武汉夜生活027：Can’t hold it anymore!New York Centennial Bookstore seeking help to readers
Can’t hold it anymore!New York Centennial Bookstore “seeking help” to readers
The Strand bookstore, a cultural landmark in New York, USA, suffered a bleak business due to the impact of the new crown epidemic.The bookstore owner issued an article on the 24th to urge readers to buy books,Frankly admits that this century-old bookstore “will not last any longer.”
Bookstore owner Nancy Buss-Wyden is the third generation heir,Her grandfather founded this bookstore in 1927 at the intersection of Broadway and 12th Street in Lower Manhattan, New York.Sicun Bookstore is known as “the largest used bookstore in the world”,Started by selling second-hand books,Because of its low price and complete bibliography, it attracts a large number of book fans and tourists.
Buss-Wyden said in a statement on the 24th: “In the past 93 years,We survived the Great Depression, two world wars, large warehouse bookstores, e-books and online bookstores.We are the only physical bookstore surviving on this ‘bookstore street’.But under the new crown epidemic,Bookstore traffic has dropped significantly,In-store activities are closed,Few tourists,We cannot survive.”
Buss-Wyden introduced,This year’s operating income is nearly 70% less than last year.Although the bookstore has laid off most of its employees,I have been struggling to sustain it for a few months by relying on “living on his own money” and applying for government loans.”But now it has reached the tipping point,The bookstore’s business is unsustainable.”
At the beginning of the outbreak,New York City is the “severely hit area” of the US epidemic.Although the New York City epidemic eased later,Some business premises resumed business,But the business is much worse than before,There are many businesses that have similar encounters with Sicun Bookstore.
Buss-Wyden said,I don’t want the bookstore to be ruined by her,”I have children,They are still young,I hope they will be interested in operating a bookstore in the future,Become the fourth generation heir.”(Wang Hongbin)[Micro Feature]