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Please help save this indie used bookstore!!

Here's a little appeal: An indie used bookstore in Hong Kong is facing some financial hardship and is doing a fundraising. I'm spreading the word and hope that they can reach the goal to keep from foreclosure. It's a very nice store, the type where the owner remembers the customers' name and preferences, and the article mentioned how sometimes the owner will give free books to a customer if he can't afford it, or leaves a message on the inside page for his customers: “May I borrow your reading time?”

A little intro about the bookstore:
https://thehkhub.com/---/happy-place-flow-books

A news article:
https://www.hongkongfp.com/---/flow-endangered-bookshop-profit-takes-second-place-building-relationships

And the fundraising page:
https://www.simplygiving.com/---/CommunityToSaveFlowBooks

Please help me spread the word if you think someone else may be interested. Thank you so much!!

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Here's a little appeal: An indie used bookstore in Hong Kong is facing some financial hardship and is doing a fundraising. I'm spreading the word and hope that they can reach the goal to keep from foreclosure. It's a very nice store, the type where the owner remembers the customers' name and preferences, and the article mentioned how sometimes the owner will give free books to a customer if he can't afford it, or leaves a message on the inside page for his customers: “May I borrow your reading time?”

A little intro about the bookstore:
https://thehkhub.com/happy-place-flow-books/

A news article:
https://www.hongkongfp.com/---/flow-endangered-bookshop-profit-takes-second-place-building-relationships/

And the fundraising page:
https://www.simplygiving.com/---/CommunityToSaveFlowBooks

Please help me spread the word if you think someone else may be interested. Thank you so much!!
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Reposted on my blog: https://moem.dreamwidth.org/347323.html
A little signal boosting never hurts.


Thanks!! <3 <3 <3 <3
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I gave a small donation and shared it on my Facebook page.
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I gave a small donation and shared it on my Facebook page.


Thanks, so sweet of you! <3 They are now about US$200 short of the goal, I hope they can make it.

I asked my husband to donate, but he said if a store can't make enough business to pay rent it should close, I couldn't disagree as I was a business major, and reading the article you can tell the owner is not a saavy businessman. But that's exactly what appeals to the reader in me. A bookstore where someone treats books gently and cares most of all to find a good home for a book, whether that reader can pay or not.
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he said if a store can't make enough business to pay rent it should close, I couldn't disagree as I was a business major, and reading the article you can tell the owner is not a saavy businessman. But that's exactly what appeals to the reader in me.

Your husband is not wrong, but you're not wrong either! I hope the store pulls through.
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and can re-open again but we now learn that this is only a partial repayment of the rent owing. Goodness knows how much they owe, and I am starting to think like you that it may no longer be a viable business.

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