Southcart Books my local bookshop and supporter of the arts in Walsall needs your help. I’ll let them explain and introduce Project Mayhem.
WHAT IS PROJECT MAYHEM ?
Right then here we go with an explanation , apologise for it being overlong but I feel a proper explanation is needed.
Here at Southcart books we have constantly been bombarded with stock both paid for and donated and we feel it’s getting out of control , I’m giving 100s of books away every month & we still can’t cope , we now have about 3 times as much books in the storeroom & kitchen than whats on display on the shop floor & we would love people to eventually get to see them , no good having all those books if they can’t be seen is it ?
What we would like to do is open 3/4 of the storeroom (an extra 200sq ft ) , to customers as additional shop floor space , as you can imagine this comes with considerable cost so we are hitting it 3 fold.
1. a long running online sale to raise extra capital
2. seeking community based funding from the government ( blood out of a stone I know )
3. launching a crowdfunding scheme to raise capital.
What the money would be spent on…we have a couple of plans depending on how much we get.
Low funding…block off the kitchen and fill the storeroom with bookcases.
Medium funding…make the storeroom look the same as the main shop floor , bookcases plus all the additional trimmings.
High funding…remove part of the shops wall to really open up the shop space.
We are not asking for money off you directly in this economic climate and we fully understand that some people do not agree with crowdfunding businesses so if you can’t help us financially we would really appreciate you sharing our ideas and funding links.
If you can help financially we are offering you stock for pledges like we did last summer plus people/businesses can sponsor areas and bookcases.
Many thanks for reading & we always encourage your feedback , here is the link.
plus here is the link to our online sale with up to 95% off some higher priced items
So can you help? You don’t have to donate money – though that would be cool – even if it’s just liking the Facebook Page and spreading the word every bit helps. At the same time why not support your local independent book shop, pop in and see what you can offer.