Closure of GPO Bookstores Heralds End of Era for Print Gov Docs

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 18, 2003

GPO Holds a Clearance Sale as It Closes Bookstores Because of Web’s Growth: “It’s the Internet,” explained GPO spokesman Andrew M. Sherman. “Our online operation has just killed the retail end of this business. The mainstay of sales at our stores was principally regulatory information — tax rules, international trade, the Code of Federal Regulations. But all that information is now available online for free.”

  • Also see my previous posting, More Info On GPO Bookstore Closings.
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