The 19 best books ‘Fast Company’ staffers read during quarantine—and the indie bookstores where you can buy them

Independent bookstores are hurting as shoppers stay online. Pick up one of our staff picks to support bookstores throughout the U.S. Whether you’re diving into an engrossing period drama, reading up on the history of protests or pandemics, or escaping into a fantastical world, chances are you’ve indulged in some reading during the pandemic. Market researcher Rakuten estimates that between March and April of this year, book sales rocketed 777%. That’s great news for authors and publishers, but not so much for bookstores; most consumers are still buying their books from big online retailers such as Amazon. In fact, according to the American Booksellers Association, at least one independent bookstore has closed each week since the pandemic began.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2020-11-06 16:00:54 UTC ]
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