Crowdsourced App Aims to Help Bookstores, an app and website, is crowdsourcing information from across the globe allow users to find local bookstores and the services they are still offering during the pandemic. The site was launched two weeks ago by Aakanksha Gaur, a bibliophile from India who runs the Instagram account ShelfJoy, which features photos of indie bookstores and has more than 51,000 followers. The project now lists more than 600 bookstores in 230 cities in eight countries, ranging from the United States to Germany to Italy.

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