Bookstores Persevere Throughout the Pandemic

Bookstores Persevere Throughout the Pandemic

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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.

Books Lovers Show Up for The Strand

Books Lovers Show Up for The Strand

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Just last week, the Strand’s owner Nancy Bass Wyden, posted an open letter on social media asking for help from the community and asking them to buy books since their sales were down 70% compared to last year. image via the new york times The letter was received with mixed opinions from people advocating for the stores and others blaming Waden for fiscal irresponsibility, buying Amazon stock, laying off workers after receiving a PPP loan of more than $1 million, and for not hiring black unionized workers. Despite the public’s perception of the owner, Nancy Wyden, book lovers were swift …

The Owners Didn’t Want The Strand to Be Made into a Landmark. NYC Did It Anyway.

The Owners Didn’t Want The Strand to Be Made into a Landmark. NYC Did It Anyway.

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The famous Strand Bookstore has been declared a landmark by New York City, despite the owners; objections.   Image Via Yelp.com Located at 828 Broadway, at the corner of East 12th Street in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, the Strand Bookstore is two blocks south of Union Square. Opened in 1927 by Benjamin Bass as a small used bookstore on Fourth Avenue, the store was passed down to Fred, who passed it down to Nancy, the current owner.   Image Via New York Times   The Strand has been around for decades while the rest of New …