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Hard times for magazine vendors
2014-11-27

Wang Peixin, the owners of a magazine stall on Fuzhou Road chat with a customer (right) yesterday. Wang and his wife Zhao Yan have been selling magazines for 35 years and claim their 20-square-meter "Shantou Bookstall" has the widest range of titles, some of them in English, of any stall in the city. 

With the rise in popularity of digital media, however, making a living is getting harder. Wang said the stall’s daily revenue has fallen from a peak of 5,000 yuan (US$815) to just 500 yuan. Nevertheless, he remains optimistic that there will always be some people who love an old-fashioned magazine.

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Shantou Bookstall

Address: 729 Fuzhou Rd

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