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Anonymous Patron writes "A paper from Israel, Haaretz Reports, here and there around the country, courageous - and, of necessity, creative - attempts are being made by small bookstore owners to survive in the face of the large chains. The proprietors of the small shops are calling for book buyers to leave the beaten track sometimes and to just come into their shops for a moment. Even if the book costs a bit more, in the final reckoning - which isn't a financial reckoning - it pays off. "Books are like friends, they give us wings.""