A secondhand bookshop that was the only one in the area, has closed down for good, making a man sad in the process.
The somewhat oddly-named 'Smiling Sky Bookshop', in Battambang, was a first-rate outlet for readers of fusty old books whose pages had yellowed, and whose covers were sometimes torn. All the pages were there, however.
The shop also doubled as a sort of café, with tea, coffee and fruit juices available, so that a drink could be enjoyed whilst perusing a few potential book buys.
The shop, which stocked about 5,000 books, offered to buy books back from the customer at 50% of the purchase price, once they had been read, and was a firm favorite with the expatriate community in the city.
Moys Kenwood, 55, was flabbergasted at the bookshop's sudden closure, and said:
"I'm flabbergasted at the bookshop's sudden closure, and sad. It's a shame. But all I really want to know is, what have they done with all the books?""