Kimberly and Rebecca George, sisters and co-owners of Volumes Bookcafe in Chicago, Ill., have launched an Indiegogo campaign with the goal of raising $60,000, Chicago Reader reported. Within two days the campaign raised more than $9,000, and as of this morning was nearing $15,000.
"In order for us to continue to bring the unique programming to the community and keep our bookstore running another year, we need help," the George sisters wrote on Indiegogo. "We need at least $60k to pay off some debts so that we can keep going."
Some rewards for contributing to the campaign include handmade literary pins, personalized lists of book recommendations, tote bags, signed books from Chicago authors and more. The campaign has about two months left to go.
The sisters opened their store in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood in March 2016. They offer some 300 free events per year, including story time sessions twice per week. They plan to create a community supported bookstore program, through which customers pay in advance for future book purchases and receive around 5% off, and to publish the store's first literary anthology, Bookstore Erotica.