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Reviving Books of Wonder in NYC

When I buy books, I’ll be completely honest, I go for convenience.

This is why I end up at the Barnes & Noble by my job, or clicking through Amazon to purchase my books.

As a person on a budget, it’s just what needs to happen.

But since starting this blog and attending various events in NYC, I’ve had the opportunity to visit various independent bookstores and they instantly brought back the romantic visions of Meg Ryan’s job in the earlier scenes of You’ve Got Mail.

Despite my stops in B&N or Amazon, I’ve always been drawn to the cozy bookstore. It’s such a New York thing, ya know?

This is why today’s news… the adorable Books of Wonder hitting bad times … is just so unfortunate.

While I’ve only been there a handful of occasions, I’ve been lucky enough to attend events with authors and get real face-to-face time to chat and discuss their books. (After I got over my shyness, of course.) The events are always personal and fun, and a great way to deepen anyone’s love of reading.

You really can’t find anything else like it.

So I’m asking you to check out all the details about why Books of Wonder is trying to raise a minimum of $100,000 in the next 30 days.

Remember any small donation helps! It’s so important to show support for independent bookstores.

To donate, please jump over here.

Thanks for listening!

→ Check out Rachel’s post about Books of Wonder too!

October 26, 2012 - 2:47 am

Kristen Evey - This is so sad! I live on the West Coast and never been to this bookstore, but I definitely support independent bookstores. Thanks for blogging about this!

October 25, 2012 - 12:43 pm

Estelle - Laura, I knowwwww! I have to get back there & buy some books. Cause you know, I need more. haha

October 25, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Estelle - Thanks B! So far they’ve raised over 30K! So I’m hopeful!

October 23, 2012 - 6:34 am

B. Hemborg - Living in a country where I do not speak the native language I miss book shopping in person so much! I do love an independent book store and I wish Books of Wonder the best of luck1

October 23, 2012 - 12:18 am

Laura - Oh no! I was just at Books of Wonder last week! I had no idea!

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