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How Indie Bookstore Revolution Books Raised $32,299 This Summer

revolutionbooksRevolution Books, a community driven indie bookstore, successfully raised more than their $30,000 fundraising goal over the summer, in a fight to keep its West 26th Street location in Manhattan. Their outreach efforts helped the store raise $32,299, and they raised it just before their deadline.

To raise the money, the store did a lot of outreach and fundraising including hosting a benefit author series called, “Hidden Lives, Human Possibilities: Authors Present to Save Revolution Books.” Authors Edwidge DanticatWalter Mosley,  and Henry Wiencek participated. The events brought in $1,800-$2,500 each. A book sale raised $1200.

Here is more from the store’s email newsletter:

But even with all that, by mid-September, the tally was still at $12,000 — with two weeks left till the deadline to raise $30,000. Where would the rest of it come from? The staff and volunteers stepped up calling, emailing, Face-booking and tweeting potential supporters and talking to everyone who came in the store. Right about then, a $10,000 donation came in from someone who had never contributed to the bookstore before. This put the goal well within range, brought in more donations, small and large, including one for almost $4000, which took the total to $32,299 by midnight on September 30.

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Billy Crystal, Jonathan Lethem & Franklin Park Get Booked

Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

The next installment of the Franklin Park Reading Series will feature five writers. Hear them on Monday, September 9th at Franklin Park Bar & Beer Garden starting 8 p.m. (Brooklyn, NY)

An upcoming Moth StorySLAM event will focus on stories about “rules.” Check it out on Tuesday, September 10th at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Revolution Books Raising $30,000 To Keep Manhattan Location

Revolution Books, a community driven indie bookstore, hopes to raise $30,000 by September 30th in a fight to keep its West 26th Street location in Manhattan.

The store will host an an author series this summer called, “Hidden Lives, Human Possibilities: Authors Present to Save Revolution Books.” It will feature evening events with Edwidge Danticat, Walter Mosley,  and Henry Wiencek.

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