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It is one of the busiest bookstores in the world: it has more than a million visitors annually and sells more than 700,000 books a year.
from Stunning Movie Theater Turned Bookstore by Jeff O’Neal
Here lies one whose name was writ on water.
from The Last Word: 9 Famous Authors’ Epitaphs by Wallace Yovetich
4. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter —Fifty years of regret. Fifty years of what might have been. Three hundred pages of awesome! Walter’s new novel sounds sentimental on the surface — an Italian guy in 1962 loves a mysterious American actress. But then loses her. But Walter also revels in skewering the movie industry. Indeed, lots of angles are covered here (hipster rockers, juvenile delinquency, life imitating art, etc., etc.) — and almost all readers will find something.
from Best Books of 2012 So Far (According to Me) by Greg Zimmerman
from Book Fetish: Volume XLV by Brenna Kalmer