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What a Book Shortage Means for You

The pandemic has made most of us armchair experts in fields as diverse as epidemiology and global shipping; we now, casually, toss around terms such as “efficacy” and “supply chain,” words that probably weren’t in most of our everyday vocabularies in February of 2020. Still, things like supply chains do matter, and one supply chain […]

A Teacher in a Time of Pandemic

By Gretchen Thomas Our pandemic blog series continues this week with an interview with Jeremy B. Jones, a professor at Western Carolina University and author of Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland (Blair, 2014), which won the 2014 Appalachian Book of the Year in nonfiction and was awarded gold in the 2015 Independent […]

New Digs for Letters Bookshop

It’s been an exciting couple of months for booksellers around North Carolina as many stores have expanded their in-store browsing hours and others, like The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, opened their doors for the first time since March of 2020. On the other side of the Bull City, Letters Bookshop reopened on July 6 in […]

An Author in a Time of Pandemic

By Gretchen Thomas After a terribly hectic year, the North Carolina Writers’ Network has decided to conduct interviews with various members from different aspects of the literary world to understand how the pandemic has affected our community. In today’s interview, we talk with Raleigh author Heather Bell Adams, whose most recent novel, The Good Luck […]

A Bookstore in a Time of Pandemic

By Gretchen Thomas With numbers trending in the right direction, we thought this was a good time to check in with our friends in the literary ecosystem to hear how they’ve weathered the pandemic so far. To help us understand the hectic year for bookstore owners, Chris Wilcox, current owner of City Lights Bookstore, agreed […]

Apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

From our friends at Triangle ArtWorks: Gig workers, self-employed artists, and employees of small arts non-profits can now apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. As part of the federal CARES Act, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, which went live last week, provides state unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for independent contractors, gig workers, and others who […]