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Annie Jones, owner of The Bookshelf, takes health precautions for the customers who come to her Georgia bookstore, including limited hours and mask requirements. Photo courtesy of The Bookshelf.
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Indie Bookstores: Pandemic Adds Plot Twist to Comeback Story

by Terri Barnes

Independent bookstores have written a comeback story over the past decade, and now they’re facing a new chapter—the one about the coronavirus. To navigate the pandemic plot twist, booksellers are turning once again to the community connections and personal service that have helped fuel the indie revival amid big-box competitors.[…]

Medina Children’s Library: New Stories in Ancient Fez

Medina Children’s Library: New Stories in Ancient Fez

by Lindsay Swoboda

Blue skies wink from above the high and narrow walls of the ancient city of Fez, Morocco. Normally filled with brightly colored artisan wares and lingering aromas of spices, mint tea, and kebabs, the cobblestone streets are quiet, subdued by pandemic restrictions. Nestled in the corner of a plaza is the Medina Children’s Library, where staff members continue to find ways to share books and a love of reading with local children. The pandemic presents new challenges, but has not stopped their efforts. […]