Bring Back Word Up Community Bookshop

raised by 746 people in 1 month
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$60,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on January 1, 2013
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  • $5USD

    Contribute at this level, and you'll receive a WOODEN NICKEL, redeemable for a used book once we reopen or at any community event where we have used books.

    Estimated delivery: January 2013

    53 claimed

  • $15USD

    Special-edition Word Up POSTCARD PRINT WITH A HAIKU POEM written by a member of the Word Up volunteer collective + wooden nickel above.

    Estimated delivery: January 2013

    96 claimed

  • $30USD

    T-SHIRT that debuted during our Birthday Fund Drive, designed by Word Up collective member Mary Ann Wincorkowski + all the goodies above. ADULTS—sizes XXS to XXL; maroon heather / medium blue heather / black heather. KIDS—sizes 2T or 3T; bright red / royal blue.

    Estimated delivery: January 2013

    227 claimed

  • $40USD

    Join us for a summertime reception, complete with literary readings and music, in the beautiful back yard of La Casa Azul Bookstore in East Harlem: Our friends at La Casa Azul have graciously offered up their gorgeous, outdoor space to celebrate and strengthen uptown BOOK LOVE. Check out the back yard here: And check out Aurora’s cameo in our BOOK LOVE promo video here:

    Estimated delivery: June 2013

    4 out of 50 claimed

  • $50USD

    Young readers and writers, this one's for you: Get a Word Up NOTEBOOK, plus a copy of MANIFESTO SUPERNATURAL or DIG IT!, books written by teens who participated in our Voices: Our Young People Speak after-school program, a collaboration between Word Up/Seven Stories Institute and People's Theatre Project + all the goodies above.

    Estimated delivery: January 2013

    41 claimed

  • $75USD

    A copy of the book VOICES OF THE DIASPORA: STORIES AND TESTIMONIES OF DOMINICAN IMMIGRANT WOMEN, compiled by Washington Heights resident and publisher of Cayena Publications, Mary Ely Peña-Gratereaux + all the goodies above.

    Estimated delivery: January 2013

    18 out of 400 claimed

  • $100USD

    A stylish and sturdy Baggu TOTE BAG printed with the Word Up logo, to carry all your goodies from the previous contribution levels + all the goodies above.

    Estimated delivery: February 2013

    70 claimed

  • $150USD

    Take a walk through Washington Heights in our new bilingual (English/Spanish), full-color STORYBOOK PRODUCED BY THE WORD UP COLLECTIVE. Sandy Jimenez, renowned comic book artist and Washington Heights resident, illustrates the story of Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria, and the neighborhood that helped build it. As an additional thanks to you, we will print your name in the acknowledgments. Be a part of the story of Word Up! + all the goodies above.

    Estimated delivery: June 2013

    21 claimed

  • $250USD

    Invitation for you and a guest to an exclusive COCKTAIL PARTY at our new space before we open to the public. Catch a sneak peek at what the new space will look like! If you've ever been to a party at Word Up, you KNOW how fun this will be! + all the goodies above.

    14 claimed

  • $500USD

    Invitation for you and a guest to an INTIMATE DINNER with music and special guests, with gourmet menu crafted by chef Lester Almanzar Paiewonsky, of Northern Manhattan's The Upper Club + all the goodies above.

    8 claimed

  • $1,000USD

    FIRST 28 CONTRIBUTORS at this level receive an ORIGINAL PAGE OF ART from the Word Up storybook we're making, illustrated by Sandy Jimenez (see $150 level for more details). ALL contributors at this level will have their NAMES ENGRAVED ON A PLAQUE at the store. (Engravings can be for organizations or individuals.) And you get LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP to our Community Supported Bookshop (CSB) program! (CSB memberships are for individuals only) + all the goodies above.

    Estimated delivery: June 2013

    3 claimed

  • $5,000USD

    Receive a symbolic KEY TO WORD UP, a beautiful key-shaped art piece, handmade by one of the many craftspeople who support Word Up. PLUS you'll receive FOREVER MEMBERSHIP to our Community Supported Bookshop (CSB) program—transferable to your next generation, like a rent-controlled apartment + all goodies above.

    Estimated delivery: March 2013

    1 claimed

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