Small Bookstores Crippled

Two stories of note:

Washington Heights Bookstore Raffling for Rent

Caliope Bookstore owner Ceasar Gonzalez has been evicted from his Dyckman Street location, but he’s trying to raise money to pay off the $36,000 he owes to the landlord – Fireside Pentecostal Assembly on Thayer Street.

Read the rest of Caliope bookstore tries to stay alive with raffle

Helping Homeless Ex-Bookseller:

Portland, OR-area bookseller Stephanie Griffin closed her store Twenty-third Avenue Books in January and then became homeless. “Startled neighbors discovered this in June” as “Griffin had started panhandling outside her old store,” Willamette Week writes.

Neighbors have set up a relief fund:
Donations can be made to
Stephanie Griffin Fund,
c/o Glenda Magistrale,
Consolidated Federal Credit Union,
2021 NE Sandy Blvd.,
Portland, OR 97232.

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