Vanessa Ko “Travel Bookshop from 'Notting Hill' Movie Is Closing” http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/08/24/travel-bookshop-from-notting-hill-movie-is-closing/
Shiv Malik “Notting Hill bookshop fights closure with poets and writers” http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/aug/23/notting-hill-bookshop-fight-closure
Saara Marchadour who managed the shop for two years until last month said that the economic downturn had hit the 32-year-old store hard and that she was saddened by its likely demise.
"I was shocked when the shop was threatened with closure. It's a great waste of talented staff and 30 years of history. It's another piece of what makes Notting Hill and Portobello interesting and I will be very sad to see it go. I hope new owners reopen it," she said.
Marchadour said the Travel Bookshop was rebuilt for the film with a different interior in an antique shop in nearby Portobello Road. She added that this would sometimes disappoint the hundreds of tourists who would visit the store every week.
"I often heard them say, 'This isn't the real one.'" Marchadour, 31, said local celebrities including the director of Notting Hill, Richard Curtis, also visited the store to purchase books.