DIESEL, A Bookstore
Dear fellow book lovers:
“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.”
We begin our letter with this wonderful quote from author Neil Gaiman—because it is true. A town is not a town without an independent bookstore.
We are fortunate, as we have DIESEL, A Bookstore, a treasured top-notch bookstore that has a treasured staff consisting of book lovers who care. The store is owned by two dedicated and passionate book enthusiasts, John Evans and Alison Reid.
They have devoted their lives to championing independent bookstores that are not only top-quality bookstores, but also cherished community centers full of author discussions, lively readings and personalized service.
Hit by hard times during COVID, John and Alison have reached out to the community with a heartfelt plea to raise funds to keep the bookstore alive and well. The GoFundMe is aptly titled “The Johnny 99” fund in reference to the Bruce Springsteen song.
As they say “it takes a village,” and well, we are a village … a well-educated village of readers, passionate about books. Many of us are still mourning the loss of Village Books—let’s not let this happen again.
Please see the link below for the GoFundMe page and give what you can: gofundme.com/f/help-diesel-a-bookstore-keep-goingjohnny-99-fund
Corinne Bourdeau and Lisa Boyle
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