Buffalo, N.Y.'s Burning Books Celebrates Expansion

Burning Books Bookstore, Buffalo, N.Y., is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony, open house and block party tomorrow Saturday, July 30, to celebrate the radical bookstore's expansion into a neighboring space, according to ArtVoice. The groundbreaking ceremony will begin at 12:30 will include a tour of the expansion project. The block party will have a dunk tank featuring "notable politicians"; a bounce house; food & music; games for children, giant puppets and arts & crafts; a Zona Libre area for justice for migrant families; and organizational tables; as well as T-shirts, button making and a "cheap art table."

With the expansion, Burning Books will grow from 628 square feet to 2,378 square feet, allowing the bookstore to more than double its inventory and build a dedicated event space that can be used for readings, book club meetings, collaborations with activists and other community gatherings. The bookstore raised more than $16,000 to help pay for the expansion in a GoFundMe campaign.

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