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Support Your Local Bookstore Today!

30th March 2020

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The Strand bookstore in NYC. Photo / Richard Morrison

Independent booksellers are among many small businesses of the local economy vulnerable to the pandemonium caused by the coronavirus and they need our support.

Though most bookstores are closing their doors to the public, you can still buy books from them. This is the time to break out your credit card and start ordering books from bookstores’ websites. Many bookstores will even deliver books right to your door!

Here are some ways you can social distance, support local bookstores, and spend your time quarantining in a meaningful way.

Pre-order, Pre-order, Pre-order!

Remember to Ask About Gift Cards

Buy More Than Just Books

Purchase Audiobooks Online

Join or start a Virtual Book Club!

The American Booksellers Association’s independent bookstore community, Indie Bound, has a tool to help you find local book retailers located anywhere within 10-400 miles of your home. Just enter your zip code and you’ll have names, physical addresses, and websites right at your disposal.

Bookshop.org, an online bookstore with a mission to financially support independent bookstores and give back to the book community. Bookshop.org is supporting New York City booksellers with 30% of purchases going to participating businesses.

#ReadUP

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