Australia: Booksellers join online revolution in bid to survive


Sydney bookseller Barbara Horgan wants to make it clear she is not quitting the book industry. She is simply migrating, along with many readers, online.

Uprooted one year ago from its home of 15 years in Norton Street, Leichhardt – by renovations to the cinema complex above it – Shearer’s move to new premises has, alas, proved temporary. ”I’m 70 years old this year, what do you do? Sign a commercial lease for another five years?” asks Horgan.

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