TAGS: Books, Business

Customers browse books at the Eleftheroudakis bookstore on Panepistimiou Street in central Athens on Saturday. It was the store’s last day in business. Founded as a family business in 1898 with a single bookstore on Syntagma Square, the company gradually expanded, launching several outlets throughout Greece. Saturday marked the closure of the flagship store, the last one standing in a sector hit hard by the country’s ongoing financial crisis. Its owners vowed to return when "a stable business environment" is in place. [ANA-MPA]