Bronx Bound Books Bring A Bookstore To The Bronx

Update from the Bronx Bound Books team:

We have some exciting news to share! Thanks to your incredible support, Bronx Bound Books' journey has taken us from a dream on wheels to a thriving kiosk at The Mall at Bay Plaza. Your enthusiasm has turned the page to our next big chapter: establishing a permanent brick-and-mortar bookstore by 2024.

Our kiosk has become a beloved community staple, but the demand for books and space for community events has outgrown our cozy corner. We envision a bookstore where we can continue to provide specially curated book collections of diverse authors, foster connection, nurture local talent, and become a sanctuary for book lovers of all ages.

Your contributions will go towards securing a space, initial stock, and the infrastructure needed to create a community hub dedicated to literacy and the love of reading in the Bronx. We are immensely proud of what we've achieved together and excited about the future.

Your support means everything to us – whether it's through donations, sharing our mission, or sending words of encouragement. Every little bit helps us move closer to our goal.

Bronx Bound Books Kiosk:
We have an exciting update to share with you regarding our mission to bring a dedicated bookstore back to Bay Plaza. Thanks to your incredible support and the success of our Bookstore on Wheels initiative, we are thrilled to announce the launch of Phase 1 of our expansion plan.

Launching October 1st, 2023!
Phase 1 involves securing a kiosk on the 3rd floor of Bay Plaza Mall, near the food court. This strategic move will allow us to establish a physical presence in the community and pave the way for our ultimate goal of opening a dedicated storefront within the mall. With this exciting development, we are one step closer to fulfilling the book-loving dreams of our community.

To make this expansion possible, we are seeking your support through our GoFundMe campaign. Our goal is to raise $50,000, which will enable us to cover the costs associated with securing the kiosk, setting up a welcoming and functional space, and stocking it with a diverse selection of books that cater to the interests and needs of our community.

Your generous contributions will directly contribute to the success of Phase 1 and help us create a vibrant literary hub within The Mall at Bay Plaza. By donating to our campaign, you are supporting our mission to make books accessible and affordable to all, fostering a love of reading, and creating a space where community members can connect and engage in intellectual exploration.

Here are some examples of what your donation can help us achieve:

- $25: Contributes to the setup of a cozy reading area where visitors can immerse themselves in the magic of books.
- $50: Helps us purchase new releases and popular titles to ensure a diverse and captivating book collection.
- $100: Supports the organization of engaging author events, book signings, and literary discussions that inspire and connect our community.
- $250: Assists in the creation of a welcoming ambiance through comfortable seating, inviting decor, and thoughtful design elements.
- $500 or more: Plays a significant role in securing the kiosk and enables us to invest in essential equipment and resources to enhance the overall bookstore experience.

We believe that every donation, regardless of the amount, brings us closer to our goal. Whether you can contribute financially or help by spreading the word about our campaign, your support is invaluable and greatly appreciated.

Join us in this exciting phase of our journey to bring a bookstore back to The Mall at Bay Plaza. Donate today, share our campaign with your friends, family, and social networks, and help us create a community space that celebrates the joy of reading and promotes literacy in our beloved Bronx.

Thank you for being a part of our story and for supporting Bronx Bound Books. Together, we can make a positive difference in our community and create a lasting impact through the power of books.

With deepest gratitude,
Latanya Devaughn

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Ladeva DeVaughn
New York, NY

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