Harry Potter fans enter Borders at Time Warner Center to purchase their copy of the book Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows on July 20, 2007, in New York City. Two hundred Borders stores will close soon as part of the company's Chapter 11 filing. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images hide caption

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A bicyclist rides by a Barnes and Noble bookstore in San Francisco. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes died nearly 400 years ago, but Grossman says she feels a closeness to him when she translates his work. "I'd love to have a couple of drinks with him, to sit and chat and talk about literature," Grossman says. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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39 Clues protagonist Dan Cahill (above) comes from the world's most powerful family -- but doesn't know why. Readers help Dan and his sister Amy search for the 39 clues that will reveal the mysterious source of their family's power. Scholastic hide caption

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Remember When They All Used To Look Like This?: Independent bookstore Greenlight Books opened in Brooklyn a year ago -- and is currently thriving. Lance Edmonds hide caption

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