Some Good News: Bookstores Are Booming and Becoming More Diverse

From a New York Times story by Alexandra Alter and Elizabeth A. Harris headlined “Some Surprising Good News: Bookstores Are Booming and Becoming More Diverse”:

People told Lucy Yu it was a crazy time to open a bookstore in Chinatown. It was early 2021, and the pandemic had devastated the neighborhood, forcing dozens of stores and restaurants to close. The rise of anti-Asian hate crimes had shaken residents and local business owners.

But Ms. Yu believed that a bookstore was just what the neighborhood needed.