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STORES — books, video media or recorded audio media — retail
This classification applies to stores engaged in the sale or rental of new or used books or magazines; video media, including but not limited to digital video discs (DVDs) and video games; or recorded audio media, including but not limited to records, compact discs (CDs) and other formats of recorded and audio media.

This classification also applies to the mail order sale or rental of books, magazines, video media or recorded audio media.

The sale or rental of merchandise by use of vending machines shall be classified as 5192, Vending or Coin-Operated Machines.

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STORES — books — retail

This classification applies to each separate store location at which the sale of books and magazines equals or exceeds 75% of the gross receipts and not less than 75% of the square footage devoted to the display and sale of merchandise is dedicated to books and magazines.

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