April is always a festive time of year at your local feminist bookstore as we celebrate National Poetry Month and Independent Bookstore Day! With the recent closure of two beloved Chicago indies, City Lit and the original location of Volumes BookCafe, we are once again reminded to invest in the small, independent businesses that have shaped our lives and that we want to shape our future.
Indie Bookstores are fighting back against one of the biggest threats to our existence: Amazon. Following the lead of our friends at Bookends & Beginnings
, we've signed onto the lawsuit against Amazon's price-fixing practices. With this action, we express our solidarity with union workers in Bessemer, Alabama, and their fight
for better workplace conditions, and we take a stand against the online giant's devastating impact upon the publishing industry.
Celebrate National Poetry Month
by discovering new and familiar voices on our expertly curated list of poetry recommendations
, some of which will publish later this year. Remember, placing a preorder is a great way to support the books, authors, and bookstores you love!
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