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Tuesday 6 January 2009

America's Most Famous French Bookstore the Librairie de France to Close

January 6, 2009

by Suzan Abrams

New York: The Daily News Egypt - a popular Cairo paper that's always on the ball, reports that America's "most famous" French bookstore , the Librairie de France, will close its doors this year after a legendary 73 years in the business. A shocking rent increase due in September where the bookstore is presently housed in New York's Rockefeller Center, online book sales offered at bargain prices plus shipping fees and a reduced interest in foreign-language books are some of the reasons for the impending closure of the store.

The familiar complaint is that most people these days visit the area to shop for clothes, cosmetics or electronics.

Read here for more news garnered from Paola Messana's superb article.

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