Michigan bookstore offers refunds on Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchmen'

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Michigan Bookstore Offers Refunds for Harper Lee's "Go Set A Watchman"

A Michigan bookstore is offering refunds on Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchmen."

The reason? They say it doesn't feel like a prequel or a sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird, nor does it feel like a new book. They say instead that it feels like "a first draft that was originally, and rightfully, rejected."

The owner goes on to say:

"We are not offering refunds based on the quality of the (Harper Lee) book or its content. We are offering refunds to those who bought the book based on marketing that led them to believe it was something other than what it actually was ... If you find yourself complicit in misleading a customer, you should make amends. Again, this isn't about whether they liked the book. Its about being misled by the marketing."

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Michigan bookstore offers refunds on Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchmen'
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 05: Pulitzer Prize winner and 'To Kill A Mockingbird' author Harper Lee smiles before receiving the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom in the East Room of the White House November 5, 2007 in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom is given to those who have made remarkable contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, culture, or other private or public endeavors. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 05: U.S. President George W. Bush (L) greets Harper Lee (C), Pulitzer Prize winner and the author of 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' after he presented her with a Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony for the 2007 recipients in the East Room of the White House November 5, 2007 in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom is given to those who have made remarkable contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, culture, or other private or public endeavors. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Author of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee, in local courthouse while visiting her home town. (Photo by Donald Uhrbrock/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Author of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee, while visiting her home town. (Photo by Donald Uhrbrock/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Author of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee, while visiting her home town. (Photo by Donald Uhrbrock/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Author of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee, in her father's law office while visiting her home town. (Photo by Donald Uhrbrock/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Author of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee with her father. (Photo by Donald Uhrbrock/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Watching the filming of a scene for the 1962 movie "To Kill a Mockingbird" are producer Alan Pakula and author Harper Lee, whose Pulitzer prize winning novel has been adapted for the screen. A south Alabama town that was the inspiration for the setting in Lee's book is finding itself as the backdrop for a real-life legal case involving allegations of racism at school. (AP Photo)
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This photo provided by HarperCollins Publishers shows the cover of "To Kill A Mockingbird." "€œTo Kill a Mockingbird"€ will be made available as an e-book and digital audiobook to fill one of the biggest gaps in the electronic library. Author Harper Lee said in a rare public statement Monday, April 28, 2014, issued through HarperCollins Publishers, that while she still favored "€œdusty"€ books she had signed on for making "Mockingbird"€ available to a "€œnew generation."€ (AP Photo/HarperCollins Publishers)
University of Notre Dame President the Rev. John Jenkins, left, author Harper Lee, center, and Notre Dame board of trustees president Patrick McCartan look out at the graduates of the class of 2006 as they hold up copies of Harper Lee's book "To Kill a Mockingbird" during commencement ceremonies at the Joyce Center in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame awarded Lee an honorary degree. (AP Photo/Matt Cashore)
Author of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee, while visiting her home town. (Photo by Donald Uhrbrock/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Actor Gregory Peck is shown in scene from the 1962 movie, "To Kill A Mockingbird". (AP Photo)
Sandra Lindley, right and Lydia Kuhn behind listens to a reader at the Krispy Kreme shop Monday, March 6, 2006, in Fresno, Calif. Kuhn and others like her spent the morning reading "To Kill a Mockingbird," as part of The National Endowment for the Arts effort to get American's to read more. The program helped kick off a month's worth of programs meant to take the classic novel where the readers are; doughnut shops, retirement homes, downtown bars, museums and yes, even libraries.(AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)
Top winners of Academy Awards get together after their presentations at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Calif., on April 8, 1963. Left to right: Gregory Peck, best actor for "To Kill a Mockingbird", is kissed by Patty Duke, best supporting actress for "The Miracle Worker", watched by Joan Crawford holding the Oscar awarded to Anne Bancroft for best actress for "The Miracle Worker" and Ed Begley, best supporting actor for "Sweet Bird of Youth". (AP Photo)
In this file photo, Gregory Peck is shown as attorney Atticus Finch, a small-town Southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape, in a scene from the 1962 movie "To Kill a Mockingbird." The film is among the American Film Institute's best courtroom drama movies. (AP Photo)
394238 02: Shoppers read about a Chicago program involving the 40th anniversary edition of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel 'To Kill A Mockingbird' September 10, 2001 at a Borders Books and Music store in Chicago. Borders Books and Music in Chicago is working with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Public Library in the new citywide reading initiative: 'One Book, One Chicago,' encouraging all Chicagoans to read and discuss the book during the months of September and October. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
A struggle takes place between Jem and Scout Finch (Phillip Alford and Mary Badham, centre) in a 'To Kill A Mockingbird', directed by Robert Mulligan, 1962. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Publicity still portrait of American actor Brock Peters in the film 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 1962. (Photo by John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images)
Left to right: Estelle Evans (1906 - 1985) as Calpurnia, Phillip Alford as Jem and Mary Badham as Scout, in 'To Kill A Mockingbird', directed by Robert Mulligan, 1962. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
American actors Gregory Peck (1916 - 2003), as Atticus Finch, and Mary Badham as Scout, in 'To Kill A Mockingbird', directed by Robert Mulligan, 1962. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
American actors (left to right) Gregory Peck (1916 - 2003) as Atticus Finch, John Megna (1952 - 1995) as Charles Baker 'Dill' Harris, Phillip Alford as Jem Finch, and Mary Badham as Scout Finch in 'To Kill A Mockingbird', directed by Robert Mulligan, 1962. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
American actor Robert Duvall as Arthur 'Boo' Radley in a promotional portrait for 'To Kill a Mockingbird', directed by Robert Mulligan, 1962. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
American actor Gregory Peck (1916 - 2003) as Atticus Finch in 'To Kill A Mockingbird', directed by Robert Mulligan, 1962. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
The lawyer Atticus Finch as interpreted by Gregory Peck, seated on the sofa together with his two children. Burbank, California, 1962. (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Rosemary Murphy sitting with Mary Badham and other children in a scene from the film 'To Kill A Mockingbird', 1962. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007, file photo, author Harper Lee smiles during a ceremony honoring the four new members of the Alabama Academy of Honor at the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be made available as an e-book and digital audiobook in July 2014, filling one of the biggest gaps in the electronic library. Author Harper Lee said in a rare public statement Monday, April 28, 2014, issued through HarperCollins Publishers, that while she still favored “dusty” books she had signed on for making “Mockingbird” available to a “new generation.” (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
Harper Lee, the 80-year-old Pulitzer Prize winning author of "To Kill A Mockingbird," shares a laugh with Gov. Bob Riley at the State Board of Education meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, in Montgomery, Ala. Lee received a resolution commending her contribution to public education in the state. (AP Photo/Jamie Martin)
Harper Lee, 36, who gained fame with her first novel, "To kill a Mockingbird," says she's running just as scared as before her success. Her book, which came out in 1960, has since sold six million copies, won a Pulitzer prize and been made into a film recently nominated for an academy award. Harper Lee poses March 14, 1963. (AP Photo)
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