First Charlie Hebdo Since Paris Attacks Sells Out In NY


ftaThe 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.