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Why Do You Love Your Local Indie Bookstore?

They aren't just bookstores; they're community builders.

For book lovers, there are few places as sacred as the independent bookstore.

It isn't just the beauty of the space itself — it's the sense of history, the excitement of the gems you might find, and, of course, the events.

Maybe it's because local bookstores make it possible for you to read and meet your favorite authors.

Maybe it's the way they step up and support their communities during crisis.

And, of course, there are the cats.

We want to know: What are you most grateful for when it comes to your local, independent bookstore?

Head to the comments to tell us what your favorite shop is, and what you love about it, and you might be featured in a BuzzFeed post!