Passion and resilience keeps Books Inc. thriving for more than a century

STORY BY DANA HUCH AND SIDDHANT KANWAR, PHOTOS BY EMILY MCNALLY When Books Inc. founder Anton Roman struck it rich during the Gold Rush, he used his loot to build the chain’s first bookstore and publishing house in Shasta, California. 170 years later, Books Inc. remains the oldest independent bookseller on the West Coast. But lately,…

COVID-19 Updates: State to keep indoor mask mandate as Santa Clara County drops to yellow tier

Tuesday, June 15: Vaccinated Californians no longer need to wear masks; state lifts majority of COVID-19 restrictions Fully vaccinated Californians no longer need to wear masks or socially distance in most settings, in a dramatic ease of state COVID-19 restrictions. The relaxed health restrictions — which effectively fully reopen the economy by lifting capacity restrictions…



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