Indie booksellers across the U.S. supported Friday's Global Climate Strike in many ways, as this sampling from social media shows:
Trident Booksellers & Café, Boston, Mass.: "At Trident, we stand with all those marching for Climate Action today, and we've put together a bit of a reading list in case you've missed the fact the world is ending."
The Mitten Word Bookshop, Marshall, Mich.: "A big Thank You and Shout out to the Battle Creek Enquirer for making our participation in the Global Climate Strike a lead news article. Global warming IS a potential disaster. We must act. Thank you members of the 'free press', Elena Durnbaugh, and Alyssa Keown; an independent press is the backbone of a true democracy! Thanks also to Jim Haadsma, State Representative and John La Pietra, Green Party candidate, both of whom marched with us from start to finish."
Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, Vt.: "Scenes from the Climate Change strike downtown earlier today."
Dudley's Bookshop Café, Bend, Ore.: "As the first bookstore in the country to be a 1% for the Planet member, of course we're supporting today's Climate Strike. We'll be open for anyone that wants/needs to hang out but not ringing up any sales from 4-6pm. Get out there and let the folks in charge know how you feel."
Wild Rumpus Books, Minneapolis, Minn.: "What YOUth Can Do: Although Wild Rumpus is open today, we stand with the youth who went on strike to demand climate action. Check out our display of books about climate change, environmental justice, and youth activism."
Wellesley Books, Wellesley, Mass.: "One of the marchers from today's Climate Strike stopped by to pass on an important message (and to pick up a new book)."
Book + Bottle, Saint Petersburg, Fla.: "Care about the planet? We do too! Check out Book + Bottle's environmental policy, some new book recommendations, and some pics of the #shopdogs at the St. Pete #climatestrike!"
Francie & Finch Bookshop, Lincoln, Neb.: "These kids came to town all the way from Central City to march to the Capitol with their message today!"
Jackson Hole Book Trader, Jackson, Wyo.: "But you must not spend all of your time dreaming, or see this as some political fight to win. And you must not gamble your children's future on the flip of a coin. Instead, you must unite behind the science. You must take action. You must do the impossible. Because giving up can never ever be an option. //Greta Thunberg, Speech to the US Congress, 9/19/2019."
Yardstick Books, Algoma, Wis.: " 'To fight for climate justice is to fight for the equality of all human beings. Our planet is asking for our help.' --Daphne Frias."
The Silver Unicorn Bookstore, Acton, Mass.: "We're back open now, and we'll be hosting the first meeting of the Action Silent Book Club at 7 pm. Earlier today, Paul wrote in our newsletter about why we decided to close for the bulk of the day."
"No one can be certain that any of this will lead to change," Silver Unicorn owner Paul Swydan wrote. "But at our employee meeting on Tuesday, we decided that closing until 5 p.m. was the right thing to do. It was asked of small businesses to close for a period of time today to show that our climate crisis calls for anything but 'business as usual.' And it isn't."