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- Alex Beckstead Producer/Director, "Paperback Dreams: The Life and Times of the Independent Bookstore"
- Bridget Warren Co-owner of Vertigo Books (College Park, MD)
- Todd Stewart Co-owner of Vertigo Books (College Park, MD)
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