Host: BrocheAroe Fabian, River Dog Book Co. firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants: Bruce DeLaney, Rediscovered Bookstore, Clare Doornbos, bookseller, Mr. Mopps, Eric Besner, Fable, Julia, Vroman’s & Book Soup, Sandi, Book Dragon, Billie Bloebaum, Bill Densmore, Nilaja Biggs, Rebecca Fitting, Greenlight, Nicole Brinkley, Tom, New Story Community Bookstore
Arts Council? Seed grants/maintenance grants
Private funding, VC model, BINC foundation model?
Seed funding for a grant pool
There are a lot of bookstores and it takes a lot of money to make a noticeable difference across a lot of stores
People who are committed to the community and who are willing to step up because they value it as a resource
One source that helps with real estate
Another source that helps with other pieces of the business
So maybe first step is for someone to create a database of potential investors, either directly in bookstores or via a funding pool.
Grants that organizations put up money during COVID – can we go back to those organizations and talk about funding an ongoing and sustainable way
What is the community of a bookstore? Our readers, yes, but also the publishing industry; how can they support this mission?
Perhaps start by talking with BINC and seeing what their organization model looks like