In an interview this year with The Associated Press, Whitman's daughter and the store's manager, Sylvia Whitman, said "My father says it's a Socialist utopia masquerading as a bookstore."
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"My father says it's a Socialist utopia masquerading as a bookstore," said Sylvia Whitman, whose father took over from Beach and who now runs the shop.
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