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Writers try to save 'Notting Hill' bookshop

A group of writers is fighting to save a London bookshop made internationally famous by the film 'Notting Hill.'

August 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A group of writers is fighting to save a London bookshop made internationally famous by the film "Notting Hill."

The Travel Bookshop has been a popular tourist attraction since the 1999 romantic comedy came out.

Because of big losses, it's set to be handed over to liquidators on Sept. 8.

A group of writers has launched a last-ditch effort to keep that from happening. They are volunteering their time to work in the store and find a buyer.

"We're going to fight to keep the bookshop going. What we hope to achieve is preserve the Travel Bookshop, and or the spirit of the Travel Bookshop, in this location, possibly in the same building, possibly in the same street," said writer Simon Barraclough.

The writers said they're ready to talk with potential buyers.


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