As we see our booksellers and our customers get vaccinations, it seems like hope is on the horizon. For many months now, I feel like I have only been able to talk to you about survival. That’s why presenting this summer newsletter, filled to the brim with new book recommendations, events, gift items, and Bookshop programs, seems like another moment for optimism. It is my hope that our communication can now turn exclusively to talking about books—what we are reading and which books we love.
We got to this place because of your support and we look forward to coming back together to build that vibrant, literary community that we all love. Can’t wait to get started by reading with you.
— Casey Coonerty Protti Owner, Bookshop Santa Cruz