More on Publishing during COVID-19: updated

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As New York’s Indie Bookstores Close Their Doors, They Search for Community Online

Big-hearted strangers turn Little Free Libraries into Little Free Pantries.

Bookshop.org to share 30 percent of each purchase with bookstores impacted by coronavirus shutdowns.

All Powell’s Locations Temporarily Closed:

“When we closed our doors, we also closed off the vast majority of our business without any prospect of it returning soon. As a result, we have been forced to make the unthinkable decision to lay off the vast majority of you in the coming few days. Many people have spoken publicly demanding we pay our employees and extend health insurance for the duration. No one can possibly know how much I wish I could make that happen. We are simply not that kind of business – we run on duct tape and twine on a daily basis, every day trading funds from one pocket to patch the hole in another. We have worked hard over the years to pay the best possible wages, health care and benefits, to make contributions to our community, to support other non-profits. Unfortunately, none of those choices leave extra money on hand when the doors close. And when the doors close, every possible cost must stop as well.”

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