LETTERS FROM THE OWNERS, SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2016
When Parkplace Books closed in December 2015 I still felt it essential for Kirkland to continue to have an independent bookstore, and I was not ready to retire.
I offer grateful thanks for all the support you have extended to Rebecca and I over these many years and look forward to how you might extend that support to the new bookstore. Rebecca has retired but will likely be spending time in the new bookstore, particularly over the holiday season.
However, before we open for business several renovations are necessary. A new website and signage are being created, new computers and supplies must be purchased. We also have to raise some operating funds to be able to pay legal and insurance costs, and to establish accounts with book distributors and vendors. We will also have some marketing costs.
We have already received several generous donations that has helped us get nearly half-way to our goal of $25,000. More is needed to insure we will have a healthy business.
Any amount you are able to donate to BookTree will help.
As a special thank you, all donors will get recognition in the store newsletter and all donors who are able to contribute $250.00 or more, will be named on a plaque and displayed in a place of honor in the store. If you prefer to remain anonymous we would also respect that.
Just as important is your assistance in letting your friends and neighbors know that Kirkland will soon have a new independent bookstore. I hope you will become a regular customer, attend readings and special BookTree events and encourage others to shop at the store.
If you are able to make a donation, you can do so on our website, or you can send a check in the mail.
Please make your check out to BookTree and send it to:
609 Market St.
Kirkland, Wa 98033
With love and gratitude,
Owners: Mary Harris & Christopher J. Jarmick