Spanish-Language Bookstores Struggle to Survive

05/09/2010 23:28


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