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To survive in the U.S., Chinese bookstores evolve way beyond books
To survive in the U.S., Chinese bookstores evolve way beyond books

At World Books on Atlantic Boulevard, Lily Li picks up the phone to transact one of her first sales of the day. "Hello, this is World Books," says Li, 60. "Can you add $60 to this phone card?" She hands the card back to the man waiting at the counter, then picks up the phone again to make her next sale: a small commission fee for helping a customer buy an ad in a Chinese newspaper. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Chinese bookstores: In the Nov. 25 Section A, an article about the evolving business strategies of Chinese bookstores in the San Gabriel Valley said that Rebecca Zhang owned a World Books store on Garvey Boulevard. The street is Garvey Avenue, in Monterey...

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