08/02/2010 09:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

New York City's 'Small Army Of Neighborhood Bookshops'

New York's independent bookshops were supposed to be long gone by now. After a decade of slow financial strangulation at the hands of the big-box stores, the web, the Kindle, and, finally, the recession, the fact that there are still Strands and McNally Jacksons standing seems positively miraculous.

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