We are aiming to raise enough money to open an independent children's bookshop with the hope of inspiring children to read.
As special needs teachers, we have first-hand experience of how important books can be in a child's life. From providing entertainment and enjoyment, all the way to shaping the way we live our lives, books are a powerful thing. We hope that by creating an environment where children can choose, read and experience a variety of books, we can instill a love of reading that they can nuture and develop throughout their lives.
About the Project
We hope that by using Crowdfunder, we will raise enough money to open a children's bookshop. We hope that by opening a bookshop, we will provide all children with the opportunity to develop a love of reading which will follow them through their lives. We aim to do this through our inclusive environment, giving all children access, a variety of resources including story sacks and social stories, offering a variety of book-themed workshops and events, providing an adult refreshment area and being welcome to all, including dogs.
What We Are Doing Now
At the moment we are developing our business by attending local fayres and running second-hand book stalls. We are using this time to raise money and to gather market research to create our business model. We are also researching exsiting bookshops to find out as much information as we can.
Where the Money Will Go
We are aiming to raise enough money to buy premises for our bookshop. To do this we will be spending some of the money on leaflets and cards to advertise, both second-hand and new stock for the shop and local fayres and for shop fittings.
We are very grateful for any money we raise and as a thank you, when we are able to buy our shop, your name will be included on a book in our bookshelves painting. You will also be invited to our launch party.