Survey of Independent Bookstores Shows Coronavirus Toll

We surveyed nearly three dozen bookstores with more than a thousand years of bookselling experience between them to find out how the new coronavirus outbreak has altered the work that they do. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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