Posted on May 26, 2021 at 11:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Yesterday marked a year since George Floyd — a Black man — was murdered by a white police officer.

His death, captured on cellphone camera, sparked quite the reaction across the United States.

One of those many effects was a surge in sales of books addressing racial issues — and many readers sought Black-owned bookstores to make these purchases.

A year after Floyd’s death, NPR spoke with Black bookstore owners about those sales and how long they lasted.

You can read the article on NPR’s website or listen to the segment below.

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Categories: Today in Books

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