Thursday, December 11, 2008

In Other Words Book Store in trouble

I don't know why I didn't see this coming. Considering the fact that many of the local Women's Studies departments depend on the bookstore (not to mention the community itself), this is not welcome news.

In Other Words, like so many of our fellow bookstores, has fallen upon incredibly hard financial times. With the decline in our current economy, we have experienced severely decreased revenue. If we are unable to raise $11,000 by the end of December, In Other Words will have to close its doors.

We desperately need your help. We are confident that if everyone who cares about In Other Words makes a contribution, large or small, we will meet our goal. Please give as generously as you can to save the last remaining non-profit, feminist bookstore in the country: the place where so many Portland artists, activists, organizers, readers, writers, political thinkers, musicians and poets find their voice, their power, their community, and their political home.

Our community cannot afford to lose In Other Words, please help us save her!

You can make your tax-deductible donations on the In Other Words secure website, or by stopping into the store (8 NE Killingsworth).

Please forward this widely to your community, we need all the help we can get!

Sincerely,
The Board, Staff and Volunteers of In Other Words

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Program Director, In Other Words
katie@inotherwords.org
503.232.6003

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1 comment:

Joey said...

These hard economic times will have a major impact on nonprofits. With fewer donations coming in the door and an increase in the need for the services that nonprofits provide, I fear that many will close. I ask that everyone please give big to your favorite charity this holiday season. In fact, instead of gifts for some people, I will be donating in their honor.