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Garrison Keillor: 'I lost an obscene amount of money' on bookstore

But he's ready to try again. The voice behind "Prairie Home" talked with MPR about why the first go failed for Common Ground Books -- too small, in the basement, invisible -- and what to expect at the new location.
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But he's ready to try again. The voice behind "Prairie Home" talked with MPR about why the first go failed for Common Ground Books -- too small, in the basement, invisible -- and what to expect at the new location.

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