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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick
Posted by: Thomas Barry
Date/Time: 14/01/15 10:43:00

Guardian article from this morning, affirming the South Kensington idea:

"About 1,000 copies of this week’s Charlie Hebdo issue are likely to be available in the UK, although mainly from specialist newsagents and foreign language bookshops. Major retailers seem likely to stick to their normal policy of not stocking the satirical weekly.

Only about 30 copies of Charlie Hebdo are thought to be sold in the UK in a normal week. UK magazine distributor Comag is understood to have increased this to somewhere between 700 and 1,200 copies for this week’s special edition.

London is sometimes described as France’s sixth biggest city, home to an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 French nationals, but despite the demand, Charlie Hebdo’s content is perhaps too much of a risk for the major retailers to consider stocking.

WH Smith, one of the UK’s largest sellers of magazines, has no intention of approaching distributors about stocking the title. “It is not a title we normally stock, so it won’t be available in our stores,” said a spokeswoman.

Nevertheless, there are still a number of specialist newsagents and bookshops looking to get their hands on copies for their customers. A representative of Good News on Berwick Street, central London, told the Guardian that it has had 100 people a day asking for a copy of this week’s issue, which features cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.

“We will be selling it on a first come, first served basis when we get it,” said a member of staff at the French Bookshop in South Kensington."

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Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick14/01/15 09:25:00 Paul Pryce
   Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick14/01/15 09:36:00 Rima Jones
      Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick14/01/15 10:33:00 William Luckman
         Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick14/01/15 10:43:00 Thomas Barry
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick14/01/15 11:02:00 Michael Robinson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick14/01/15 11:09:00 Jonathan Bingham
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick14/01/15 11:11:00 Ann Williams
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick14/01/15 11:20:00 Rima Jones
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick14/01/15 11:22:00 Thomas Barry
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                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick14/01/15 22:04:00 Vincent Jones
   Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick14/01/15 13:30:00 Rima Jones
      Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick14/01/15 13:51:00 Janet Norman
         Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick14/01/15 14:36:00 Claire Moran
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick14/01/15 14:40:00 Pete Mayes
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick14/01/15 15:46:00 Rima Jones
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick15/01/15 03:22:00 Madeleine Hazard
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick15/01/15 10:13:00 Colin Jordan
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick15/01/15 11:25:00 Richard Greenhough
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick18/01/15 13:35:00 Diana Stuart Lashmore
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick15/01/15 11:26:00 Claire Moran
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick15/01/15 23:11:00 Madeleine Hazard
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick15/01/15 23:51:00 Pete Mayes
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick15/01/15 23:55:00 Pete Mayes
   Re:Charlie Hebdo in Chiswick16/01/15 09:21:00 Richard Jennings

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