In Dartmouth, England, the Harbor Bookshop has long been an important destination for fans of Winnie the Pooh. The bookstore was once owned by the real-life Christopher Robin. Now, unfortunately, it is set to close in September, a victim of rising rental rates and a change in how people buy books these days.
Rowland Abram, who currently owns the shop with his wife, explained his reasons for closing to the BBC:
"There are various reasons. The book trade has undergone extraordinary changes in 15 years. Rent and rates have also gone up enormously, and we just can't afford to pay them. We've had such fabulous staff who have helped us all these years and wonderful customers in Dartmouth but there's nothing else we can do."
Despite the shop's popularity as a tourist destination, the real Ch
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