Spanish-Language Bookstores Struggle to Survive
By Cynthia Via. The afternoon light was just fading over Dyckman Street in northern Manhattan one afternoon last month as César González, the owner of Librería Caliope, a Spanish-language bookstore, sat outside his store, selling books from a table on the street. His store was closed and a for-rent sign hung in the window. Just a few weeks before, he had been evicted for failing to pay the rent. Gonzalez, who still hopes he can save Caliope, had been waiting for a shipment of merchandise, he recalls, but “instead of the merchandise, the marshal came.
Cyntia Via, is a writer for the Baruch College Magazine Dollar & Sense, wich make reviews of business and Society