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Norway's hazmat booksellers: keeping Oslo reading during coronavirus

It is amazing how innovative people can be when they need to. The Guardian has produced a short film about two bookstore owners in Oslo.

When they heard that people were being told to stay indoors, they were concerned that their business might not survive. Bookstores are already under pressure anyway, so they had to come up with an innovative and safe way to keep their business going.


The owners choose to go delivery-only to keep their business afloat at the start of lockdown. Pil Cappelen Smith and Anders Cappelen deliver books wearing full hazmat suits and gas masks in order to raise local awareness of the seriousness of the situation. But as the global crisis worsens, they embark on one last delivery run before deciding to shut up shop completely.




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