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Original Keep Calm Poster Discovered

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Back in the year 2000, one of the owners of Barter Books, Stuart Manley, was going rifling through a box of books he had just bought at auction. Stuart recalled how “There were about 30 books in the first box I opened – most were pretty poor and ended up in the recycling. But as I got towards the bottom of the box, I noticed a big folded piece of paper. I pulled it out and found a lovely red poster, reading “Keep Calm and Carry On”. It had a really nice feeling about it. That evening, I took it home to Mary; she loved it too and thought we should have it framed and hung on the wall of our bookshop.”

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