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Running from the law

Nikki Furrer used contract work to save for what she really wanted - a bookstore

The only lawyers who don't want to be writers want to be bookstore owners. That's the opinion of bookstore owner Nikki Furrer, who bases it on anecdotal evidence: the query letters she got every day as an assistant writers' agent from lawyers who'd written a thriller; the steady trickle of attorneys who go to training sessions on opening bookstores; the lawyers who buy the career guides at her store in the St. Louis suburb of Webster Groves, Pudd'nhead Books.

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