Bookstores not “essential?” Hah! Tell it to the bibliophile who has just read through his personal library favorites and can’t new titles from the community library. The pandemic has gotten our attention, and Vermont booksellers are finding a market for it. Vermont independent bookstores can find books for you online and have them delivered.
"Like many small businesses, Vermont's indie bookstores are now struggling to survive. They've been battling Amazon and big-chain booksellers for at least 25 years. They've endured in part because of their brick-and-mortar stores — which at a time of social distancing are off-limits. So bookstore owners and managers have had to get creative. Read on for a roundup of how some of Vermont's indie shops have adapted to a changing reality. And the next time you're tempted to order a book on Amazon, buy it locally instead!"
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