France's SLF defends de Montchalin over Sauramps bid

France's SLF defends de Montchalin over Sauramps bid

The French Booksellers Association (Syndicat de la Librairie Française, SLF) has expressed its "full support (for) and confidence" in president Matthieu de Montchalin, who has come under fire over his bid to buy the Sauramps mini-chain of bookshops.

Sauramps, made up of five bookshops in the Montpellier are of the south of France, is to file for receivership after de Montchalin's bid "did not provide the necessary elements to realise (the) project", according to Sauramps chairman and c.e.o. Jean-Marie Sevestre.

Christian Thorel, owner of Ombres Blanches in Toulouse, yesterday accused de M...

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