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Southwold Bookshop: Waterstones Store Will 'Damage Character Of Town'

Posted at 10:15AM Sunday 20 Jul 2014

Anti-chain store campaigners in a Suffolk seaside town say Waterstones' opening of a bookshop is will drive out smaller retailers.

The shop trades as Southwold Books, but the Southwold & Reydon Society said it would contribute to the loss of the the town's independent character.

The society said the growth of chain stores had led to rent rises and independent shops closing.

BBC

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