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Bookstore Finally Sells Book That’s Been Sitting on Its Shelves for Over 27 Years

Broadhurst Bookshop Old Book Finally Sells

Old Books (Photo: K.Narloch-Liberra via Shutterstock) 

Once upon a time, a lonely little book sat on a shelf in Broadhurst’s Bookshop, a store in the seaside town of Southport, England. Finally, after nearly three decades, this old book found a new home—and unexpected fame on Twitter.

Described as a children’s biography on William the Conqueror, the obscure book was acquired by Broadhurst’s Bookshop 27 years ago. Joanne Ball, a part-time employee at the store, shared the book’s heartwarming tale on Twitter, and the rest is history.

“I have just sold a book that we have had in stock since May 1991,” she said. “We always knew its day would come.” In response to this wholesome Tweet, other users shared similar stories, including a bibliophile who bought a book that had “apparently been there for AGES” to another shop who sold a book about moths after a decade.

So who was the bookworm behind the sale? Unfortunately, it remains a mystery. “I wish I knew more about the customer,” the shop shared. “I bet he has no idea what his purchase started!”

Anonymous or not, he and his book are bound to live happily ever after.

Joanne Ball, a part-time employee at Broadhurst’s Bookshop, shared some good news on Twitter: an old book had finally been purchased after sitting on the shelf for nearly three decades.

So, what was the book?

The now-viral Tweet prompted others to chime in with similar tales:

Broadhurst’s Bookshop: Website | Twitter
h/t: [Mashable]

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