SAVE OUR BOOKSHOP IN TRING

by Ben Moorhouse in Tring, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

SAVE OUR BOOKSHOP IN TRING

Total raised £47,191

£64,500 target 3 days left
73% 414 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 29th May 2024 at 6:07pm

With the end of the shops lease approaching, we aim to find a solution to secure Our Bookshop's future.

by Ben Moorhouse in Tring, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Our Bookshop has been a feature in Tring for just four and a half years. In that short time, apart from being a much loved asset in its own right, it has also become a focus for so many great things that happen in the town including the Tring Book Festival, the Tringe Festival in July and all the stand-alone events throughout the year. Not forgetting the vibrant schedule of author visits to schools across the region.

The lease for the ground floor retail space where Our Bookshop sits finishes in 18 months time. The danger of the shop having to close is very real. The ending of the lease for the property is what closes more bookshops in this country than anything else.

However we have been offered a lifeline that could ensure the shops future.

The landlord has decided to sell and we have been offered the chance to purchase the ground floor property. Our bank will allow us to borrow 70% of the asking price. The repayments on this would be manageable based on the current turnover and overheads of the shop. The remaining 30% is £64,500. This is where we need the communities help.

We are appealing to supporters of Our Bookshop and the local community to assist in raising as much of this to ensure the shops survival.

We have generated a series of wonderful rewards that will hopefully encourage as many people as possible to support the campaign.

Packages
The following packages make up some of the rewards. Here is more information about a few of them...

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VINTAGE MOBILE CINEMA - visit website for more information
'Audrey' is a unique slice of cinema and automotive history. Original one of seven vehicles made in the 1960's, she is now the only one remaining and can generally be found attending one festival or another round the UK during the summer months. The rewards contained in this crowdfunding campaign are the only opportunity to enjoy a 'private' film for you and your family. 'Audrey' will be available to visit your home, or a suitable agreed location, within a 60 mile radius of 'Audrey's' home in Bicester. Ideal for that significant birthday or anniversary.

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SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION £100 GIFT COIN
Just 50 of these coins have been created as part of this Crowdfunding Campaign. These coins are included in the top 5 rewards.

TRINGE FESTIVAL 'PASSPORT' - visit website for more information
One of the best known comedy festivals in the UK, the Tringe takes place over three weeks in July. The 'Passport' will give you entry into every event at the theatre during the festival.

THE TRING BOOK FESTIVAL 'PASSPORT' - visit website for more information
A familiar event to many locals, the Tring Book Festival runs over 17-days in November where we transform our little corner of Hertfordshire into a book lover’s dream. It features a selection of the finest political thinkers, historians, poets, literary giants, nature writers and leading opinion formers to help us celebrate the joy of the written word. The 'Passport' will give you unlimited access to every event during the festival, irrespective of the venue.

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OUR BOOKSHOP 'WRAPPED' BOOK SUBSCRIPTION
Our monthly book subscription service. Receive a beautifully 'wrapped' book, hand-picked especially for you, every month. Leanne will be your dedicated bibliotherapist and will hand-pick a book each month, chosen especially to suit you. Every book arrives through the letterbox beautifully presented in wrapping paper and bound with string, along with one of our beautiful bookmarks to make sure you never lose your place!

A YEARS MONTHLY BOOKCLUB BOOKS
Every month we choose a hardback book of the month, and on the first Monday of the next month we meet to discuss the book. The amazing added bonus to this scheme, is the author of the book joins the bookclub meeting via Zoom to answer all our questions and to give deeper insight into themselves and their book.

Rewards

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

£50 or more

SUPPORTERS WALL

If you wish, your name will be included on the framed 'Supporters Wall' to be hung in Our Bookshop for at least the next year. * We will randomly gift one supporter from this reward with their own private screening on board the Vintage Mobile Cinema.

£250 or more

26 of 40 claimed

The Bookshop Package

* 1 years monthly bookclub books. * Plus your name will be included on the framed 'Supporters Wall'.

£500 or more

6 of 20 claimed

The Bronze Package

* 1 years monthly bookclub books. * 1 years 20% discount on all books purchased in Our Bookshop. * The special limited edition £100 gift coin. Plus your name will be included on the framed 'Supporters Wall'.

£1,000 or more

7 of 12 claimed

The Silver Package

* 1 years book subscription at one book a month. * 1 years monthly bookclub books. * 1 years Tringe OR Tring Book Festival passports for 2 people. * 1 years 20% discount on all books purchased in Our Bookshop. * The special limited edition £100 gift coin. Plus your name will be included on the framed 'Supporters Wall'.

£2,500 or more

1 of 8 claimed

The Gold Package

* 1 years book subscription at one book a month. * 1 years Tringe and Tring Book Festival passports for 2 people. * 1 years tickets for two people to every book and comedy event organised by Our Bookshop / Get Stuffed Live Events. * 1 years 20% discount on all books purchased in Our Bookshop. * The special limited edition £100 gift coin. * Plus your name will be included on the framed 'Supporters Wall'.

£5,000 or more

2 of 4 claimed

The Diamond Package

* 1 visit from the Vintage Mobile Cinema. * 1 years book subscription at one book a month. * 1 years Tringe and Tring Book Festival passports for 2 people. * 1 years tickets for two people to every book and comedy event organised by Our Bookshop / Get Stuffed Live Events. * 1 years 20% discount on all books purchased in Our Bookshop. * The special limited edition £100 gift coin. * Plus your name included on the framed 'Supporters Wall'

£10,000 or more

The Ultimate Package

* 2x visits from the Vintage Mobile Cinema to be used over the next 2-years. * 2 years book subscription. * 2 years Tringe & Tring Book Festival passports for 2 people. * 2 years tickets for 2 people to every book and comedy event organised by Our Bookshop / Get Stuffed Live Events. * 2 years 30% discount on all books purchased in Our Bookshop. * The special limited edition £100 gift coin. * Plus your name on the framed 'Supporters Wall.

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