x-posted from my journal at snoopy's suggestion - The Underground Queer Martha
Apr. 15th, 2007
04:23 pm - x-posted from my journal at snoopy's suggestion
The only gay bookshop in the UK, Gay's the Word in London, is having financial problems and is in danger of closing: see here. I've only been there a couple of times, but it's a great place, and I think that what it represents is incredibly important; and there are so few great independent bookshops left in the UK. (Tangentially, my eternal favourite wee Scottish one still seems to be going strong).
One of the ways they are asking for support is by having people sponsor shelves, at £100 a go.
I haven't got a spare £100, but I could probably give £20 or £25 from my residual British overdraft; slemslempike is in the same situation (well, apart from the residual overdraft part). elysistrata and snoopymccrew are up for it, but as we're all totally skint we'd like to spread the cost a bit more!
Would anyone like to come in on sponsoring a shelf with us? The more people, the less money it will cost each. We could have the shelf dedicated to the Underground Queer Martha and friends...
(It's about $2 to the £, and I could be the source of $-£ conversion if anybody without access to a British bank account wanted to donate).