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Best Bookstore - New (2012)
River House Books
208 The Crossroads, Carmel
Every title at River House Books is hand picked by owner Diane Simonds, who specializes in literary investment pieces. The shop offers an extensive collection of science and academia, with select bestselling fiction, nonfiction and fine table books—those beautifully bound and illustrated volumes that complement your decor while inviting caresses of rediscovery. River House also takes special orders, receiving books twice a week for a quick turnaround of particular literary morsels