Indie Black Booksellers, Publishers Hold National Pandemic Conference Call

Keeping the Black book ecosystem strong

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“We must take advantage of social media as the numbers are powerfully for us.”

Ramunda Young, MahoganyBooks Co-owner

This past Sunday night, March 22, 2020, a number of Black Bookstore owners, book distributors, and publishers convened a Zoom town hall to discuss our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This community conversation welcomed in readers and writers, publishers, the media, and more to discuss the challenges and solutions to ensure the long-term success of Black Bookstores beyond the current global crisis. With up to 300 attendees, people across the internet chimed in with various thoughts and opinions. Calvin Reid, a writer for Publishers Weekly covered the conference call for his publication.

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