Broadhursts Bookshop
Broadhursts Bookshop in Southport, Merseyside.

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Southport’s Broadhursts Bookshop, which has traded since 1920, sold a book that had been on its shelves since 1991.

The bookdealer was so pleased with its sale it tweeted “I have just sold a book that we have had in stock since May 1991. We always knew its day would come.”

He told ATG: “You can slave over what you put in a tweet and then this one, we dashed off quickly and just look at the reaction it got.”

The tweet achieved 134,000 likes and 14,000 retweets (and counting).

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