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Long-running Mile End bookstore says it will be forced to close after landlord demands rent hike

A growing number of Montrealers are expressing outrage about the fate of a small independent book store in the Mile End. S.W. Welch Books has been operating for nearly 40 years. But because its landlord is imposing a huge rent increase, the owner says the store will likely be…