While ‘The Covid 19 Shutdown’ has been going on I have had the opportunity to interview a number of Americans who described themselves as ‘Covid 19 Book Collectors’ and when I inquired further I was told that a ‘Covid 19 Book Collector’ is a ‘Covid 19 Pandemic Book Collector and a 21st Century Historian’ who is only interested in books that were published from 12/01/2019 and before 03/23/2020.

And when I asked why this period is significant Betty L. who’s a 46 year old white school teacher said 12/1/2019 shows us our literary state before Covid 19 or the Corona Virus was announced on 12/1/2019. Betty further added that books that were published before 03/23/2020 will reflect our change in literary state if they mention Covid 19 or the Corona Virus that eventually became a Global Pandemic.

Alexander who’s a 56 year old white computer programmer shared Betty’s definition and added that even if the book does not specifically reference Covid 19, but includes a date such as 01/23/2020 and references an actual event that took place in January 2020 and was published before 03/23/2020 then it is also a ‘2019 and 2020 Covid 19 Book.’

Maria who’s a 23 year old Hispanic customer service representative said a ‘2019 and 2020 Covid 19 Book’ is also an educational book that was published between 12/1/2019 and 03/22/2020. Maria as mentioned religious books and a book called ‘The Wolfe Social Reconstruction Model Progressive Handbook For Upward Change’ by Rabbi Carmichael Wolfe and self-help books with a Covid 19 theme.

Jeremiah who’s a 35 year old African American construction worker mentioned extraterrestrial themed books that are published after 03/23/2020 and during the entire Covid 19 Pandemic. Jeremiah also agreed with the 12/1/2019 to 03/22/2020 time period, but also felt that all science fiction books that mention Covid 19 or a period before Covid 19 that were published on 03/23/2020 and after 03/23/2020 are also ‘2019 and 2020 Covid 19 Books’ since they show our literary state during the Covid 19 Pandemic.

Louise who’s a 55 year old Chinese American agreed with Jeremiah and said all published books from China and from America and from the rest of the world that were published on 12/1/2019 and after are ‘2019 and 2020 Covid 19 Books’ since they show our global literary state.

I interviewed a total of 25 book collectors and the overall consensus was American books that were published from 12/1/2019 and until the end of ‘The U.S. Covid 19 Shutdown’ are ‘2019 and 2020 Covid 19 Books’ and should be collected and cherished.

The group that I interviewed is called ‘The Covid 19 Book Club.’                        

Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA –