Bookstore goes viral after finally selling a children’s book after 27 years on the shelf

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Indie bookshops are often great places for book lovers to browse for hidden gems. Some gems, though, remain hidden for a pretty long time before anyone picks them up and gives them a home.

Broadhurst’s Bookshop, an independent bookshop in the English town of Southport, just sold such a gem after having kept it on their shelves for nearly 28 years.

The tweet announcing the sale currently has 134,000 likes.

It wasn’t exactly a current title that went off the shelf after nearly three decades. The book in question was a children’s book about the first Norman King of England, William the Conqueror.

The bookseller was clearly very pleased when the title finally got picked up from the shelf.

The viral tweet from Broadhurst’s Bookshop inspired other booksellers to tweet about that one book in their store that lives there for years without being sold.

The Larger Moths of Warwickshire sounds like a hoot, though.

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