Independent bookstores are the lifeblood of any community. Recently, the passionate book-lovers of New York’s Upper West Side crowdfunded over $50,000 to save beloved local independent bookstore Westsider Books from an untimely closure. People love their bookstores, and that love transcends what’s on the shelves. Independent bookstores support local authors, diverse books, and the neighborhoods that love them so.
These literary hotspots are more than safe (and beautiful!) spaces. They represent a community of people who are truly passionate about books and reading—a community that Bookstr is proud to support.
We need local bookstores now more than ever, and, here at Bookstr, we’re passionate about raising awareness of the importance of these places, these sacred spaces that at once cozy and enormous enough to contain a thousand worlds.
We want to know about your favorite bookstore, the one that always makes you feel like you’ve come home. Is it that cozy nook down the block with personally curated shelves? Is it the one that brought you some peace when you were at your most stressed-out? What about the bookstore you stumbled into that rainy Wednesday and never really left? We want to know.
Click here to tell us all about what makes your favorite store so special, and it could be featured on Bookstr, made available to our international audience of 1.5 million fans! Include photos, gushing testimonials, memories of a sunlit afternoon—anything to show how much you care. Earn your beloved book spot free publicity, and earn yourself a huge THANK YOU across all our social media channels in the form of fun articles, interviews, and more!
(And hey, if those bookstores don’t give you a free book or two after the enthusiastic promotion, we can’t be held responsible.)