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C'est la guerre

C'est la guerre

French Legislators Move to Ban Amazon (and Everyone Else) From Offering Free Shipping on Discounted Books

French culture minister chillin' (PIERRE VERDY/AFP/Getty Images)

Americans are fond of wringing their hands over Amazon’s seemingly endless, Borg-like growth. Is there any hope for bookstores when Prime membership enables you to get free two-day shipping on cheap, brand-new hardcovers?

France, though, isn’t simply nattering anxiously. No, France is taking action. Legislators from the ruling Socialist Party and the conservative UMP have Read More