A campaign started by James Patterson has raised more than $1.2 million to help indie bookstores struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic.
As scores of indie bookstores have shut their doors to the public and laid off staff, many continue to serve their customers via online orders and curbside pickup programs.
The pandemic that has shuttered nearly two-thirds of Barnes & Noble’s stores presents an unexected opportunity.
In a tiny bookshop in London, writer A. N. Devers spotlights women’s writing by only stocking rare books and modern first editions by female authors.
WORD has two bookstores, one in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and one in Jersey City. Established in 2013, the Jersey City location has an inventory of current and past favorites from all genres and categories as well as a café serving coffee and treats. They host a full calendar of events each month, from provocative and thoughtful to flat-out fun.
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East City Bookshop has become a gathering place for book lovers of all ages since opening in 2016. The friendly staff offers favorite book picks, and there are author events, book clubs, and community events throughout the year. The bookshop is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00AM to 8:00PM, and Sundays, 11:00AM to 6:00PM.
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WORD has two bookstores, one in Brooklyn and one in Jersey City. Established in 2007, the Brooklyn location is a 1,000 square-foot independent neighborhood bookstore in Greenpoint that hosts everything from the classic author reading and Q&A to potlucks and a basketball league (and anything set in a bar). Store hours are 10:00AM to 9:00PM every day.