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Independent Bookstores: How These Small Businesses Are Faring During the Pandemic


The pandemic has wreaked havoc on many small businesses. We’ll check in with bookstore owners from around the state to learn how they’ve coped during the pandemic. We’ll also discover good books relating to Earth Day— and every day.


Josh Christie, co-owner, Print: A Bookstore; author.
Lacy Simons, owner, founder, operator of Hello Hello Books
Heidi Carter, bookseller, Bogan Books
Eric Furry, owner, Pro Libris
Kenny Brechner, owner and operator, DDG Booksellers


Below is a list of the authors mentioned on today’s show. Enjoy and be sure to order from your local independent bookstore! (And if you like audiobook, be sure to check out Libro.fm)

  • Anything by Henry David Thoreau
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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.