The Harbour Bookshop opened by Christopher Robin Milne may be saved from closure

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23 August 2011
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The Harbour Bookshop, opened by A A Milne's son Christopher Robin and threatened with closure, might have found a buyer ...
The Harbour Bookshop, opened by A A Milne's son Christopher Robin and now threatened with closure, might have found a buyer

The Harbour Bookshop in Dartmouth was opened by Christopher Robin Milne, who inspired his father to write The House at Pooh Corner, sixty years ago. It is the town's only independent bookshop. Its present owners, Rowland and Caroline Abram, made the decision to close down the shop, which they described as 'devastating,' because of poor sales and rising rents.

The plight of the bookshop at Pooh Corner struck a nerve with book-lovers and has received widespread media coverage. Rowland Abram today told The Bookseller that he has had interest from more than one buyer, and has been in talks with local heritage group Dartmouth and Kingswear Society about preserving the bookshop.

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