I’m not sure how long Mullan’s in Royal Avenue is gone now, but Galway is about to lose one of its most venerable institutions, Kenny’s Bookshop is to close its doors and is beating a retreat to the net. The Money Programme on BBC 2 this week looked at the phenomenon of eBay and how antique dealers are decamping and heading for the net en masse.
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