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This bookstore finally sold a book that's been sitting on its shelves for 27 years

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.

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.

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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