Bookstore shutters creeping open

They’re opening bookstores in the UK. Q: How does everyone feel about it? A: Nervous. In side news, a fav bookshop in my ancestral homeland of Belfast gives an example of how the little guys survived all this on online orders.

“We’re excited about opening but also worried about how we’re going to make it work and how we can keep ourselves and our customers safe,” Davies says. She continues to work full time in customer service, and to write (her first poetry collection, Pineapples in the Pool, was published by Unbound in 2018). “We’ll be opening with reduced hours for a few weeks to see how things go. We’re so nervous about it though. Who opens a bookshop in a pandemic?”

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