A bookstore sold a children's book after stocking it in 1991.
Photo: Jamie Taylor/Unsplash
Photo: Jamie Taylor/Unsplash

Book sold after 28 years at independent bookstore

According to a tweet from Broadhurst Bookshop in Southport, England, the book was sold on Saturday after having been in the store since 1991.

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“I have just sold a book that we have had in stock since May 1991,” the tweet said. “We always knew its day would come.”

Joanne E. Ball, of the University of Liverpool, said on her own Twitter account that she tweeted the good news.

“As well as archaeology I also work part-time in a bookshop (@BroadhurstBooks),” Ball wrote. “I did this Tweet late yesterday afternoon at work & it has gone viral; this is a totally surreal experience.”

In a follow-up tweet from the bookshop account, Ball said the book was a children’s biography of William the Conqueror. 

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