Struggling boutique bookseller Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) hates Joe Fox (Tom Hanks), the owner of a corporate Foxbooks chain store that just moved in across the street. When they meet online, however, they begin an intense and anonymous Internet romance, oblivious of each other's true identity. Eventually Joe learns that the enchanting woman he's involved with is actually his business rival. He must now struggle to reconcile his real-life dislike for her with the cyber love he's come to feel.
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There was also a real-life inspiration for the Ephrons' story of feuding book merchants. In the early 1990s, a huge Barnes & Noble outlet opened on Broadway in New York's Upper West Side. Longtime residents feared that the new chain bookstore would kill off the small, independent Shakespeare & Co. bookstore a block away. And indeed, that's what happened. Read More