Trident Booksellers & Café on Sustainability

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“These times are really ripe for different opportunities and taking different approaches to things because everyone’s sort of making it up as they go along.” In this BLDRfly video, Wisteria Bristol, Peter Jones, and Sofia Miranda, co-owners of Trident Booksellers & Café in Boulder, Colorado, speak about shifting the store to an employee-owned model during the pandemic and how that has affected their connection to the community. For more, read “From Booksellers to Owners” by Lynn Rosen in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Finding Pen Pals in a Pandemic

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“It seemed I had stumbled into a collective desire to connect in one of the only ways that felt safe to people.” In this Pop-Up Magazine video, Rachel Syme speaks about organizing a worldwide pen pal exchange called Penpalooza, which is featured in “Pandemic Pen Pals” in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

The Bookshop Band

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In this video from the Wigtown Book Festival in Scotland, the Bookshop Band performs “Death to the Kindle” inspired by The Diary of a Bookseller (Melville House, 2018) by Shaun Bythell. English singer-songwriters Beth Porter and Ben Please compose music based on books and writers and are featured in News and Trends in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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