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Keeping The Dawn Treader Afloat

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The Dawn Treader Book Shop is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where we have been selling used and rare books for 45 years. In this long legacy, we have grown from a tiny basement shop to a spacious storefront offering over seventy thousand books and housing one sarcophagus (which may or may contain a cursed mummy. We don't know, we don't open it). 

In the midst of quarantine we are facing financial catastrophe.  And we need help. After assessing our federal and state benefits, we are still at a massive deficiency. 

We are an Ann Arbor, MI, and even global, institution, which has shipped books to New Zealand and beyond.

We are multi-generational, unvarnished; we have heard folks come in, telling their small children, "When I was in college, this was my haven." 

We are a haven and we wish to continue to be one for a long time. 

Your support means providing that safe place, a treasure trove and escape to others. Please contribute as you are able.*

*contributions cover rent, payroll, and general maintenance to our storefront. Gift certificates available at


  • Marshal Rittenger
    • $10 
    • 3 yrs
  • Paul Combs
    • $20 
    • 3 yrs
  • John Rybock
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Teuta Zeneli
    • $30 
    • 3 yrs
  • Sara Walker
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Africa Schaumann
Ann Arbor, MI
William Gillmore

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