Help Us Open A Bookstore in Atlanta

Visit our online bookstore 49938322_1595732148194658_r.jpeg(Photo: The Future Home of Avant-garde Books)

Avant-garde Books, LLC is an established mother/daughter-owned online bookstore.   We have also organized literary events throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. Since December of 2018, we have held monthly Community Book Fairs at West End Mall (Atlanta, Georgia). At 100% of our events, customers have asked the question: "Where is your bookstore?" We are now ready to answer that it's conveniently a few steps away.

Our company was established by an educator with over 30 years of dedicated service in the classroom. That's why Avant-garde Books is  not merely focused on selling books, but we are committed to "saving" lives through literacy education, especially children who reside in socio-economically disadvantaged communities. 

A bookstore would allow Avant-garde Books to continue to empower community members by offering story time for children; tutorials and enrichment classes; as well as educational workshops. It would also provide an inviting space for community members to work collaboratively to discuss and solve problems. Additionally, the bookstore would increase accessibility of books by gifted, independent authors and publishers who often get overlooked by mainstream literary organizations.

Based on research, adding a café to the bookstore will increase sustainability and long-term fiscal success.

We would greatly appreciate you helping us prepare a space for literacy and learning that everyone can enjoy. Your donations will mainly help fund the renovations. The cost of this work really isn't big if enough people make a small contribution. We thank you in advance for whatever you give. We look forward to inviting you to our grand opening.

This crowdfunding funding campaign is for the following: 

Painting ($2,700.00)

Flooring ($1,200.00)

Build-out for café ($26, 000.00)

Furniture/Tables/Chairs/Stands ($3,400.00)

Shelving ($800.00)

Equipment/Security ($2,100.00)

Signage ($800.00)

Inventory ($7,000.00)

Total: $44, 000.00

Our goal is to open by December 1, 2020, just in time for the holiday season. (If the truth be told, we could open tomorrow if funding was available.)

Please check out our social media pages for information about our Book Fairs, educational resources, and book giveaways. Our website is www.avantgardebooks.net.

About the organizer:

Corendis C. Hardy was born and raised in Florida. She is an award-winning educator who has served in public schools for over 30 years. She is committed to empowering people, especially young ones, through literacy education. 
               
 Articles about the organizer. 

http://voyageatl.com/interview/meet-corendis-hardy-avant-garde-books-two-online-bookstores-vend-atlanta-metropolitan-area-big-small-events/

https://talkupaps.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/afaee-award-recognizes-corendis-hardy-for-bringing-creativity-to-douglass-students/

https://www.teachonproject.org/2013-winners

https://atlantablackstar.com/2014/04/10/8-high-schools-excellence-black-students/5/

https://talkupaps.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/aps-1st-2012-french-spelling-bee-winner-price-8th-grader-troytoria-wade/

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/51b79173e4b0f643c17e5f0f/t/5727b4362b8ddee9e87c0c5b/1462219842754/Newsletter+16-04Apr-25.pdf

https://tntp.org/fishman-prize/winners/fishman-prize-2013amy

Thank you a million times for your support!

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 17 hrs
  • elizabeth thomas 
    • $20 
    • 3 d
  • Evelyn Hunter 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • STEFFANIE HAGGINS 
    • $10 
    • 6 d
  • Donnie Tuggle 
    • $50 
    • 7 d
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Organizer

C Chérie Hardy 
Organizer
Atlanta, GA
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