Melbourne Bookstore Closes Its Doors

McGills Bookstore is set to close its doors after some 149 years in the business.  The lease on the Elizabeth Street store is running out and negotiations over a new contract have broken down.

McGills was a funny sort of place; not overly big on the standard range of novels, but specialised in newspapers and magazines from round the world combined with a large non-fiction section upstairs.  "The Age" newspaper is reporting that the presence of a large Angus & Robetson bookstore practically next door might have had some influence.  That and the fact that a lot of overseas newspapers now have a web presence so sales of the print editions have now fallen sharply.

It will be missed.

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