In the midst of uncertainty, independent bookstores in LA are doing everything that they can. Since the start of the pandemic in March, indie bookstores were worried about staying afloat. Some of them were a million dollars in debt, and they had to lay off some workers and switch to online orders.
Leigh Altshuler, owner of Sweet Pickle Books in New York City, actually started a bookstore during a pandemic- the most trying time for booksellers. And, as interesting as it is that she chose this courageous time to start up, what really puts her new shop on the map is its most notable and unorthodox feature: pickles!
There is nothing like the feeling of walking into a bookshop and having thousands of books to browse. It can be overwhelming to find your next read, but fear not, they are a great place to meet with other bibliophiles and get recommendations, especially from the staff. So we reached out to a few of our favorite indie bookshops to find out what their favorite books of 2020 were.
Welcome back to another Bookspot of the Week, where we connect with outstanding bookstores to share their businesses and satisfy your craving for wonderful book places. We spoke to co-owner of [email protected] Books and Drink, Betsy Tobin, about this warm, charming indie bookstore sharing stories in Highbury, North London.
Former President, Barack Obama, recently posted a plea to all patrons of the arts on his Facebook page, encouraging people to support small businesses and purchase books from independent bookstores this holiday season.