This bookstore finally sold a book that's been sitting on its shelves for 27 years
This book that’s been sitting on a shelf since 1991 was finally bought 27 years later
A children's biography of William the Conqueror originally came to the Broadhursts Bookshop in May 1991, but wouldn't be purchased until November 2018. The bookstore tweeted about the book finally being purchased and it has since gone viral.
I have just sold a book that we have had in stock since May 1991. We always knew its day would come.— Broadhursts Bookshop (@BroadhurstBooks) November 17, 2018
Many people have responded to the Tweet, including author Sarah Todd Taylor saying, "The book held its breath. It had hoped so often, only to have that hope crushed. Hands lifted it from the shelf, wrapped it warmly in paper. As the door closed on its past life, the book heard the soft cheers of it shelfmates." Check out some of the other responses below.
I worked at a bookshop that had a copy of Piers Morgan's autobiography. I worked there 2 different times in 4 years, and we never sold it, even when it was reduced to 1p! It's probably still there.— Robs (@captainrobs) November 17, 2018
I know it's a little soon.... but how are you going to replace William the Conquerer on the shelf?— ALR (@ALR07184026) November 18, 2018
You know when people go to dog shelters and say I want to take home the dog who has been here longest. I’m going to this in bookstores. “Can you point me to the book you’ve had here the longest?” That will be some random book collection!— 😊😊Beckie😊😊 (@BeckieofBubbles) November 18, 2018
The Broadhursts Bookshop first opened in 1920 in Southport, England and carries a "comprehensive range of books suitable for all ages, interests and pockets." The biography of William the Conqueror was sold for £.99p to an older gentleman who was "buying several books on the Norman Conquest of Britain for his grandson."
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