(GOOD NEWS NETWORK) -- What happens when a world-famous independent bookshop finds itself in dire straights due to the global pandemic? It gets creative, of course.
As with other struggling bookstores like New York City’s venerable Strand, landmark Paris bookstore Shakespeare and Company experienced a devastating drop in revenue as the COVID-19 lockdown forced them to drastically change the way they did business.
“We’ve been [down] 80% since the first confinement in March, so at this point, we’ve used all our savings,” second-generation proprietor Sylvia Whitman said in an interview with Afar.
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