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As big bookstores go bust, indie book sellers point the way forward @booksactually @the_pigeonhole

As big bookstores go bust, indie book sellers point the way forward February 8, 2012 by Terence LEE It was not a happy year for big bookstores. In August and September 2011, Borders closed both its outlets in Wheelock Place and Parkway Parade. In October, Computer Book Centre , at Funan IT Mall, followed suit, becoming an exclusively online business. More bad news followed in December: Home-grown book retailer Page One announced that it will close its store in VivoCity on 19th February this year in VivoCity due to high rentals. The company has been incurring major losses since its opening in 2006. The trend continued this year, when Harris Bookstore, which is owned by Popular Holdings, told the press that its Great World City outlet will cease operating, coincidentally, on 19th February. High rentals, again, was to blame. Harris is now left with one outlet in [email protected],...

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