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DIARY OF A BOOKSTORE DURING COVID-19: Gramercy Books, Bexley, Ohio

What follows is a diary of how COVID-19 has affected one locally owned, independent bookstore located just outside Columbus, Ohio. I started keeping a diary, just to keep track of day-to-day adjustments to this unfolding crisis. It now seems like a useful guide, revealing what one small business is doing to adapt to a pandemic.

IT'S WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: A LOOK AT WOMEN GENIUSES!

During a month that celebrates the impact of women on our world and the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society, I couldn’t help but consider the theme of Janice Kaplan’s recently published book, The Genius of Women. The former Parade editor-in-chief explores why the accomplishments of so many women have been overlooked. 

The Three C's: COMMUNITY. CURATION. CONVENING.

Harvard Business School professor Ryan Rafaelli spoke to booksellers in Baltimore in late January about how industries, organizations, and business leaders reinvent themselves in the face of radical technological change. After years of research of independent bookstores, he concluded that the indie seller provides a story of hope for community-led businesses through the three C’s.

INTRODUCING LOUIS BAYARD, FEATURED AUTHOR FOR "PROSECCO AND PROSE" SERIES KICKOFF ON MAY 15TH!

Meet master storyteller Louis Bayard, Gramercy’s featured author for our first Prosecco and Prose literary series to be held at Giuseppe’s Ritrovo on May 15th from 5 to 7 pm. In Courting Mr. Lincoln, Bayard uses vivid, witty and exquisite prose to bring the young Abraham Lincoln to life.

BETWEEN THEM: RICHARD FORD REMEMBERS HIS PARENTS

In Between Them, Richard Ford’s tender narrative of memory and parental love, the author notes that “most everything but love goes away.” One of America’s greatest living authors, Ford will appear at Capital University’s Mees Hall on April 23rd, 7 pm, as part of the Bexley Community Author Series, hosted by Bexley Public Library in partnership with Gramercy Books.

CELEBRATE WOMEN IN MARCH!

Every March, Women's History Month highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. During a month that celebrates the impact of women on our world, it is with pride that I feature books being released in March, written by women and about women, each reflecting a different life experience. 

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