New York's famous Strand bookstore says it could become a Covid casualty

The Strand has survived almost a century as perhaps New York’s most famous bookstore, with its “18 Miles of Booksearning diehard loyalty from countless tourists and locals alike.

成立于 1927, it has survived the Great Depression, two World Wars, Big Box stores, and e-commerce challengers.
但现在, its owner says the storeknown for its seemingly endless stock of used and rare titlescould become a casualty of the coronavirus.
The Strand’s revenue has dropped nearly 70% compared to last year. And while the PPP loan we were given and our cash reserves allowed us to weather the past eight months of losses, we are now at a turning point where our business is unsustainable,” Nancy Bass Wyden, the third-generation owner, said in a press release Friday.
    Customers socially distance as they wait to enter Strand Book Store in Union Square in New York in September.

    The memo has gained steam online, with #savethestrand a Twitter hashtag.
    I’m going online shopping at the @strandbookstore today. I hope you do the same? #SaveTheStrand,” actor Patton Oswalt tweeted.
    The pandemic has hit independent bookstores across the country.
    Publishers Weekly keeps an online list of cancellations, closings, and media coverage on its 网站.
      In the 1920s, six blocks of Fourth Avenue were known asBook Row.” 的 48 bookstores that gave the district its name, only Strand still stands.
      After moving to its current location on Broadway and 12th Street, the store built a catalog that in 2015 包括在内 2.5 million new, used and rare books.

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