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    Bookstores Fight Amazon

    This photo taken on Dec. 7, 2012 shows Bryce Hoogland of Boise, Idaho browsing books at the downtown Tatered Cover book Store in Denver. You wouldn't know it from the marketing materials festooned with skiers and beer, but Denver is one of the most highly educated and literate cities in the country. That much is obvious inside Tattered Cover, a celebrated independent bookstore with two Denver locations (and one in the suburbs) that dwarf most superstores. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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    Though Amazon has all but conquered book selling, the book publishing arm of the internet behemoth, Amazon Publishing, has had less success. This may be because brick-and-mortar bookstores, including Barnes and Noble, have refused to carry any of Amazon's titles. Its a modicum of revenge for independent booksellers, whose dwindling numbers are due in large part to Amazon's success. Amazon Publishing, however, is far from defeated; the company has plans to expand their publishing efforts.

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