When too much of a good thing can be harmful: Les Sandales d'Empédocle faced with the excesses of publishing

The Besançon bookshop Les Sandales d'Empédocle works with publishers' representatives for 90 % of its new titles. According to the criteria listed by the author of this article, the books offered to clients have therefore been selected in the main by booksellers. The task for the two partners is complicated by the over production of books tied into current affairs or commemorative literature, which spill over into the children's sector.