Reply to "Do you have 'any' books? 'vs' Do you have books?"

Subhajit, MW editor's answer is quite clear as to the emphasis that "any" adds.

In the case of books, without "any" the question may be interpreted as asking whether a store sells books or, instead, any other articles except books:

A: Do you have books?
B: No, we only have magazines. Go to the bookstore next door.

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