In response to the latest mass shooting in a school--Friday's murders in Santa Fe, Tex.--two bookstores in nearby Houston took action by donating a percentage of in-store and online profit over the weekend to Everytown, an organization dedicated to ending gun violence and building safer communities.
Murder by the Book and Blue Willow Bookshop wrote, in part, "Our hearts are breaking over the tragedy at Santa Fe High School. High school students and teachers are members of our close-knit teams, and a significant part of our mission is to connect young readers in our community with books and authors. We are parents. We are friends, more tightly bound than the most precious book."