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!
Readers and bibliophiles everywhere have taken up the call to #shopindie to support their local bookstores. Indie bookstores will continue to need that love into the new year. So, check out what books these incredible independent bookshops are looking forward to in 2021.
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.
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.