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A Better Kind Of Algorithm

Posted at 2:39PM Saturday 07 Dec 2013

In an age where people seem to have less time to do the research for themselves, and there are "experts" on everything (arrange your spice rack this way; organize your life according to color; wear these celebrity-endorsed cotton socks), we have lost sight of an important point: booksellers are expert readers. To read a book is an enormous investment — of money, but even more so of time – so it's important to get it right before you turn to page 200 and realize, "This book just isn't for me." The beautiful thing about bookstores is, you walk in the door, approach a bookseller, talk about what you're looking for, and they can likely point you in a fruitful direction.

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