• Short Summary

    Books given away as Boston bookshop prepares for demolition

  • Description

    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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3101.02
    Media URN:
    87596
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1964
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:28:00 / 01:02:59:00
    Canister:
    UN 3929 C

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