From historic posters to antique bibles: This bookshop has seen and sold it all


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Alphabet Bookshop, in Niagara's Port Colborne, truly among last of bricks-and-mortar breed Thirty years ago, Richard Shuh was at a book fair in New York City with his friend Jeff, a bookseller and lawyer from Rochester, New York. Jeff received a phone call saying, “There’s a house-full of books here, the family wants the house cleaned out, and our current bid on the house contents is $2000.” Jeff happened to know the family, relaying to Shuh that the guy was a wacky bookseller and antique collector, and the house was a treasure trove. They bid $12,000 for the contents. “There...