July 08, 2020

Booklover diversifies Little Free Libraries with BIPOC books

Jul 08 2020 Sarah Kamya, a New York City public school counselor, says that Black books matter —and to amplify her message, last month she launched the Little Free Diverse Library Project. This initiative builds upon the Little Free Library nonprofit organization’s mission since 2009 of encouraging people to place books in mounted wooden boxes that are free for others to take. For the past month, Kamya has been raising money to purchase books for both adults and children that examine race and racism, as well as books about African-American history and culture that are being deposited in little free...

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What we’ve learnt about lockdown reading

The past few months have restricted physical access to bookshops, interrupted supply chains and created a raft of logistical complexities for the publishing industry. Even with restrictions easing, traditional consumer marketing and PR are trickier to execute safely. However, our data at The Pigeonhole over the past few months demonstrates that readers are embracing digital in a big way.

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