We're big fans of downtown's The Last Bookstore (read our review here), so I'm excited to see that the store will be expanding. Here's what they're up to:
The construction is still in progress, but the end result will be brand-new shelves of over 100,000 $1 books. We're also taking down some of the walls up there so you'll be able to look down onto the first floor of the Bookstore while you browse upstairs. This new space will also serve as an amazing community builder, as half of all net proceeds from sales on the second floor will go to support tutoring homeless Skid Row kids. It's going to be a lot easier to rationalize taking home a few extra books now.
To support the Mezzanine Expansion, the Last Bookstore is asking for some donations via IndieGoGo. And there's something in it for you:
*Donate $5 and get $6 credit in the store on used books, DVDs, or CDs
*Donate $10 and you get 15 one-dollar books
*$20 gets you $30 of store credit towards any used books
*A $50 donation will earn you $80 used book store credit
Head over to their website for more info.