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Monday, August 18, 2008

Wordsmiths Books to remain open...for now

Remember how we told you that Wordsmiths Books could be shutting its doors soon? Well a fundraising blitzkrieg the past couple of weeks helped the indie bookstore collect enough dough to remain in operation, at least through the fall.

Worsdsmith’s holds a fundraiser called “Saving Bookstores Is AWESOME!”

Owner Zachary Steele elaborated in a press release sent earlier this afternoon:

We asked for your help. We asked for the chance to take this business and turn it forward. ...And you responded…thanks to you all, we are still here. ...There is still much for us yet to do. We have operating expenses caught up and have made some traction into tomorrow, but we will still be working on paying down our debts for the foreseeable future. I would be remiss to state that all is well and that we are completely in the clear, though we are at least now in a position to address our concerns. I am still working to secure the long-term future of the bookstore.

Down, but definitely not out.

(Photo by Dustin Chambers)

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