aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

When a newspaper cuts reviews, bookstores come up with a solution

Newspapers are slashing pages (the Monday Oregonian is a sad shadow of what it used to be). And in many cases, what has been cut is book reviews.

When the San Diego Union Tribune laid off its arts and books critic, local independent bookstores despaired about the lack of book coverage. And then they came up with a creative solution.

“Now several San Diego-area booksellers – Warwick's, Mysterious Galaxy, The Book Works, and The Yellow Book Road – are partnering with the Union Tribune (UT) to provide the content themselves.”

Read more here. [Full disclosure: as a freelance reviewer for the Oregonian, I hope it doesn’t come to that here.]

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