Notebook: Summer Reading (Part I)

I’ve often noticed that there’s a special charm about the libraries and bookstores of vacation towns. Maybe because of the infusions of visitors looking forward to putting free time to pleasurable use; maybe because their own locals have sought out them out as places of natural beauty or some other marvel, an arts center, a piece of history, so they have that extra dollop of commitment to community life that always nourishes bookstores and libraries. Vacation towns are often (by design) miles away from metropolitan competition. For resort town bookstore owners sometimes

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