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Indie bookstore Tattered Cover thinks speaking out is “a slippery slope.” Twitter does not agree.

Emily Temple

June 8, 2020, 9:56am

On Saturday, Denver’s beloved independent bookstore Tattered Cover released a statement “about recent events,” asserting their support for Black Lives Matter, but also defending their silence and explaining that to align the bookstore with any “public debate” is a “slippery slope.”

Bookstore Twitter (and Denver Twitter, and Literary Twitter, and Human Twitter) was not impressed:

To sum up:

Also, just going to leave this list of Black-owned independent bookstores who are open for your online orders here.

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