Former hedge-fund manager JEFF BEZOS, 32, has created one of the rare Web sites that's booming. His is a virtual bookstore with 1.1 million titles and such amenities as chats with authors and readers' reviews. The blend of selection and ''community'' helped the privately-held pull in estimated sales of $17 million in 1996.

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