Friday, June 29, 2018

A crumb from Harrogate

Last year, Georgia Duffy opened an independent bookstore in Westminster Arcade on Parliament Street in downtown Harrogate, England. Business has been up and down, but a recent Monday was her worst sales day ever. She posted on social media that she earned only $16.16 that day, and invited readers to help. "If anyone is thinking about buying a book, now would be a great time!" she wrote.

                                                                                                                          Georgia Duffy
Within a few days, book orders and donations began pouring in from all over England. According to the BBC, the store sold 70 books in one day, compared to the usual 12. Welsh author Allison Pearson offered to stop at the store to do a book reading and signing. "The response has been phenomenal," said Duffy.

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