Help Knowledge Bookstore to grow

$300 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 13 months
Help Knowledge Bookstore to continue serving the community

Knowledge Bookstore needs your help! Help us keep the dream alive.

Knowledge Bookstore started as a dream realized.  It began as an independent African centered bookstore that offered books, black dolls and gift items, not readily available in the mainstream stores.  It became a community space as well as the go to source for writers, poets, artists and entrepreneurs.  

Knowledge Bookstore liberation lounge provides opportunities for authors, artists, musicians, and various other community members to use our space for events in order to build our community.  Knowledge would like to continue expanding its "Encouraging Young Minds"  and "Mentoring our Youth" program but we cannot do this without your support. 

 The need for Knowledge Bookstore to grow and thrive is clear.  Between 2002 and 2012, two-thirds of black-owned bookstores closed, according to statistics compiled by Troy Johnson, founder of the African-American Literature Book Club (AALBC). Of the roughly 400 stores that remained, more than half closed in 2013 and 2014. The closings continued in 2015, leaving only 67 black-owned bookstores at the end of January 2016. As bookstores continue to go out of business— if we’re not careful—a culture of literacy, interpersonal engagement and community building may disappear with them. People want to have a place to go to celebrate and investigate black heritage.  Knowledge Bookstore is a place for anyone who wants to be restored and rejuvenated.

So donate and help Knowledge to thrive. Support your independent bookstore, and uplift our community.
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Big thanks to our first donor. The Knowledge Bookstore family appreciates your love and support. Your donation is an indication that you would not only like to see us continue serving the community but also to see us grow. Blessings
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$300 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 13 months
Created January 19, 2017
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$50
Richard Liburd
12 months ago

Keep up the good work!

MP
$20
Monick Porter
12 months ago

Wisdom is power; knowledge empowers. Great initiative to assist in our youth empowerment

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13 months ago
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