Kalamunda newsagent says papers aren’t dead.
CUSTOMERS ‘STILL PREFER TO READ PAPER’
A PASSION for selling newspapers has led Kalamunda newsagent Mark Bourke to take the unusual step of tiling his shop floor with newsprint tiles.
Mr Bourke, who moved to Australia from London in 2001, said newspapers were far from dead.
“Even though technology has moved on, a lot of my customers still prefer to read a newspaper with a cup of coffee,” he said.
“Friends in the UK are even telling me there has been a swing back to more people reading print.”
A former fruit and veg store owner, Mr Bourke is gathering a big following as he becomes known for selling the best produce in the area.
“In London I ran a fruit and veg shop for 25 years, so I started selling fruit here at the newsagency,” he said.
“I source the produce locally and unlike the big supermarkets I sell fruit and vegies that taste like they should.
“There is nothing better than strawberries that actually taste like strawberries.”
Mark Burke with his newspaper floor.