Booked: A Campaign to Sustain our Bookstore

To our dearest readers, from the littlest to the fully grown:

We need your help.

As book lovers, we believe strongly in the power of books, particularly in these trying times. Books are the best companions. Books are a passport. Books allow us to connect, to escape, to adventure, and to learn. Books have connected us with you in ways we would never have expected, and we feel that we are all better for it.

We are a young bookstore, but we love our community fiercely and it is our intention to stay in business forever. Being temporarily closed to you is very uncomfortable for us. The outpouring of support we’ve seen in the last two weeks, however, has been truly astounding. We are so grateful–from the bottom of our hearts, thank you! Unfortunately, sales have slowed dramatically and we are asking for help so that we can continue to do what we do.

The best support comes from sales, because we want to make sure you are getting the books you need. We’re open for online sales and we are always available to help you find the perfect book from a safe distance (just email us at info AT We also have gift cards available for purchase. Interested in audiobooks? Check us out on ( 

If you made it this far, we know you love Booked. You love that we provide a fun, positive environment for shopping and learning. You love our booksellers. You love that we support our community’s schools and libraries. You love that we donate countless books to local families and organizations in need. Please consider donating to this fund if you can. All proceeds go directly to ensuring that our booksellers do not miss out on wages during this challenging time, as well as helping to cover basic expenses such as rent and utilities until we are able to open our doors again. With your help, we will continue our mission as the bookstore for youthful readers.

With love and gratitude,

Chelsea and Rachel



  • The Zematis family
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $18 
    • 3 yrs
  • Amy Davis and Lee Nagan
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Kathryn Sullivan
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
    • $500 
    • 4 yrs


Rachel Round
Evanston, IL

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