Independent bookstore owners look back at a year spent trying to stay afloat

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Independent bookstore owners look back at a year spent trying to stay afloat

Mar 16 2021

Some independent bookstores prospered during year one of the coronavirus pandemic — their stories silver linings that pop against so much darkness. Others decided to call it a day. And for others yet, it’s too soon to predict which way the plot might twist.

The Washington Post talked to the owners of six indies about how they weathered the year. What follows is an oral history of these shops’ highs and lows as the pandemic knocked life and business upside down...

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