This woman's dream came true when she opened the Bronx's only bookstore

Noelle Santos.
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Noëlle Santos was not going to let the Bronx's only bookstore close without a fight.

In 2014, Barnes & Noble announced it was shuttering its lone store in the Bronx, the New York City borough that is home to more than 1.5 million people. It was also the only bookstore in the Bronx, and Santos joined thousands of others to protest its closure. They were successful in getting Barnes & Noble to stay open two more years, with the bookstore closing its doors in 2016.

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