Amazon's new bookstore isn't actually a bookstore. Please stop calling it a bookstore.
There is an open secret in the book world: Booksellers give the best book recommendations.
I can trace my favorite New York City bookstores by the book recommendations I’ve been given at various bookstores—Delicate Edible Birds by Lauren Groff (one of my favorites that I read in 2016), recommended at Three Lives and Company; Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit, recommended at Community Bookstore in Brooklyn; rediscovering Harry Potter and The Lord of The Rings at Books of Wonder.
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“[Bookstores] provide a sense of community for those