Independent booksellers grew in number and diversity

Independent booksellers are growing in number and becoming more diverse. Dozens of new stores are owned by people of various racial and ethnic backgrounds. At the same time, store owners face rising prices and supply chain issues. Not to mention the competitive challenges and financial insecurity that bookstores have long struggled with.

Young adults with special needs learn to advocate for themselves

An institute in New York teaches young adults with special needs how to advocate for themselves. Students pick an area of interest and learn how to make and give a presentation on the subject. Who better to educate others about what they need than those who need it most?