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Recommended Reading Orange County bookstores where readers find their niche

This store offers local books among its fiction, nonfiction, children’s titles, gifts, and greeting cards. A white wrought-iron entrance leads book lovers to a welcoming cup of tea from co-owners and sisters Stephanie Thomas and Kathy Wales, who named the place after their mother. Martha’s has been charming customers for 20 years. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 308½ Marine Ave., Balboa Island, 949-673-7185, marthasbookstore.net.

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