An Ode to Bookstores and Promiscuous Reading

From a New York Times story by guest writer Tish Harrison Warren headlined “An Ode to Bookstores and Promiscuous Reading”:

Bookstores, like wines, have different notes, different flavors, each one distinct. There are the musty, quirky ones with haphazard piles and dusty rows, usually with both used and new books. There are the small indie stores, quaint, cozy and scrappy. Then there’s the big-box gleam of long, straight rows, bright and dustless, with a café and a kids section you can get lost in.