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New York’s Strand Bookstore asked for help and received 25,000 online orders

One of New York’s oldest bookstores pleaded for help from customers — and help poured in.

Nancy Bass Wyden, owner of the Strand Bookstores, took to Facebook and Twitter on Friday to say the business was “unsustainable.” Sales had slumped 70 percent since 2019 because of the pandemic, and the company’s cash reserves were running low, she wrote…

…The response was explosive: The store received more than 25,000 online orders over the weekend, causing the website to crash. It normally gets 300 orders a day.

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