INCLUSIVE POP-UP BOOKSHOPS IN THE UK AND IRELAND

by KNIGHTS OF in London, Greater London, England

£9,915

raised of £30,000 target

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This project will only be funded if at least £30,000 is pledged by January 15th 2019 at 9:45am

We want #ReadTheOnePerCent inclusive pop-up bookstores to appear across the UK and Ireland – supported with a children’s bookshop in Brixton

by KNIGHTS OF in London, Greater London, England

One per cent of UK children’s books featured a BAME protagonist in 2017. When we opened a five day pop-up bookshop in October filled ONLY with representative books we were overwhelmed by the response: families knocking on the window to get in before we had unpacked any books.

THE DEMAND IS REAL: people came from across London to visit the temporary shop – with incredible, emotional and passionate responses. The power of readers seeing themselves represented on shelves was inspiring and lead some to tears. 

We are going to bring the #ReadTheOnePercent pop-up bookshop to other cities around the UK and Ireland. With a central store in London’s Brixton, we want to hire a permanent bookseller to focus on making the #ReadTheOnePercent stores happen in as many cities as possible. The pop-ups, and the Brixton shop, will be focal points for all representative books, from all publishers, and shared with those that truly need it--a flexible, mobile store that we can move quickly and make destination events for readers to see themselves in books across the country. 

Want to help make it happen? We have rewards for every one and no matter what whatever level you support you will have an opportunity to use the pop-up space for events and receive early access to tickets and discounts. 

We know there’s a need and this is our way of filling just a small part of that.



"To redress imbalances in representation is not an act of charity but an act of necessity that benefits and enriches all of our realities" 

- CLPE Reflecting Realities Report


WHERE WILL WE POP-UP?

We have invites to LIVERPOOL, EDINBURGH, and BIRMINGHAM, if we can raise the funds then we will meet these requests – and fulfil the commitments agreed in the rewards. After that we’re open to suggestion and will be looking for partners to help us find pop-up opportunities across the UK and Ireland. 

WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO?

We want to hire a full-time specialist bookseller - to run a pop-up programme across the UK and Ireland, with a base in Brixton as a permanent bookstore. The majority of the funding will go to paying for that never-before-seen role: an inclusive specialist children’s bookseller serving the UK and Ireland.

The other largest expense is shop fittings! Building mobile pop-up bookshelves to ensure that we can get around the country, carry books and look good when everything arrives. We have a rough estimate on the cost but the more we can raise the more imaginative we can get!

Smaller costs include setting up accounts, till systems and deposit costs on the Brixton space too. And of course fulfilling the rewards we promised to make it all happen!

BUDGET BREAKDOWN


"It means so much. It would have meant so much for me as a child to read a book where there was a character in it that I could relate to. I could see myself in the book." 

- ADE ADEPITAN 


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£250 or more

2 of 7 claimed

MS Feedback from a World Class Editor

Get your manuscript submission ready, with personal feedback and exclusive access to one of the amazing volunteer children’s book professionals. If we hit funding, you will be contacted to send your submission (4,000 words max, two-page synopsis and pitch letter). You will receive back personalised one-to-one feedback. Editors include: Karen Ball, Sara Grant, Ben Horslen, Jasmine Richards, Jo Moult, Sara O'Connor and Sarah Odedina

£25 or more

Receive a Tote Bag or Enamel pin

THANK YOU! You are special and we can’t tell you how much your support means in helping us reach readers with inclusive books. It’s a small token of our appreciation but have a specially designed #ReadTheOnePercent Tote Bag or Enamel Pin (Delivery Q1 2019).

£50 or more

Signed copy of a KO book + Tote bag / Enamel pin

Have a personalised copy of one of our books – and show your support off with the specially designed #ReadTheOnePercent Tote Bag or Enamel Pin.

£100 or more

3 handpicked inclusive books!

With our specialist bookseller in place they will handpick 3 inclusive books for the reader or school of your choice. A quick chat with them will help ensure you get the best books for you. [Also receives a specially designed #ReadTheOnePercent Tote Bag or Enamel Pin]

£100 or more

2 of 100 claimed

Fan for Life [Early Bird]

Books are your bag - show off how much! 10% lifetime discount on every title in store! [Also receives a specially designed #ReadTheOnePercent Tote Bag or Enamel Pin]

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A character named after YOU in KNIGHTS AND BIKES 2

Adventure. Mystery. And you! Your chance be part of the Penfurzy legend and have a character named after you (or nominated person) in the second KNIGHTS AND BIKES adventure by Gabrielle Kent.

£200 or more

6 handpicked inclusive books

With our specialist bookseller in place they will handpick 6 inclusive books for the reader or school of your choice. A quick chat with them will help ensure you get the best books for you. [Also receives a specially designed #ReadTheOnePercent Tote Bag or Enamel Pin]

£250 or more

0 of 30 claimed

Inclusive Books Subscription Box

Once a month our specialist bookseller will send a book and surprise book goodies to a recipient of your choice.

£300 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Curate your favourite book shelf

Curate your own favourites shelf with handwritten reviews (x10) Your chance to tell the world about the books you love: choose six titles to fill a shelf and we'll handwrite your recommendations.

£300 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Bookseller for a day!

Join the crew for a day - live out your bookseller dreams and join us at the coalface for the day. Order copies of your favourite titles, talk books till your voice cracks and stand till your feet hurt. Comes with a posh publishing lunch on us!

£300 or more

Fan for Life!

You are committed – and you want to reap the rewards! How does a 15% lifetime discount sound? [Also receives a specially designed #ReadTheOnePercent Tote Bag or Enamel Pin]

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

School/bookshop event with Gabrielle Kent

Award-winning author of KNIGHTS AND BIKES Gabrielle Kent will visit the school of your choice – with an event filled with adventure, mystery and honking geese!

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

School/bookshop event with Sharna Jackson

Debut author of The High-rise Mysteries Sharna Jackson will visit the school of your choice – with an event filled with murder, mayhem and the coolest detectives you’ve ever met!

£500 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Pop-up comes to YOU

You name the place – and we’ll come to you. We’ll do everything we can to make a pop-up happen in a city that you nominate.

£500 or more

Fan for Life [DELUXE]

You are IN and you don’t care who knows – and so are we. A 20% lifetime discount is on us!

£500 or more

0 of 6 claimed

Your Name Here

Your chance to see your name … on a shelf. Name a bookshelf after you or your company!

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Pop-up comes to YOU FIRST

Name the place and we’ll come to you. That’s right – you choose the first pop-up location.

£1,500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

School/bookshop event with Jason Reynolds

School/bookshop event with Jason Reynolds (x1) NYT Bestselling / award-winning author of the RUN series and LONG WAY DOWN Jason Reynolds will visit the school of your choice – a special event with Jason flying from the USA to attend.

£2,000 or more

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Themed Pop-up Event/Party

Detectives? Heroes? Ballerinas? You name it, we’ll create a book event in-store themed to your taste – readings, activities and guest surprises. This is a bookshop party like nothing you’ve ever seen!

£5,000 or more

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Pop-Up for YOU

A once-in-a-lifetime bookshop event made JUST for you. Our specialist bookseller will cater everything in the Brixton store to your taste. Packed with free books, surprises as well as delicious food!

£10,000 or more

Piece of this

Ever wanted to own part of a bookshop? Support with more than £10,000 and you have more than earned the right to own a piece.

£10,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

ALL YOURS

Get your name (or the name of your business) on the window of every pop-up shop and the Brixton shop, permanently. We’ll host a party in your honour when it opens.


Let's make 'INCLUSIVE POP-UP BOOKSHOPS IN THE UK AND IRELAND' happen