Pandemic, Protest, and Perseverance: Black-Owned Bookstore Closes Year By Opening Up Second Location

When mandatory stay-at-home orders were issued last March, thousands of local businesses were left scrambling. For most ‘brick and mortar’ retailers, the ability to adapt meant the difference between business survival and permanent closure. For Malik Books, the pandemic not only cut short what had been a triumphant homecoming but threatened to close one of…
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