Support Southland and The Bird & The Book

This isn’t just a small business - it’s family. For years, Southland Books & Cafe has provided a place for marginalized groups, activists and Democrats to meet for FREE. When Southland owners opened The Bird & The Book, they provided a place for large gatherings and organized events like Blount County's first Pride Day. From free space to catering discounts, they've been generous in so many ways. Now it’s our turn to give back. 

They are working hard to overcome the impact the coronavirus is having on their small business, but as more and more customers adhere to social distancing and practice self-isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the financial challenges could be devastating. Please donate $5, $10, $25 or MORE… whatever you can afford so we can help them keep their doors open. 

*Business owner Lisa Misosky will be able to withdraw 100% of your donations directly from this GoFundMe account. (Minus GoFundMe transaction fees of 2.9% , plus $0.30 per donation.) Donations are not tax-deductible.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Sarah Herron 
Maryville, TN
Lisa Misosky 
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