Your Local Bookstore Needs You More Than Ever

Your Local Bookstore Needs You More Than Ever

Book Culture

With the COVID-19 pandemic looming over the world right now, restricting movement and gatherings, threatening life and the normal order of business, people are freaking out. What this means for some is a panicked excursion to the supermarket for supplies… too many supplies in some cases. empty ALDI shelf // image via instagram While some huge conglomerate stores and more regional markets have been slammed with worried customers, independent retailers have not had the same reaction. For many independent bookstores, the coronavirus has had a devastating effect on their business, one that threatens the very subsistence of the store itself. …

We Want to Know YOUR Favorite Independent Bookstore!

We Want to Know YOUR Favorite Independent Bookstore!

Book Culture

Independent bookstores are the lifeblood of any community. Recently, the passionate book-lovers of New York’s Upper West Side crowdfunded over $50,000 to save beloved local independent bookstore Westsider Books from an untimely closure. People love their bookstores, and that love transcends what’s on the shelves. Independent bookstores support local authors, diverse books, and the neighborhoods that love them so. These literary hotspots are more than safe (and beautiful!) spaces. They represent a community of people who are truly passionate about books and reading—a community that Bookstr is proud to support.   TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE BOOKSTORE!   We need …