The latest issue of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo has finally arrived in the United States. And it took just one hour to sell out Tuesday at a Manhattan bookstore.
The French-language bookstore Albertine on Fifth Avenue got 100 copies. Customers paid $6 for the first issue printed since the Jan. 7 terrorist attack on the magazine’s staff in Paris.
The two gunmen said they were avenging the prophet Muhammad — the frequent subject of ridicule in the magazine’s cartoons.
The latest issue also defiantly displays Muhammad.
Two other independent bookstores in Manhattan have sold out of their 100 copies each — for a total of 300 available in New York.
Another 300 copies are going to the rest of the country.