Support local bookseller for your Zoom background
You don’t have to order from Boston to “spruce up” your Zoom background bookshelf or to get a custom selection of books to read (“This Jewish Boston bookseller wants to help you spruce up your Zoom background,” June 26, 2020). We have here in Pittsburgh — in fact, right in Squirrel Hill — a wonderful Jewish bookseller who is offering curated book selections based on your interests and delivered to your door. It is Amazing Books and Records, owned by Eric Ackland.
You tell Eric what your interests are and he uses his expertise to cull through his amazing inventory and select a customized set of books. I’ve ordered several times and have enjoyed the surprise of seeing the choices he’s made for me based on my idiosyncratic tastes. Several of the books have also made wonderful gifts for family and friends.
When you do this, you have the additional mitzvah of supporting a local small business during these difficult times for our local businesses.