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Minnesotans helping local bookstores during coronavirus pandemic

With many shops and restaurants closed, book lovers are still helping out where they can.

MINNEAPOLIS — Local bookstores are feeling the effects of coronavirus. Shops are closed, events with authors are postponed and cancelled. In-store cafes are closed.

But Minnesotans are keeping these stores busy with online orders. At Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis, stacks of orders are coming in. The shop posted on it Facebook page last week writing: "So busy, so grateful."

At Cream & Amber in Hopkins, owners are feeling the love, too. The owners are thanking the community for ordering food, drinks and books of course.

On our Sunrisers Book Club page on Facebook, we asked how you're supporting your local bookstore.

Mikaela writes that she ordered books from Magers and Quinn in Minneapolis.

Minnesota author Anika Fajardo says she bought an audiobook.

With all the extra time at home-- Minnesotans are finding things to do-- and they know where to find their next great read.

Click here find an independent bookstore in Minnesota.

Join our #Sunrisers Book Club on Facebook! Every month, we read a book from a local author, and then discuss it with them. We'd love for you to read along with us!

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