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In our search for deals, it is often easy to forget the little extras bookstores can provide us that Amazon does not. Breathe Books in Baltimore, Maryland, devoted to inspirational and healthful books, opened a cafe in its store that vows to serve only nutritional and healthful products. For example, they won't use white sugar or white flour, but will instead use agave nectar and whole grain ingredients. It's this kind of dedication to not just a product, but a central mission, that separates independent bookstores from major retailers.
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