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    Now you can use your favorite indie bookstore as your Zoom background.

    Julia Hass

    April 29, 2020, 11:24am

    Wish you could visit your favorite indie bookstore right now? For the next best thing (sort of), Lookout Books has partnered with a handful of beloved indie bookstores to bring you, Zoom users (as we all are now), free virtual backgrounds of their stores. The purpose of these backgrounds can be two-fold: to assuage privacy concerns as we video-chat from our homes, and to make us feel like we’ve left our apartments. A win-win. 

    For now, the options are limited to these favorites. Just click on the name to download the high-res image, and soon you’ll be transported: 

    Books Are Magic

    Brazos Bookstore

    Hub City Bookshop

    Main Street Books

    McNally Jackson, option two

    Tattered Cover


    Book Soup

    White Whale Bookstore

    As ever, please support your local bookstores, and especially those above that have graciously found a way to continue the community that bookstores provide. Happy Zooming!

    [via Ecotone + Lookout]

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