New Grant Program Will Aid Indie Bookstores

A new industry initiative to help independent booksellers and comic shops recover from the Covid-19 pandemic is being launched today, with a $500,000 contribution from Ingram Charities and Ingram Content Group as well as significant gifts from Bookshop.org and four major publishers. The Survive to Thrive grant program hopes to raise a total of $2 million by the end of May to support indie bookstores. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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