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China's Bookstores Face Challenging New Chapter In E-commerce Age

Posted at 9:11AM Thursday 06 Feb 2014

When Wan Guoying opened her small bookstore in 1992, she never expected science and humanities books would power almost 20 years of booming business. It all went well until 2008, when the growth of online retailers and the emergence of e-books began to eat away at business, fueling concerns among owners of China's brick-and-mortar bookstores.

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