By Michael. J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
A popular Washington Heights bookstore that closed its doors last summer is looking to start a new chapter, but its volunteer organizers are seeking the public’s help to enable them to reopen.
Word Up bookstore — a nonprofit experiment that lasted far longer than originally intended — was closed in August; since then, organizers have been searching for a new space.
“We’ve had a taste of what it’s like to have a community bookshop and arts space in the center of our neighborhood,” the organizers wrote in an e-mail that went out to supporters last week. “Now, we want to bring back that space. We want to bring back Word Up Community Bookshop.”
To revive the enterprize — initially just a pop-up store on Broadway near W. 175th St. — organizers are looking to tap into the widespread enthusiasm that made the store so successful in the first place.
Last week, organizers launched an online crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com.
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