Posted on March 13, 2023 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Books are great — and having friends to share them with is even better.

So here are two articles about literary-minded friends joining forces to boost reading.

The not-as-cheerful one comes from Texas, a state making headlines for its reading restrictions.

Longtime friends Becky Calzada and Carolyn Foote were, understandably, alarmed by and angry over legislative attacks on books.

So the pair — one a library coordinator, one a retired librarian — founded, a resource for embattled librarians and frustrated supporters.

You can read about and its efforts in People.

On a more optimistic note, the Guardian ran a feature about multiple sets of friends who are opening independent bookstores across the United Kingdom.

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