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By Amy Baldwin, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Dec. 21--Bedford Falls Toys & Books is every child's sugar-plum dream come true. The 5,000-square-foot store is just the place to ride a wooden rocking horse or John Deere tractor or host a tea party with Madeline, all while mom shops.
On a recent shopping trip, Ben Deschamps begged his mom to stay longer so he could check out the toy trains.
"This is where you find the good toys that you can't find anywhere else," said Ben's mom, Peg Deschamps, of Charlotte. She was shopping for toy trains for sons Ben, 2, and Will, 4.
While mass marketers like Toys "R" Us try to figure out why sales are declining, specialty toy stores report sales …