Following the 2016 election, Porter Square Books launched Be the Change, a civic engagement program that provides concerned citizens with a sense of community and tools for social and political change.
In this excerpt from the forthcoming trade paperback edition of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, author Kristin Harmel pays tribute to Writer’s Block Bookstore.
Through a new initiative, SHOP LOCAL, LIVE LOCAL, AdventureKEEN will donate 100 percent of profits from the sale of its titles at independent bookstores this June to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.
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Politics and Prose, one of a number of bookstores that have found success with politically oriented initiatives after the 2016 election, is staging a series of teach-ins in the spirit of 1960s activist gatherings.
After the 2016 election, Little Shop of Stories created the store's first-ever Year of Kindness project, which uses monthly themed book clubs and events to help kids and parents explore ideas of community and compassion.