Burley Fisher Books Kickstarter

Burley Fisher Books Kickstarter


Hello, my name is Sam Fisher
and I’m one half of Burley Fisher Books I’m Jason, the other half of Burley Fisher
Books I started selling books in 1984, and you may
have wandered past my bookshop in Old Street Station, which I opened in 2002 and where
I met Sam We recently opened a new independent bookshop
in Haggerston on Kingsland Road. A lot of people have been saying that independent
bookselling is in trouble, and Jason has been continually bucking that trend for the last
35 years, so it has been a pleasure to work for him and learn from him. Since we opened we have been doing as much
as we can to try to support local authors and independent presses, and a large part
of that has been running events. We have found that there is a great appetite
for talking about books and meeting authors. It has been so popular that we have actually
outgrown the space. So we are trying to raise £7500 in order
to renovate the basement so that we can continue to expand upon and improve our efforts. We want to invest in better lighting, add
an audio-visual component. We want to renovate the kitchen so that we
can do events with food, and just generally all of the things you need to do to make it
fit to be occupied by people. We also want to have it ready so that the
community can use the space; space is at a premium in London and we want it to be a resource
for local people. And in exchange for your support we would
like to offer a number of rewards. For £5 we’ll make you a delicious cup of
coffee. For £10, we’ll give you a tote bag and
your name on the wall in the new space. £100 will get you a place at the table at
a literary-themed supper club. For £500 you’ll get a year’s book subscription,
with a paperback book and a hardback book every month. Or, for £5000 we’ll create for you a personally
curated library of 250 new books – or – a selection of rare books by your favourite
author or on a particular subject. And if none of those take your fancy, there’s
plenty more rewards on offer. We would absolutely love the opportunity to
continue the work we’ve been doing with independent presses, and with local authors. So, please get involved. Thanks!

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