‘So shocked’: customer wins bookshop in raffle

Owner avoids having to close Bookends in Cardigan by raffling it off to customers who spent more than £20

The UK’s newest independent bookseller is gearing up to open his doors – after winning a bookshop in a raffle.

The unusual prize was dreamed up by Paul Morris, who opened Bookends in Cardigan four years ago. The shop is profitable and would have made an estimated £30,000 in a sale, but Morris said he wanted to give someone else the chance to realise their dream of running a bookshop. Over the last three months, anyone who spent more than £20 was eligible to be entered into a raffle to win it.

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