600 indie booksellers and publishing professionals came together to discuss the changing book industry in a two-day conference called Reimagining Bookstores.
Bookshop.org, an online bookstore that has partnered with independent bookstores to share a percentage of each purchase, has officially raised $1 million dollars for independent bookshops across the country. Though the site was supposed to be in beta until the fall, they have already made incredible strides in the wake of Covid-19.
Booksellers across New York City have found themselves unemployed due to the COVID-19 crisis. Although this news is troubling, booksellers have banded together against the odds and have launched an online bookstore. The Bookstore At The End Of The World allows customers to purchase books online from established bookstores in New York. Under the URL of bookshop.org, the e-bookstore was launched to raise money for indie bookstores. Through the website, booksellers are able to display a collection of purchasable books. Every book purchased goes towards the total amount of money raised for these local bookstores, which is equally split …
Melanie Moore runs a bookstore out of the back of an old cherry farm truck and donates some of her profits and books to school libraries.
These literary oases can make any book-lover feel right at home, even if home is oceans away.