At this moment, the friends in need are the good people of Modern Times Bookstore.
Modern Times has come up on my blog before, though maybe not explicitly. I tend to link to it when I mention things like having a "nerdy bookgasm" upon discovering that a bookstore offers selections for people of color, queer folks and anyone else looking for something more than the small scope of literature offered in mainstream bookstores. The store also hosts some fantastic events, including the writing workshop and open mic I led as part of CUAV's Safetyfest last year.
I'd love to make this all about me, seeing as Modern Times is one of my absolute favorite places and preserving it is vital to my own happiness, but this is definitely about more than me. This beloved bookstore has done so much for the communities they serve, and now they need our help in return. Unfortunately, they have to vacate their space, and they're in need of our support during this time. They've made the details of the move, as well as ways you can help, available here on their website. But I might as well spread the word by helping ways to post here. Feel free to steal from me and help spread the word, too!
The best ways to help Modern Times Bookstore…
- Buy Books! Starting Wednesday March 16th we will be having a STORE WIDE SALE. Most NEW books @ 20% off & USED books @ 50% off. This sale will not apply to certain items such as special orders, coursebooks and event books. The more we sell now, the less we’ll all have to carry over to the new space!
- Come to our Events! We have exciting events scheduled through April including a ‘Goodbye to 888 Valencia’ Party on Saturday April 23rd. check out MTBS.com for more details!
- Look for updates about our move. As soon as we know more about our new location and how you can help move us there, we will post it in our window at 888 Valencia as well as on our website and facebook page.