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The Campaign That Saved the Oldest Black Bookstore in America

An interview with one of its co-owners on the coronavirus and the importance of indie bookstores in the digital age

A photo of the outside of Marcus Books in Oakland, California.

One industry that has been astronomically hit by the Covid-19 pandemic is publishing. Authors have had to cancel book tours or postpone book releases, and independent…



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Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins is the Senior Editor at ZORA and a New York Times bestselling author. Her debut novel, “Caul Baby,” will be published by Harper in April 2021.