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episode 90: The Bookshop Around the Corner

Andy Hunter launched in January as a platform to help independent bookstores take and fulfill online orders. Shortly afterward, the pandemic forced small businesses to close their physical doors and found itself trying to manage three years of growth in three months. Andy comes on the show for a deep dive into how his business works, monopoly power in the book industry, and what steps Bookshop is taking to make sure growth and success don't compromise their mission.

Show Notes

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer - 1:27

"Nevermore, Amazon," our episode about The Raven Book Store - 2:06

Andy Hunter on Twitter - 2:44

Bookshop website | Twitter | Instagram - 2:44

Catapult | Counterpoint | Soft Skull Press - 3:28

Lit Hub - 3:32

Ingram - 6:21

Certified B Corporation - 9:25

Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. - 10:18

Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, CO - 10:19

Powell’s Books in Portland, OR - 10:20

IndieBound - 13:30

Morgan Entrekin - 15:34
HappyFunCorp - 18:36 - 19:37

Hummingbird Digital Media - 20:16

"Baker & Taylor to Drop Wholesale Book Distribution to Retailers" - 24:56

BuzzFeed article about GrubHub collecting fees from restaurants even when customers call to place orders - 26:05

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins - 30:23

Astounding by Alec Nevala-Lee (Wailin's husband) - 30:45


 2020-06-02  30m