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Amazon Ignites Culture Clash Over France's Beloved Bookstores

Posted at 2:48PM Monday 25 Aug 2014

Amazon's rise has provoked fear and suspicion from the French government that its tactics may be undermining a treasured part of French culture: its bookstores. So the government has passed an "anti-Amazon" law to protect booksellers and French culture.

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