The world has changed, and bookstores are no exception. Along with the extensive literary offerings, there are various new texts dedicated to the coronavirus.
Due to the reassuring coronavirus statistics in Italy, since April 20, some bookstores in Rome, like the San Paolo bookstore near the Vatican, have reopened.
Lovers of literature can buy books in person, as long as they respect safety measures.
A sign on the door reads, “Distant but close, let's protect each other.” The use of masks and gloves is mandatory. In this case, the store makes them available to the public.
When paying for books, customers are asked to keep a distance of at least three feet from the cashier. Establishments have set markers to indicate these distances.
This is one small step in this new phase of humanity's history, already being documented in books.
Daniel Díaz Vizzi
Translation: Claudia Torres