Venerable DC Book Store On the Market

Book stores are biting the dust all over the country, with the dominance of chains, the convenience of Internet purchasing and the growing popularity of e-books. Whether a venerable book shop in Washington, D.C. can hang onto lifeafter more than a quarter century remains to be seen.
Politics and Prose, a book tour stop for famous names as well as beginning authors, is up for sale. Its founders, Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade, both 74, are looking for someone to continue the legacy. The owners emphasize that the store is financially sound and still making a good profit, ending the fiscal year with record sales.
With a very loyal following, the store appears to have a reasonably good chance to suceed, which would be a significant accomplishment.

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