Do We Have to be Quiet in Bookstores Too?

I recently visited a popular chain Christian bookstore, and something struck me as curious. I was in the checkout line, and there was a lady and her son behind me. The boy (well behaved, or certainly normally behaved for a child about his age - I'm guessing about 4), grabbed an item off the impulse counter and asked his mother what it was.

The mother responded, "Shhh." Her response wasn't loud, angry or inappropriate in any way. But, it made me wonder, "Are we supposed to be quiet in bookstores too?"

Libraries, I understand because people are reading and researching, but bookstores? Aren't bookstores like toystores for adults? Kids too.

Am I wrong about this?

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