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Brooklyn readers help bookstore survive another month

On a small section of the bustling Nostrand Avenue in Bed-Stuy on Wednesday, July 24, a tightly packed crowd gathered inside a bookstore, with some people spilling out onto the sidewalk. They leafed through items stacked on a table outside. Plastered to the window was a poster that proclaimed, “There are many problems in life: economic, legal, social. The answer to many of these problems can be found in the bookstore.” Just above the poster, a plain sheet of paper printed in a simple font featured a photo of an older, smiling Black man. It read, “Get well soon, Brother Brown.”