YOU CAN MAKE HISTORY. BY HELPING TO SAVE A GREAT INDIE BOOKSTORE: WORDSMITHS' BOOKS!!!!
with great thanks to Collin Kelley and Dustin Brookshire(Links to their Blogs, to the right of this column) for giving this the attention it deserves! Please consider sending a few dollars, or better yet--sending a few dollars AND stopping in to buy a book or two!
See the letter from the owner of Decatur, Georgia's Wordsmiths' Books, below:
We need your help to save our bookstore.
Beginning today, August 4th, and leading through a weekend fundraising event August 15th-August 17th, I am opening myself to your assistance. It doesn't matter how small your contribution is--with enough help it will all add up in the end. If you want to offer $25, $50, $100, $200, anything at all, it can help. My greatest hope is to not only save our bookstore now, but to offer in return for your help some sense of benefit when we are once again stabilized.The fact is that Wordsmiths Books is, as an idea and in execution, a great bookstore and it can be so much more given the chance. We are not fighting declining sales, nor are we fighting customer apathy, or even a lagging book market. We are fighting only the debt created by starting in the wrong location. Despite the depths of our need, despite the fact that it leaves me no alternative but to seek your help, we still see the opportunity that lies before us here, on the Square and in the welcoming home of Decatur. We wish to have the opportunity to survive here, to grow and continue to bring to you the same level of entertainment and literary merit that you have come to expect from us. We just need help to get there. We need your help to survive today.
If you are willing to help, you can call the store at (404) 378-7166, you can stop by or you can visit http://www.wordsmithsbooks.com/
and click on the Donation button on our home page.
If you prefer to utilize the mail, then our address is:
545 N. McDonough Street,
Decatur, Georgia 30030.
There are questions that you have, I am sure. Please ask them. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org , call the store (404-378-7166) or stop by. I am not averse to discussing the matter on any level to anybody. Simply put, we--the entire Wordsmiths Books family--are at your mercy. I will be blogging daily (or as close to daily as is possible) with updates and further information. Again, no amount is too small. We want nothing more than the opportunity to continue to be the bookstore we have been all along. Your help is greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten.
Zachary Steele, Owner/Operator Wordsmiths Books
Peace, kids. In this case, making Peace means providing a bit of Social Justice(redistribution of wealth!).