Dymocks sells stores after legal battle

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Australian book chain Dymocks has sold its two main New Zealand bookselling franchises, at Atrium on Elliott in Auckland and at Lambton Quay in the capital, Wellington. The news follows the end of an 18-month legal battle with a former Dymocks franchisee that has so far cost more than NZ$1m (&pound;306,000).</p><p>
The Atrium store has been bought by Perth executive Anne Whelan, a newcomer to bookselling. Bruce and Janis Caddy, who have bought the Wellington shop, have been in the book trade for 25 years; Mr Caddy has been managing Dymocks Lambton Quay since its opening in 1996. The Dym...

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