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Save the Couth Buzzard

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Recently the Seattle arts and music community was shocked to learn of the imminent closing of the Couth Buzzard bookstore in the Greenwood neighborhood. This is a body blow to the numerous music, writing and social groups who depend on this "Third Place" pillar of our city.

Our answer to this news is, Not On Our Watch! We are the "Friends Of The Buzzard," a group of people who love the Couth Buzzard and whose lives have been changed by the bonds and friendships we've made there. We make music there. We meet with fellow writers there. We attend amazing concerts there. It's a balm for loneliness and isolation. It's a place of acceptance and caring for anyone who walks in the door. We want to imagine how the Couth Buzzard can do more than survive from crisis to crisis but thrive and grow. We don't know what that looks like yet, but we want to buy time to create a map and a business plan for a reimagined Couth Buzzard.

This fundraiser is for rent and expenses at least through the end of May. It is Phase 1. We are buying time. A committee is forming to imagine a future for the Couth Buzzard. With some breathing room, we can create a renewed Couth Buzzard. But only if can we keep the doors open until then.


  • Daniel Buonadonna
    • $5 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous
    • $500 
    • 2 mos
  • susan Burke
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Daniel Buonadonna
    • $5 
    • 2 mos
  • Daniel Buonadonna
    • $5 
    • 3 mos

Fundraising team (3)

Doug Plummer
Seattle, WA
Theo Dzielak
Sara Depp
Team member
kate smith
Team member

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