For Bookstore Owners, Reopening Holds Promise and Peril

Across the United States, booksellers are wrestling with how to safely open their stores. Some are racing ahead. Others feel it’s too risky. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-05-13 19:46:47 UTC ]
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