Kala­munda newsagent says pa­pers aren’t dead.


Kalamunda Reporter - - Front Page - Sarah Brookes

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.”

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d472483

Mark Burke with his news­pa­per floor.

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