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17 extraordinary bookstores

By: Anna Norris on Oct. 7, 2013, 4:53 p.m.
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Battery Park Book Exchange

Battery Park Book Exchange in Asheville, N.C., is one of the most eccentric bookstores in America. The store boasts more than 22,000 books and a top-notch champagne bar. In this climbing maze of shelves, it’s not uncommon to see people snuggled up with their dogs and diving into a good book, espresso in hand.