“Bookstores have always been about more than books. They provide communities where people can engage with each other and with thought-provoking words and ideas. That hasn’t changed just because we’re all stuck at home,” said Stephanie Merry, The Post’s Book Editor. “Bookstores are still giving us a platform to gather, and I hope that by creating a database for these events, we can offer readers a way to leave their homes – at least virtually – to enrich their lives while simultaneously suporting authors.”
Users can submit a virtual literary event for consideration by using the button on the upper right of the literary calendar page marked “+ Add event” and following the instructions in SceneThink. To have your event considered for publication in The Washington Post, you must make a separate entry using the location “Online - Washington Post”.