The recent economic crisis has been tough on a lot of individuals and businesses, but is seems that independent bookstores are especially vulnerable at this time. A couple weeks ago I received an email from the folks over at Robin's Bookstore (Philadelphia) saying they were closing at the end of this month. Now this morning, I received an email from In Other Words Books (Portland) asking for help. They need to raise $11,000.00 by the end of the month or they will have to close their doors. I am sending off a donation now. Please read below and do what you can.
We can't afford to lose another independent bookstore!
From the In Other Words Board
Please help us save In Other Words: Women's Books & Resources, the last
remaining non-profit feminist bookstore in the country!
In Other Words, like so many bookstores, has fallen upon incredibly hard
financial times. With the decline in our current economy, we have
experienced severely decreased revenue. *If we are unable to raise
$11,000 by the end of December, In Other Words will have to close its
We desperately need your help. *We are confident that if everyone who
cares about In Other Words makes a contribution, large or small, we will
meet our goal. * Please give as generously as you can to save the last
remaining non-profit, feminist bookstore in the country: the place where
so many Portland artists, activists, organizers, readers, writers,
political thinkers, musicians and poets find their voice, their power,
their community, and their political home.
*Our community cannot afford to lose In Other Words, please help us save
You can make your tax-deductible donations on the In Other Words website
or by stopping into the store (8 NE Killingsworth). To donate on our
secure donation page on the website: www.inotherwords.org
*Please forward this widely to your community, we need all the help we