03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Brits Complain That Chains Stores Are Killing Books

"They simply treat books as a commodity," says Nicholas Spice, publisher of the London Review of Books, and one of the chain's sternest critics. "There's no sentiment to it. If it's celebrity biographies that are going to sell, then that's what they'll focus on. They're not looking at it from a cultural perspective."

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