Admired French Book Stores Are Taking Issue with Amazon – A PBS Report
In France the online giant Amazon has come under fire from French booksellers who believe the way it sells books is threatening their business and even undermining French culture.
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NewsHour’s Megan Thompson reports.The French are proud of their great cultural traditions. Lingering at cafes, celebrating their architecture and fine art. And then there’s the French love of books. This is the nation of Voltaire … Victor Hugo … Emile Zola… Jules Verne.
Published on Feb 21, 2015
In France, even though the price of books was fixed years ago to prevent price differentiation, some worry the country’s thousands of bookstores may now be in jeopardy as more customers flock to online retailers, such as Amazon.