Bookstores Report Back After Superstorm Sandy

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By Jason Boog Comment

Shelf Awareness published a long list dispatches from East Coast bookstores today, recounting how many local bookstores survived Superstorm Sandy.

The list included dispatches from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and Delaware. Yesterday, we wrote about “major damage” at Powerhouse Arena, one of the Brooklyn bookstores in the storm’s path. Here’s an excerpt:

In Manhattan, McNally Jackson Booksellers offered reassuring words on Twitter: “We’re okay! No power, but also no water. We’ll be slinging books again in no time.” Housing Works Books was still assessing the situation, tweeting: “CLOSED today; our Internetz will be pretty quiet. No word yet on how the store fared–if you’re nearby, SAFELY take a peek & let me know?” A later update offered good news: “Just got word that the bookstore is power-less but no damage! We’ll be closed tomorrow, but that’s great news. Thanks everyone, stay safe.” The Strand Bookstore said that “as of right now, the store remains closed. Hopefully we’ll be back up and running (with power) soon!”