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Best bookstore 2013: Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Barracks Road Shopping Center 984-0461 Runner-up: Daedalus Bookshop 121 Fourth St. NE 293-7595 The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., contains 28 million books and has 532 miles of shelving. If you’re looking to build your own collection, readers say there’s no better place to start than Barnes & Noble, where […]

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Best martial arts studio 2013: Hiromi T’ai Chi

Hiromi T’ai Chi 609 E. Market St. (877) 880-2479 Runner-up: Charlottesville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 601 Concord Ave. 825-6202 T’ai Chi Ch’uan is Chinese for “supreme ultimate fist.” We can’t help but think that sounds pretty intense. But the practice is actually quite pensive. Readers turn to Hiromi T’ai Chi for strength-building in both mind […]