Jam Bookshop - Thank you

by David Ziggy Greene in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Jam Bookshop - Thank you
We did it
On 23rd July 2022 we successfully raised £26,182 with 472 supporters in 83 days

Thanks for helping a small bookshop. £26,182 was raised thanks to 472 great donors. Enough was raised to open & run Jam bookshop for a year.

by David Ziggy Greene in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

Extra money raised can contribute to more amazing stock, building a webshop and run more in-store events to promote creators.

About Jam bookshop:

Your support will help keep Jam an unparalleled independent bookshop: half of the space will showcase a hand-picked selection of essential literary genres and classics, while the other half will focus on a specialist range of must read graphic novels and art/illustration/design books.


The shop is in the heart of creative Shoreditch, London and funding helps me survive the first year.

Money helps run the exhibitions and creator events.


There is a bookbank. This is a little invention for books like the food donation boxes that supermarkets display. People can buy a book to donate to the bookbank box which will be put on display a number of times a week (always available by request). The books are donated to a Shoreditch homeless charity.

I have deep, persistent love for books, creativity, music, illustration, communal encouragement and the pursuit of being unique.

All these loves are reflected in Jam Bookshop.



It's been a mission for a long time to open my own bookshop.

But... while spending 12 years as a freelance illustrator in London does strengthen your determination and skill at surviving in tough climates, it doesn't exactly leave you... rolling in excess cash for such a project.

Sure, it could be seen as radical to open a bookshop in choppy times on the high street but I honestly believe that this kind of radical risk is what people need to take to help society survive. Let's not give up on the things we love!


About me:

I have been an acclaimed illustrator while working in both journalism and publishing. My work has been printed regularly in some of the most read publications in the world. I have sold-out self-published books and have had books released by small to huge publishers in the UK and France.

Also, I created the UK & Ireland-wide event Small Press Day which takes place on one day a year, in dozens of shops to promote the next wave of small press publishing creators. It has been running and growing each year since 2016. I believe that the future fades if we don't harness the creativity we have now. Shops are a big part of that.


I have the knowledge and insight to run a efficient bookshop business using my 6 years' experience of working in bookshops with strong sales, stock control, systems management and display responsibilities.

Your help:

This crowdfunding can ease the burden that new businesses like this take on, helping it get into stable profit sooner.

Thank you for anything you can spare.

Every penny is deeply appreciated - no donation is too small (or large!).




This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A big thank you for helping start something great. (via an email too)

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Tote bag + bookmark

£26 or more

35 of 100 claimed

Kate x David Tote bag

Limited edition (100) tote bag + Bookmark. This specially designed tote mixes 2 musical legends: Kate Bush and David Byrne. Two of my most popular designs combined!

£26 or more

15 of 100 claimed

Gorilla mood tote bag

Gorilla mood Tote bag. Limited edition (100) tote bag + Bookmark.

£30 or more

63 of 100 claimed

£30 Reward

Ltd Edition Print + Bookmark. An exclusive, signed print by David Ziggy Greene. A4 size, colour.

£40 or more

12 of 50 claimed

Kate x David T-shirt

Limited edition (50) T-shirt + Bookmark. This specially designed tote mixes 2 musical legends: Kate Bush and David Byrne. Two of my most popular designs combined!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Pick a book + tote bag + bookmark. Order a book from us when the shop opens.

£75 or more

11 of 20 claimed

£75 Reward

Jam Bookshop T-shirt + pick a book + tote bag + bookmark.

£100 or more

12 of 12 claimed

£100 Reward

Drawing workshop + T-shirt + pocket notepad + pick a book + tote bag + bookmark. Attend a 3 hour drawing workshop in the shop with David Ziggy Greene. Date tbc with attendees.

£100 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Jim & Wilson Reward

Friday Night Dinner print SIGNED by show creator/writer Robert Popper + Jam tote bag + bookmark. One for huge Friday Night Dinner fans!

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