Inside the Australian and New Zealand book industry

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The Children’s Bookshop owner Paul Macdonald on Sydney’s retail environment

‘Running a bookshop in Sydney is just becoming too difficult … People are using retail space as a showroom to explore purchasing options and more and more are shopping online without being aware of the consequences.’—Paul Macdonald, owner of The Children’s Bookshop in Sydney, on his decision to close the shop after nearly 50 years of business.


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