Be part of a New Chapter in the Story of Mr B's

by Mr B's Emporium, Bath in Bath, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 5th November 2018 we successfully raised £63,765 with 847 supporters in 28 days

We’re growing our bookshop and need help to create an extraordinary space for kids and connect book-lovers with authors and illustrators

by Mr B's Emporium, Bath in Bath, England, United Kingdom


Alan Summers 5th November 2018

Just wanted to give another amount as this is so important! An incredible resource for the City of Bath and all who can visit from around the country and overseas too!

Bekky Harrison 5th November 2018

Please include the following names on the ceiling: Lisa Pascoe Bekky Harrison So excited to be a part of your fundraising! we love your bookshop!!

Gigi Wierzbicki 5th November 2018

Nothing is better than seeing your favourite book shop expand. I will very much enjoy seeing such a lovely business grow and develop, and I wish them all the luck for the bookish future!

Lauren Bingham 4th November 2018

Mr B’s is one of my most favourite places in the world, and I recommend it to everyone I meet. I can’t wait to see what magic you create with more space!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

The Bag of Thanks

We’ll give you a new limited edition Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag and add your name to our Mr B’s supporters’ website list

£15 or more

The Thank You From Above

We’ll add your name to our new supporters’ ceiling at Mr B’s and to our website. We’ll give you a Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag too

£20 or more

The Letter-Pressed Thank You

You’ll receive a limited edition “thank-you” letterpress bookmark designed and printed by Meticulous Ink + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our supporters’ ceiling and website

£25 or more

The Fox, Finch & Tepper Thank You

You can choose to receive any one title published by our baby sister publishing house Fox, Finch & Tepper + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + letterpress bookmark + your name on our supporters’ ceiling and website

£30 or more

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The French Noir Thank You

You’ll receive a numbered copy of the Mr B’s/Gallic Press limited edition of Pascal Garnier’s noir novel “How’s the Pain” with cover by Stanley Donwood + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our supporters’ ceiling and website

£40 or more

The Mr B's Stationery Thank You

We’ll be designing and introducing the first ever Mr B’s notepad. You’ll receive one from the very first box along with one of our beloved Palamino Blackwing pencils (naturally) + letterpress bookmark + Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£45 or more

The Mr B’s “T” Thank You

Another first, our new Mr B’s t-shirts are being designed now and will come in early 2019. We’ll give you one in your chosen size + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£50 or more

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The Hero Book Bag Thank You

We’ll flex our recommendation muscles to imagine the favourite books of your hero or heroine (real or fictional). We’ll hand-pick and wrap three books that we think your hero or heroine would have had by their bedside, making a unique gift for you or a friend + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£50 or more

The Snout of Doubt Thank You

Not sure what to read next? Tricky-to-buy-for-friend? Never fear, the Snout of Doubt is here. Delegate your decision-making to shop dog Vlashka. We’ll place her in front of 2 different piles of books, each containing 3 superb 2018 paperback novels, aside a tasty treat. You’ll get the books next to the snaffled treat! + snaffle video + letterpress bookmark + Mr B's Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our supporters' ceiling & website

£60 or more

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The Holiday Book Bag Thank You

Name a destination and we’ll put together the perfect literary travel bag for you or a friend. We’ll choose and wrap four books (fiction or narrative non-fiction) themed to the location of your choice + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£60 or more

The Friendly Face Thank You

A lovely gift for younger book lovers. You will receive four of our very favourite paperback picture books on the theme of inclusivity and acceptance + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling & website.

£65 or more

The Chart Joker Thank You

This one-time use special joker token can be exchanged in Mr B’s or on our website at any point in 2019 for one copy of each of our Top 6 Fiction or Non-Fiction Chart + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£80 or more

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The Sit Down Thank You

Be forever part of the furniture at Mr B’s. We’ll put the name of your choice on a plaque on a Mr B’s event chair and you’ll get a pair of tickets to any four of our in-house events so you can try out the chair you’ve sponsored + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£100 or more

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The Animal Mural Thank You

Choose your favourite forest or jungle animal and local artist Alex Lucas will paint it onto her mural in our stunning new children’s room. We’ll give you a photo of her depiction of your animal + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£150 or more

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The Broadcasted Thank You

You and a friend will be Jess’ special guests on a Mr B’s podcast talking about your favourite books. You’ll join Jess and a colleague for a 45 minute recording session in the shop (evening to be agreed)and your episode will be released a few weeks’ later + goodie bag including advance reading copies + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£175 or more

The Mr B’s Favourites Thank You

We will send you 12 wrapped books, one chosen by each member of the Mr B’s team as their favourite read of Spring 2019 together with reading notes explaining why we love them so much + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£200 or more

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The Imaginarium Desk Thank You

We’ll engrave your name or business’ name on a brass plaque on the writer’s desk in our new Imaginarium + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£200 or more

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The Bench Plaque Thank You

We’ll engrave your name or business’ name on one of five brass plaques on the beautiful garden bench that will sit close to the tree in the centre of our new children’s room + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£200 or more

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The Event Sponsor Thank You

We’ll give your business named sponsorship of 1 of the first 25 author events (from intimate to huge) that we host after our expansion. We’ll put your flyers on chairs, mention you in all publicity, give you 6 front-row seats for you and your guests and a massive on-stage thank you. A lucky dip will match sponsoring companies to events + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£250 or more

The Milne Membership Thank You

You’ll receive Milne Membership of Mr B’s for life which, in honour of “When We Were Six”, grants you 6% off all future purchases of books from us whether at the shop or online. We will give you a personal non-transferable bronze membership card and secure web-code + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£250 or more

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The Personal Shelf Thank You

You can curate your own “favourites” shelf in the bibliotherapy room at Mr B’s for six months. We‘ll display six of your favourite books on your own named shelf in pride of place alongside the Mr B’s team favourites and you can spread the word about them to other customers by completing your own Mr B's handwritten review cards + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£275 or more

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The Join the Crew Thank You

Be a bookseller for the day! Come and join the team, work the till, recommend to customers, co-host a Reading Spa, be Mr and Mrs B’s guest for a lovely lunch, check-in books, smell the books, perhaps work backstage at an author event + goodie bag including advance reading copies + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£300 or more

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The "Here We Go" Thank You

Buy the unwavering support of Mr B’s for your favourite sports team for a year. From professional to very amateur, football to roller derby, local or distant, Mr B’s will spread the word about your team, buy your team’s shirt and display it and shout about results on social media. First come first served for each of 2019-2023! + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£400 or more

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The Penguin Table Thank You

This is your chance to own the glass topped table constructed from 98 Penguin books (photo opposite (not the man!)) that has graced Mr B’s for four years (180cm(w) x 64(h) x 40(d)). Created by artist Annie Scotland (aka Ed’s mum) who painstakingly drilled through the books to allow metal spindles to be inserted in each leg + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling & website. Collect only.

£400 or more

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The Children’s Party Thank You

You can host an exclusive children’s party in the new Wood Between the Words children’s room. Up to twelve kids will be greeted by some of the Mr B’s team (on a Sunday between 5pm-7pm to be agreed), for bookish treasure hunts, games, party food, drinks, story-time and a book each to take away + you’ll receive a letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£500 or more

The Mole Membership Thank You

You’ll receive Mole Membership of Mr B’s which, in honour of Adrian’s secret diary, will give you 13¾% off all future purchases of books from Mr B’s whether at the shop or online. We will give you a personal non-transferable silver membership card and secure web-code + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£500 or more

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The Candlelit Book Group Thank You

Bring your book group of up to 10 people for a candlelit book group evening at Mr B’s with bubbly and pizza and two of the Mr B’s team on hand to participate in the discussions + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bags for everyone to take away with some advance reading copies + letterpress bookmarks + the name of you or your book group on the Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£600 or more

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The Back to School Thank You

You can send two of the Mr B’s team into the local school of your choice to help inspire young readers. We’ll lead a session with a year group of your or the school’s choice and read from and recommend some of their favourite books. They’ll leave behind a large box of books for the school library and a LOT of eager new book-fans + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£750 or more

The Heller Membership Thank You

You’ll receive Heller membership of Mr B’s which (with no catch) will grant you 22% off all future purchases of books from Mr B’s whether at the shop or online. We will give you a personal non-transferable gold membership card and secure web-code + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

£2,500 or more

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The Bookshop Band Thank You

The incredible Bookshop Band, born here at Mr B’s, will write a song about your favourite book (or, if you’re an author, about your book!) and debut it as part of a special one-hour concert performance, with bubbly and nibbles, for you and 25 guests at Mr B’s! + Heller Membership of Mr B‘s + letterpress bookmark + Mr B’s Imaginarium cloth bag + your name on our Mr B’s supporters’ ceiling and website

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