Catholic bookstores struggle to compete with online sellers

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KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (CNS) — Like most small- and medium-size bookstores, shops specializing in Catholic religious books have been hit by the ubiquity of such online giants as Amazon. "We rely on hard work and God's grace," said Helen Dorin of Boric Religious Supply in St. John, Ind., which is going into its third generation as a family-operated book and religious articles store. "It has hurt us," she said about Internet book sales. "Customers will come in and browse our books, and then go and order online."

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