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Three Percent #179: “Hey! What’s New?”

How is COVID-19 impacting bookstores, publishers, translators, and our general sanity? These are the questions Tom and Chad talk about on this episode—the first in a while, but also the longest ever—along with minor jokes, an appeal to authors and publishers to “read the room,” a rant that will likely get Chad in trouble, and a few book recommendations.

Some things mentioned on this podcast:

Is This the End of Indie Bookstores?” by Alex Shephard;

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice;

Muriel Spark;

Life A User’s Manual and Chad’s posts about this from 2011;

This interview with Lola Rogers.

This week’s music is “Everything Else Has Gone Wrong” by Bombay Bicycle Club because OF COURSE IT IS.

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