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In Search of A Book-Why Bookstores Matter?

To know a bookstore by bone and brick, one has to cross-over the threshold of accustomed sight to understand how books collectively, interact with the space around us and play with our inner being. Simulate yourself in an empty room and imagine it filling up with books bit by bit and feel how the changing environment guides your emotional and intellectual temper. Would it be then fair to say that a bookstore in the guise of a product, is, in fact, an alive, real-time process that coalesces elements of fancy decor, intellectually aesthetic accessories, bestseller windows, rare collections, limited editions, empowering book-recommendations, precious conversations to yield a critical function?