it really, really mean? What are the connotations? Plus-sized men can shop in a store for “Big and Tall” men.  That must be cool for a guy. “What kind of guy are you? I’m a big and tall kind of a guy.”  For women?  Not so much. “I’ll be right back.  I’m going shopping in the plus-sized store.”

I have a fantasy about going shopping in a plus-sized store.  In this store, there are endless wonders.  It goes on and on and has nooks and crannies and under-the-cupboards and under-the-stairs and over-your-head spaces.  And what is in this fabulous plus-sized store?  Books.

I fantasize about a Plus-Sized Bookstore.  I would name this store “The Plus-Sized Bookstore” because what you see is what you get.  So what do you see? What can you get?  Whatever your imagination can conjure.

big books and little booksBig books and little books.

Warrior queens and mice.warrior queens and mice

romance and poetry and tragedyRomance and tragedy and poetry.

A store filled with dreams and memories and childhood favorites.childhood favorites

What else can your body and soul wish for?

photo 1 (3)Silly and serious…..

………..and in Quechua, Icelandic and Spanish.photo (7)




scary poeScaryyyyyyy…

science and technologyScience and technology

and more plays and poetry and fiction and non-fiction.  And up in the air you’ll find…..

ebooksebooks everywhere…..

A bookstore where everyone is welcome, every dream is possible.  Where your favorite authors join with just-published and just-discovered ones, to wrap you in a cocoon of joy. Why?

Because that’s what “plus-sized” really means.

About Barb Knowles

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9 Responses to What Does “Plus-Sized” Really Mean?

  1. Austin says:

    It’s a lovely dream. 🙂

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  2. I like your idea. You have an impressive range of books.

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      I sort of collect antique books. I haven’t set out to do so, but I think they are so interesting. So if I’m at library sale or a garage/tag sale and I see books published eons ago, I usually buy them. A lot of my books were my parents and grandparents, too. But the childhood favorites were some of my childhood favorites. I couldn’t part with them. I like to think I’m eclectic, but I still end up reading detective and mysteries 90% of the time. Thanks, John!

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  3. grammyg53 says:

    Ohhhhh this is definitely a HEAVENLY place… I want to live in a little corner. I promise to not take up too much room!!! I love your take on this “plus size” phrase 🙂

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      Thank you! I’ve thought about this for ages. Have you ever seen the show Warehouse 13? It was on for 3 seasons here in the US and I watched it on Netflix. I always thought how cool it would be if that were a library. But with my additional twisty-turny spaces.

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  4. Glazed says:

    Great idea, but didn’t Amazon beat you to it?

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