Wordier Than Thou, which organized the initial Florida Bookstore Day, is opening a bookstore in Pinellas County in a few weeks. We're wrapping up some fundraisers for the project, which we're calling a literary arts gallery and will include a non-profit bookstore, small press and event space.
Every dollar donated to the project helps immensely. In fact, donate $25 today and I'll send you our whole series of posters inspired by famous Florida novels!
So proud of Judy and George and our partnership with them and the Studios of Key West!
Every dollar you contribute to our project will be a big help!
The Wordier Than Thou Writers Project is a go! We'll be opening a bookstore, literary arts gallery and event space in the City of Pinellas Park, FL later this s...pring. We've also launched a small press that will operate out of the storefront. This will be a collaborative space open to all individuals/groups focused on any artistic mediumsand community organizations for use. There may or may not be a piano.
We're looking for the support of the community to make this happen. We appreciate all you've done for us over the years, attending our events and supporting writers. But now we need the funds to make this awesome project a reality. Every dollar counts. Even if we don't reach our goal amount, we'll still get everything we've raised.
The money will be used for the following: rent for the first several months, insurance, bookcases and other fixtures, books, movers, turning on utilities, our non-profit application, printing our first chapbooks, photo sessions for our pin-up calendar, etc.
We have some cool perks available and more will be added down the road.
And again, thanks so much for your support! We wouldn't be able to do this without all of you!
Only one Florida bookstore on the list (Sundog Books). There are a lot of great ones in the Sunshine State, though. Which is your favorite?
Congrats to the The Vero Beach Book Center!
This weekend in Pinellas Park! There will be around 40 authors on hand to sell and to sign their books, as well as an afternoon of readings, food trucks and beer. In the morning, the library will host children's activities.
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This year's Florida Bookstore Day might have fizzled, but next year we'll regroup and come back strong.
Still, you should all go out and support your local indie bookstores today - and every day!
So while this year's Florida Bookstore Day won't be as robust as last year's event - there's been some debate about the best time of year to hold it in the Sunshine State - there are a number of bookstores hosting programming or offering sales this Saturday.
Bookmark It in Orlando is one of these stores. They'll be involved with several events throughout the day. In addition to the event below, the store will also host Book Launch Party: Brazen by Christina Farley that afternoon and will be involved with Functionally Literate presents: Padgett Powell, an off-site event that evening.
We'll be revamping Florida Bookstore Day because we believe it's an excellent way to celebrate Florida booksellers, authors and readers and will hold it during a different time of year in 2016.