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CALLING ALL BIBLIOPHILES: LOREM IPSUM BOOKS FUNDRAISER

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Lorem Ipsum Books is closing, and it’s all your fault.

Well, almost. They’re not closed yet, but they do need your help to keep their doors open.

In a few days, Lorem Ipsum will be evicted from their Inman Square location. They’re asking for donations to make the $29,000 they need to prove they can pay rent--quickly--and stay open.

So basically, you should definitely give them your money.

Here’s the part where we get a little preachy. It’s not just Amazon and Internet-based stores that are killing the book industry; it’s us, too. Kindles and iPads and Nooks are fun, but they’re not a book.

There’s nothing like physically going to a bookstore, browsing the shelves, finding that diamond-in-the-rough edition of your favorite book, taking it home, and seeing it on your personal bookshelf.

And the smell! Can we talk about book smell?

Stores like Lorem Ipsum need to stay open to keep people in books. We don’t need Amazon sending us annoying e-mails about what they recommend (which is mostly books you’ve already looked up). We need a physical person to talk books to, someone who knows books, and who, ya know, reads them too.

So cash in those piggy banks, search couch cushions, and take some money out of your “weekend drinking” stash. Let’s save a bookstore.

Donations will not only make you all warm and fuzzy inside, but will get you some book swag -- $25 gets you a book of your choice, $50 gets you a Lorem Ipsum t-shirt.

With 36 hours left in their Indiegogo campaign, it’s Carpe diem time.



About CHRISTINE DELUNA

Christine is an editorial intern. She also believes she invented the phrase "fantastical" (she did not).
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One Response to CALLING ALL BIBLIOPHILES: LOREM IPSUM BOOKS FUNDRAISER

  1. Anne Vickman Anne Vickman says:

    Yo! Y’all should consider including a link to their Indiegogo campaign, too! http://www.indiegogo.com/lorem-ipsum-books?c=home