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One advantage browsing brick-and-mortar book stores has over book-shopping online: It's a lot harder to find love on Amazon. BookCourt clerk and author Emma Straub offers an ode to literary romance in Slate today, wrapping up with this story: "A few days ago, on a slow evening, a young couple lingered on the sofa at the back of the store....My good friend who usually works nights reported that the couple shuffled up to him, both beaming and bashful, and reported that they'd just gotten engaged, right there on the couch. They wanted to know if there were security cameras, because they'd like to play back the moment, over and over again." [Slate]