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Landmark Oregon bookstore strains to survive the pandemic (PBS NewsHour)

By Tom Casciato for PBS NewsHour

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The independent book business has been battered in recent decades, as locally owned sellers strained to compete with the online-giant Amazon. But the COVID-19 crisis has forced many to close their doors, depriving both readers and writers the spaces they thrive on. NewsHour Weekend’s Tom Casciato reports on one landmark bookstore in Portland, Oregon that is struggling to survive.