Old Books Given Away In America 1964

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    Location: Boston, United States of America / USA

    Title reads: "Boston 'Book Party': Owner gives away 50,000 volumes".

    GV. of Boston. CU. Street sign "Cornhill". GV. Exterior of building which is to be demolished, the Brattle Bookshop, with large queue.

    VS. Crowds pour into bookshop and help themselves to as many books as they can carry as the owner George Gloss is giving them all away due to the building being demolished. VS of people looking through the shop, climbing the shelves and filling up bags and boxes. (Comb. FG.)

    Note: Cornhill Street in Boston was once known as the book selling centre of the USA. The shop being demolished was the last remaining bookshop in the Cornhill Street.

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    Cataloguer:
    Matt
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    87596
    Sort Number:
    UN 3929 C
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:28:00 / 01:02:59:00
    Canister:
    UN 3929 C
    Film ID:
    3101.02
    Issue Date:
    1964
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