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8 key ways to support your favorite indie bookstore

Independent bookstores have championed authors over the years. Now it’s time for writers to champion them.

8 key ways to support your favorite indie bookstore. This painted illustration shows a book cracked open to reveal a magical-looking, brightly-colored abstract cloud.

 Countless independent bookstores around the world have been forced to temporarily or permanently shutter due to COVID-19. Granted, indie bookstores are nothing if not creative, dreaming up alternate revenue sources from curbside delivery to curated book care packages featuring titles handpicked by booksellers based on customers’ reading preferences. But the bulk of many bookshops’ revenue does inevitably come from in-person sales at brick-and-mortar locations, and even a brief closure means stores need writers’ support now more than ever. Here are eight guaranteed ways to help your local indie bookstore stay afloat. (Need help finding an indie bookstore near you? Try


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