Following an attack last week by Islamic extremists on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the publication announced today that it would print five million copies of its latest issue.
It's out today, and an Austin independent bookstore is hustling to stock copies.
BookPeople on North Lamar Boulevard has talked with distributors – one in France, the other in Canada – that normally have copies of the magazine. But thus far they've come up with nothing, said BookPeople CEO Steve Bercu.
"We're not going to have any today, for sure," he said. "And the question is whether we can get any or not. We're certainly making any effort we can."