The Harbour Bookshop in Dartmouth
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The last of Britain's independent bookshops

Independent bookshops are disappearing fast from Britain's High Streets and in the past five years alone, their numbers have fallen by a quarter.

They are facing an uphill struggle as supermarkets undercut them on best-seller prices and as an increasing number of customers shop online or cut back their book buying altogether.

The BBC's Arts Correspondent David Sillito reports.

  • 03 Oct 2011