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“There is no more welcoming, magical and inspiring place than a bookshop.” - M.G. Leonard

We’re helping independent booksellers maintain their important places in towns and cities after a challenging period for retail businesses. For many, bookshops are more than just a shop and  provide a welcoming space for those who enjoy engaging with literature. Not to mention that the positive impact they have on the communities they serve, and on literature as an art form, is something that should not be lost.

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Let the crowd be a part of your story

Literature lovers are at the heart of what makes your bookshop the unique place it is. Crowdfunder can help you raise the money you need for your shop and drive awareness and customer engagement at the same time. Plus, it’s simple to set up. You can show your appreciation with rewards like signed books, a place on a wall of gratitude, or book vouchers. Or you can simply ask for donations from the people who want to see your bookshop thrive.

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An image of New Beacon Books shopfront

Case Study: Save New Beacon Bookshop

As the only remaining independent Black publishing and bookselling entity in the UK, New Beacon Books is beloved by many and plays an important role in the community. When the pandemic left them in a difficult financial situation, the crowd rallied around and raised £84,437 to keep them in business for generations to come.

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Benefits of crowdfunding

Easy to set up

Easy to set up

Create your page in minutes - tell your story, explain your plans and set your fundraising target.

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Guidance & advice

We’re here with a dedicated coaching hub to help you get the absolute best out of your crowdfunder.

Spread the word to your crowd

Spread the word

Tell everyone you know about your project - friends, colleagues and others in your community can all help.

Get funded as people pledge on your project

Get funded

Your supporters can donate or pledge money in return for tempting rewards once your project succeeds.

So what are you waiting for?