06/23/2010 09:58 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Politics And Prose Bookstore For Sale; Hoardes Of Agents, Authors, Investors Vie For Chance To Take Over

First came shock -- the venerated Politics and Prose bookstore here was up for sale. Then, almost immediately, the fantasies started -- what would it be like to be the new owner, an influential tastemaker at the intersection of the nation's political and literary worlds?

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