Simon & Schuster will NOT be distributing Mattingly's book on the shooting and killing of Breonna Taylor.
Bookstores around the globe have had to adjust their strategies in order to stay afloat during such uncertain times, and while it's been a sincere trial for everyone, some bookstores are rising from the ashes and growing into even stronger entities because of it. And this success is in large part due to loyal customers and generous support.
When the Black Lives Matter Protests were in full swing this past May, in response to the police killing George Floyd, there was not only a flooding of people in the streets showing their passion and support for the Black Lives Matter movement and the end of systemic racism, but also a rush of book orders through black-owned bookstores.
Christian Cooper, made famous for his viral clash with a white woman in Central Park, has written his own graphic novel. In it he discusses birds, bigotry and more.
Victoria Scott-Miller, inspired by how difficult it was to find a children's book with Black main characters for her son has opened up the Liberation Station.