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COVID-19 causes more cancellations of book events

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COVID-19 causes more cancellations of book events

Mar 11 2020

Shelf Awareness catalogs the growing list of cancellations and postponements of book related events including the Tucson Festival of Books, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the National Book Critics Circle award ceremony, the Virginia Festival of Books, plus a multitude of events hosted by local bookstores. Meanwhile, in Italy (where there is a wide quarantine), brick and mortar bookstores are seeing sales drops of 25% to more than 50% compared to last week.

If you are fortunate enough to have a local bookstore in your neighborhood, please consider supporting them at this time -- some are already offering to mail books to those who are concerned about visiting in person.

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