What? Prepping for What??


I’m going to depart from my usual “Prep Monday” post and dedicate this week to our efforts to stop the closing of our bookstore, All on the Same Page. You’ll be seeing a lot of posts, here, there, and everywhere, simply because I have a hard time giving up! Besides, this is it – we’ve raised about one-tenth of the cash needed to keep going, and our decision deadline is Sunday, January 26.

So. In light of that, below is a repeat of last week’s “Bookstore Wednesday” post. Damn. I hate the “F” word: failure. And I hate to lose.

It’s come down to this: IF All on the Same Page Bookstore is to remain open, we need to get some cash. So we’ve come up with a novel (ahem) approach:

PATRON – $500 annually  

One new book each month, in-store or special order

Four used books each month, in-store

Free coffee or tea each visit

Choice of one ARC per visit

VIP – $350 annually 

One new book each month, in-store or special order

Free coffee or tea each visit

Choice of one ARC per visit

GOLD – $250 annually                                                                      

Four used books each month, in-store

Free coffee or tea each visit

SILVER – $175 for six months                                                           

One new book each month, in-store or special order

Free coffee or tea each visit

BRONZE – $150 for six months                                                        

Four used books each month, in-store

Free coffee or tea each visit

*THIS JUST IN – we have options, too, for those of you who live out-of-town – or even outside the US!

It’s simple, really: you purchase one of these memberships, avail yourself of all the perks, and we get to stay open! In effect, you’re paying for your books in advance.

Like I said before, crowd funding websites and their programs have been done to death around here this year, but this is something a bit different. You’re getting actual value for your money, besides the helping out part, instead of just a t-shirt or a coffee mug or whatnot.

See, every small business has its ups and downs, and most end up closing because of cash flow problems – if they could hang on a bit longer, and/or have more operating capital to continue and to grow, they could last long enough to develop a real following, a larger customer base.

And that’s our plan. We can do it, with your assistance – and how cool would it be to say, “Yeah, I belong to a bookstore!”

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