I received the following message via Linkedin and am posting it below as an example of the challenges faced by independent book sellers.
Jim Hart 1:09 AM
Keith, thank you for being part of my LinkedIn circle. You are one of an
exclusive group who value the written word, art, learning, and
community, a group of thinkers, creators, doers of deeds. I value and
respect you and your connection.
Connye & I founded The Published Page Bookshop for and because of
people like you. For decades we have worked to build a truly unique
“old school” bookstore, where creativity, passion, ideas, and
excitement flow from the shelves and fill the air. Where new authors
are introduced to the public, and old treasures are preserved and
shared with new generations, a place of community. I think we have
succeeded. You can see far more of our shop in pictures and videos by
clicking on the link below.
But our wonderful shop is facing a crisis. Unless we can meet our
mortgage holder’s demands, we are in eminent danger of foreclosure,
and closing the doors of this wonderful bookstore.
Your contribution of $5.00 will help us keep the doors open. And if
you can share this request with your own friends and acquaintances,
We believe it is important to have physical bookstores, where
neighborhoods meet, where children discover the love of books and
reading, where authors and poets can meet and interact with their
readers, where literature and culture fill the air.
If you believe in these things also, we would love to have your help
keeping them alive. Connye and I have invested everything we have
toward those goals. We think they are worth fighting for, and hope you
Far more information about our shop and about Connye and me is shown
on our GoFundMe page:
If you would like to discuss this in person you can reach me by email
My personal cell for text or voice is 817-217-0656
Connye & I both hate to ask for help. If we didn’t believe this shop
was worthy of being saved we would not ask. If you can help, thank
Jim Hart, Owner