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17 extraordinary bookstores

By: Anna Norris on Oct. 7, 2013, 4:53 p.m.
Exterior of Strand Bookstore in New York City

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Strand Bookstore

Strand Book Store's "18 miles of new, used and rare books" have graced New York City’s streets since 1927. Named for a lucky literary London street, the Strand houses more than 2 million books on essentially every topic.