A few Saturday’s ago was celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. In many states COVID-19 has restricted the opening of brick and mortar stores over the past 6 months but regulations have relaxed just a little allowing a celebration with social distancing. Many bookstores held sidewalk celebrations.
As I participated in a book signing in Bel Air, MD I couldn’t help but think how selling books by e-commerce and also the development of electronic books (e-books) and audio books were made for a time such as this. Had it not been for the vast changes in the publishing industry over the past 12 or 15 years, bookselling would have come to a complete and utter screaming hault during these challenging times.
It felt so good to be able to participate in a bookselling event and to meet and greet other authors who share a passion for writing.
Here’s a few images of Independent Bookstore Day in 2020! Books are already being written about this unique time in history.