Help make today a literate (and literal) Super Tuesday! Today is the final day of the campaign to bring a new bookstore to Ft. Worth. You can be part of the story, invest in literacy...we certainly need more of that...and get a cool reward. Click here or on the green button at the right for details.
It's been too long since my last update on the progress of bringing a bookstore to Fort Worth, but this is a major one. Those of you who have supported the campaign or visited this site will notice that the goal has been lowered significantly. There are two very positive reasons for this: First, in the past month I have been able to devote all of my time to getting The Last Word off the ground. In the process I have found vendors that are ...able to supply things ranging from bookcases to a point-of-sale/inventory system at a much more reasonable cost than I had found previously. This lowered my start-up cost projection considerably.
Second, and most importantly, after talking to more banks than I ever want to again, I discovered a lender that truly believes in helping start-up businesses move from idea to reality. As a result, the amount that I have to bring to the table in order to get a start-up loan is much less than any other bank wanted.
I sincerely hope that this new goal, and the fact that we are already almost halfway there, will encourage anyone who was deterred by the previous goal to join us. Also, because I never intended for this campaign to go on indefinitely, it will end in 11 days, on the evening of March 15.
Thanks to everyone who has supported this endeavor with everything from financial contributions to encouraging words to sound advice. Please share the page with your friends one last time as we close things out strong. You can contribute by clicking the link here or by clicking the button at the top right of this page.
The Last Word is closer than ever to becoming a real place, a place where you can buy books, meet authors, and basically plug into a like-minded community. It's going to be one heck of a ride.