Our gofundme for Star Cat Books is stalled at just over $1,000. Our rent, which we just paid for April, was $725. We now have two bills due: electric & internet (both necessary because they run our security system). $133 + $142.
We also need to pay May’s rent of $725.
Do the math. We aren’t going to make it unless we get an influx of money. PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO ALL YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA. Keep an independent bookstore in VT alive.
If you want to tug at heartstrings, this is the bookstore run by one of Neil Gaiman’s copyeditors and friends.
WE NEED HELP OR WE WILL BE FORCED TO SHUT THE DOORS AND WALK AWAY FROM 3K OF BOOKS, SHELVING, CASH REGISTER, EVERYTHING.
I’m getting desperate.
I’d say buy books from us, but our bookshop on the bookshop DOT org doesn’t pay enough and it only pays once every 15-20 days. We need money NOW.
Want to try audiobooks but don’t want to give money to The Big Company? Want instead to support an indie bookstore? We are affiliated with LibroFM, which has all the books the other guy has, plus more. $14.95/mo (1st month = 3 books, 2 extra for free, 1 book per month thereafter), 30% off all other books all the time, easy returns no questions asked, can stop at any time. A la carte purchases whenever you want if you don’t want to subscribe.
I’ve personally been listening to books from LibroFM and they’re marvelous! I listen on my iPad and color at the same time (my downtime, relaxing thing to do). They’re great for drive-time, for anytime you can’t hold a book in your hand or if you just want to relax and listen.
I need to, for the next few weeks, reduce the hours at the store. I’m about to have knee replacement surgery in early August, but my “good” knee is worse than the one being replaced, so by 4pm I’m ready for ice on both of them and to be lying down.
So, all this is saying, for several weeks our hours will be:
10am – 3pm, Tuesday-Saturday
If you’re by early, I may be in as early as 9am, as my husband comes with me to help open the store and then rush off to work, himself.
Looking forward to seeing you all! Remember, the month of June is our big SALE month! 40% off all used books, 15% off all new books.
STAR CAT BOOKS is reopening Tuesday, June 9, 2020!
40% off all used books, 15% off all new books.
We will be supplying gloves for all customers for your protection & the books’ — we require all customers wear their own masks to enter the store. We are also gloved & masked for your protection and ours. We love our customers and want them safe.\
Our maximum capacity will be 4 customers (5 if my assistant isn’t around or I’m not around).
Our online bookshop is up and running. Browse our recommendations, search for any book you want! As long as our logo and bookstore name are at the top of your page, you’ll be ordering from us (with us getting the profit!); shipping is direct to you.
Note that gift certificates from our store cannot be applied to the online bookshop.
We are in the process of setting up an online bookshop (new books only for now) similar to what we had before. Please bear with us as this process may take a few weeks; the woman in charge of it for the company we’re dealing with is home sick (we hope you will keep her in your thoughts).
Watch this space for more information as it comes!