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12/19/2012 05:53 pm ET Updated Feb 18, 2013

Used Bookstores A Happy Story In Book-Starved East L.A. | Neon Tommy

When a man hesitates in the doorway of David Kipen's used bookshop, a small storefront in Boyle Heights' Mariachi Plaza, Kipen seizes the moment.

"Hi, come on in! Welcome!" he says, waving over the potential customer, a middle-aged Latino man, with a young, elementary school-aged daughter in tow.

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