New Plymouth book store Benny's Books is closing.
The shop will shut on December 31, owner Julia Phillips said.
"This was not a easy decision but due to the economic downturn and challenges of competing with overseas online shopping, retailing has become extremely difficult.
"We would like to thank the local community for supporting us over the past 6 years."
- © Fairfax NZ News
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