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A bookshop is not quite like other kinds of shops in commercial life. It’s a cultural experience – more like visiting an art gallery than the local green grocer.

A close look at the economic and cultural factors associated with the decline in bookshops in Dublin during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Featuring contributions from Hilary Kennedy (Irish Book Publishers Association), Frank O’ Mahoney (Irish Branch Booksellers of Great Britain and Ireland, John Davy (Hodges-Figgis) and John & William Young (Webbs Dublin).

Produced and presented by Diarmuid Peavoy

First broadcast 28th November 1981

RTÉ Radio 1 Extra  Wednesday 7August 2013 5pm