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By richard christie
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About this project

We come to kickstarter because this children's and young teens' book store,  needs a new look. this is an opportunity for you to make children's literacy as valued as the newest pair of sneakers. We desire a trendy looking store that puts literature along with tangible- handmade art on sleek pedestals and modern shelves. 

 With your support we can bring a passion for history and culture to teens and parents who may have never thought about these things. 

The store will feature autographed children's books and handmade products at a reasonable price. Additionally the mall's management is fine with bringing in creative friends to do weekend long intensive workshops. It would be a fulfillment of a dream for us to teach the community to stop buying back their own culture from corporations. Most of the expensive items they wait in a line for, can easily be made or personalized with their own creativity. I miss the days when kids would buy a brand, then paint it, tear it, sew it and redesign it in to their own expression. 

Workshops teaching book-binding,painting,t-shirt production,silk screening,  even computer and cell phone cover design painting will be offered. I will have something to teach any aspiring art student or curious craft enthusiast.

This will be the first store of many, we hope to make a franchise out of this but for now it's a Decatur, Georgia aspiration in a site that needs a serious makeover.

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