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People Perusing Through Books in Store

People Perusing Through Books in Store

Original caption: London, England,: Fifty-seven years ago, two brothers William and Gilbert Foyle, flunked exams for a civil service career. That initial failure started them on a road to success that has resulted in what may well be the world;s greatest bookstore, known from London to Louisiana simply as "Foyles". They started their book business in their mother's kitchen selling the textbooks that had failed to prevent their flunking the exams. Today, in London's book center of the Charin cross road, their, 4,000,000 books, old and new, in stock.They have 30 miles of shelves.
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February 11, 1960
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