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Bookshops in America after Coronavirus

Blog | By James Fletcher | Jun 28, 2020


Here in a small town in Connecticut, a bookshop leaves pre-ordered books wrapped in brown paper for local customers. In what is definitely a cultural difference, Americans don’t have a problem with people ‘pinching things’ in the way we’re used to. I couldn’t help but think in the equivalent scenario at home, it wouldn’t be possible to leave merchandise unattended - even outside a city - without some interloper helping itself. Classed as non-essential - a debatable point - this bookshop awaits the green light from the state governor to resume business activities.