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08/24/2011 AT 10:00 AM EDT
Is she doing some summer reading? New mom Denise Richards was browsing in the fantasy section at the Barnes & Noble on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif. The actress, in a blue shirt, was joined by a male friend, though the two didn't seem romantic, an onlooker tells us.