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About

WE BELIEVE IN BOOKSTORES 

We love the experience of a bookstore and we know we are not alone. North by Northwest Books is a bookstore for bookstore people.

Tucked along the side of the Oregon Coast Highway in a long red building, it holds upwards of a hundred thousand books (and some nifty glass antiques as well). It is a bookstore owned and run by fiction writers and people who love reading.

One Small Part of North by Northwest Books
One Small Part of North by Northwest Books

 SOME HISTORY

North by Northwest Books started fourteen years ago when Sheldon McArthur sold the Mystery Bookstore in the Los Angeles area and moved to the coastal town of Lincoln City, OR to retire. His retirement did not last long and he built and ran the North by Northwest Books successfully for over twelve years, selling to locals, tourists, and people around the world.

Locally, the store supports many causes and is part of the larger community programs. We also work with the other great bookstores in town and the wonderful people who run them.

A year or so ago, Sheldon decided to retire once again and he sold the store to his manager, who had an old-fashioned idea about how a bookstore should be run that would have worked fine twenty years ago. One of the reasons you hear of so many older bookstores shutting down is because their owners do not understand the new world of books. They haven't adapted as Sheldon had done.

So in August of 2017, Sheldon got the bookstore back and sold it within a week to WMG Publishing, Inc., a company owned by bestselling writers Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. With Sheldon's help and a fantastic crew, the store quickly became profitable again.

THE MODERN WORLD

Now, not only does North by Northwest Books sell to locals and tourists on the Oregon Coast, we sell worldwide. We list many of our books on ABE, eBay, and Amazon. Every day we have mailing tubs of books going out the door. 

We also buy, sell, and trade books. And we try to cover all genres, both fiction and nonfiction. And, of course, since Sheldon loves medical collectables and glass, we have some of that as well.

Some Indie Books and Medical Cool Stuff
Some Indie Books and Medical Cool Stuff

BOOKSTORE FOR WRITERS AS WELL

Since writers own and run this store, and the new world of publishing includes indie writers, we want to have a way to bring in indie writer's paper books on our shelves. Why? Because we love to hand-sell to readers books by authors that we love to read.

And we honestly don't care if someone comes in, finds a book on our shelves and then buys it online. We just love helping people find the books they want to read by the authors they might come to love.  Again, this bookstore is run by writers who understand the new world of book selling.

So if this project funds, it will first help us remodel an unused room to expand our selection of indie author books and set up a web-based submission of books by indie publishers to the store. We have always planned on doing this in the future, but with your help now, we can start almost at once.

Also, we hope to bring back to the store book events and author signings, not really to make more money, but because they are fun for the writers, the store staff, and the readers who love to talk with their favorite authors.

Some Books By The Owners
Some Books By The Owners

What We Plan On Doing, and Stretch Goals

If we reach our goal, it will give us enough money to remodel most of the large extra room, rewire and build some walls and shelves. That will allow us to bring in more indie writer books and showcase them to readers.

First Stretch Goal: $10,000

If we hit our first stretch goal, it will allow us to quickly finish the remodel of the extra room and start the building of a computer submission system for indie writers to get their books to North by Northwest Books.

A BONUS FOR ALL SUPPORTERS IF WE HIT THIS GOAL!  

We will give everyone who has supported this campaign a 10% Permanent Shopping Passport. You can take 10% off anything in the store or that we will be selling on our website when it comes active, such as books, mugs, tee-shirts, and so on. And you can use it as many times as you would like. 

Second Stretch Goal: $15,000

If we hit our second stretch goal, we will be able to open up yet another room, add in new flooring and lights and shelves, and expand our young adult and romance sections. (Yes, this store has four fairly large areas that are not being used, almost unheard of for a bookstore. We found one room (after we bought the store) hidden behind a bookshelf.)

A BONUS FOR ALL SUPPORTERS IF WE HIT THIS GOAL! 

We will give all supporters two issues of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine. If you already subscribe to Pulphouse, we will extend your subscription.

Third Stretch Goal: $20,000

If we get so lucky as to hit our third stretch goal, we will have enough to open up the third area with new walls, flooring, and shelves and bring in even more books, not only from regular large publishers, but also indie authors. 

The store occupies part of what was an old cabin that was connected to a long building and when the main store area in the old cabin was connected to the long building, entire rooms were left out or blocked off. They need a lot of work, needless to say, which is why we need a lot of help.

A BONUS FOR ALL SUPPORTERS IF WE HIT THIS GOAL! 

We will replace for all supporters the 10% Permanent Shopping Passport with a 20% Permanent Shopping Passport. You can take 20% off anything in the store or that we will be selling on our website when it comes active, such as books, mugs, tee-shirts, and so on. And you can use it as many times as you would like.

Fourth Stretch Goal: $25,000

If we somehow manage to hit our fourth stretch goal, we will move that shelf and remodel the large room lost behind it into usable book space. When we are done with all the remodeling, North by Northwest Books will be one of those nifty stores you go into and get lost in all the rooms. But we promise there will be no books on the floor. We all hate that.

A BONUS FOR ALL SUPPORTERS IF WE HIT THIS GOAL!

We will contact every writer who has backed this Kickstarter to submit a story set around the bookstore for a professional-level anthology published by WMG Publishing and edited by Dean Wesley Smith. No guarantee your story will make it into the anthology, but it sure will be a fun project. And we pay professional rates.

In the questionnaire after this is all finished, we will ask you if you are interested in submitting a story if we hit this goal.

And then when the anthology is published, we will send a copy free to all supporters of this project.

FUTURE STRETCH GOALS

We have ideas for future stretch goals, but we're superstitious enough to wait until they appear on the horizon.

Thank You for Your Support

North by Northwest Books on the Oregon Coast is a worldwide book dealer, selling to readers all over the world. It is a bookstore owned and run by fiction writers and people who love reading.

You can support your local library or school with some of the rewards we are offering. Or if you are a writer, you can help improve your craft or business and maybe at some point have your books in the store. Or even more fun, you can get boxes or bags of books from us just to read. 

And if you are a local or traveling the Oregon Coast, we just hope you come by one day and explore. 

As we said, we love bookstores. We love the experience of a bookstore and we know we are not alone. Help us expand North by Northwest Books into one of the best bookstores around.

And thank you, from all of us.

Sheldon With Some Indie Books
Sheldon With Some Indie Books

WE MADE IT IN ONLY 48 HOURS!!

Thank you, everyone. For the moment, I wanted to show everyone the nifty logo that will be on our book bags and maybe some mugs and tee-shirts as well.

Again, thank you for the wonderful support.

Book Bag Logo
Book Bag Logo

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TWO NEW REWARDS ADDED

First, for $50 (or multiples of $50) you can give yourself some books, even if you don't live anywhere near the Oregon Coast.  That's right, just as the staff of North by Northwest Books will work with schools and libraries to get them the books they need, we will work with you to get you the books you might want to read. Or you can send us a want list and we will hold the amount on credit for when we find those special books you are searching for.

The second new reward added is for writers. We have offered a subscription to all the writing and publishing lectures WMG Publishing does. Plus all the new ones coming in the future. Over thirty online lectures on writing and publishing topics are already there. So for a pledge to help the bookstore of $750, you can get them all, plus new ones when they come out. Nifty for any writer.

Thanks for all the support. 

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Risks and challenges

At this point we see few risks in this project. North by Northwest Books is an established store that needs funds to expand. We have more than enough to fill all rewards.

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    A SPECIAL BOOK

    An electronic copy of the most recent volume of Fiction River, the premiere anthology series of WMG Publishing Inc., which owns North by Northwest Books. Plus, your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support.

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    $10 SHOPPING CERTIFICATE

    A $10 shopping certificate to be used at any time (never will expire) in North by Northwest Books in Lincoln City, OR. So if you are planning a trip to the Oregon coast, treat yourself to some books when you get here.

    Plus you get the most recent electronic volume of Fiction River as a thank you and your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support. (You can do multiple certificates for friends by just adding to the amount in $10 increments.)

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    SPECIAL BOOK BAG

    No bookstore should be without a special book bag. Ours is nifty with the really fun saying:

    North by Northwest Books: Give Bookmarks Something to Do.

    Plus you get the most recent electronic volume of Fiction River as a bonus and your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support.

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    GIVE THE GIFT OF READING

    You can donate $25 in books to your local or favorite library or school. The staff at North by Northwest Books will contact the library or school of your choice and work with them to get them $25.00 of books they can use as a gift from you.

    Plus you get the most recent electronic volume of Fiction River and your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support of libraries and schools.

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    HONE YOUR WRITING AND PUBLISHING SKILLS

    Since North by Northwest Books is owned and run by writers, and we want to carry writer’s books in the store, we also want to help writers keep learning. Fine-tune your writing and publishing abilities with an online lecture (a $50 plus value) from one of the fantastic instructors at WMG Publishing, Inc. Choose from more than 30 lectures.

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    GIVE MORE GIFTS OF READING

    You can donate $50 in books to your local or favorite library or school. The staff at North by Northwest Books will contact the library or school of your choice and work with them to get them $50.00 of books they can use as a gift from you.

    Plus you get the most recent electronic volume of Fiction River and your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support of libraries and schools.

    (You can do multiples of this reward by simply adding to the amount at $50 increments. We will ask you after the funding is done where you would like the books to go.)

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    $50 SHOPPING CERTIFICATE

    A $50 shopping certificate to be used at any time (never will expire) in North by Northwest Books in Lincoln City, OR. So if you are planning a trip to the Oregon coast, treat yourself to some books when you get here.

    Plus you get the most recent electronic volume of Fiction River as a thank you and your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support.

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    GIVE YOURSELF SOMETHING TO READ

    You can give yourself the gift of $50 in books. The staff at North by Northwest Books will contact you for your choices and work with you to get you $50.00 of books you want to read. Or you can send them a want list and they will stay alert to finding your books.

    Plus you get the most recent electronic volume of Fiction River and your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support of libraries and schools.

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    GIVE EVEN MORE GIFTS OF READING

    You can donate $100 in books to your local or favorite library or school. The staff at North by Northwest Books will contact the library or school of your choice and work with them to get them $100.00 of books they can use as a gift from you.

    Plus you get the most recent electronic volume of Fiction River and your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support of libraries and schools.

    (You can do multiples of this reward by simply adding to the amount in $100 increments. We will ask you after the funding is done where you would like the books to go.)

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    A FULL BAG OF BOOKS

    We will put at least 15 books in our fun North by Northwest book bag and send them to you. You will be able to tell us the general area of interest of your books and we will do our best, but sort of think of it as a mystery bag of books.

    Plus you get the most recent electronic volume of Fiction River as a thank you and your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support.

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    $100 SHOPPING CERTIFICATE

    A $100 shopping certificate to be used at any time (never will expire) in North by Northwest Books in Lincoln City, OR. So if you are planning a trip to the Oregon coast, treat yourself to some books when you get here.

    Plus you get the most recent electronic volume of Fiction River as a thank you and your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support.

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    SCIENCE FICTION MYSTERY BOX

    We will put a bunch, meaning a lot of science fiction books in a mystery box and send it to you. We guarantee there will be some new books, a collectable or two, and some fun older science fiction books from North by Northwest Books.

    Plus you get the most recent electronic volume of Fiction River as a thank you and your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support.

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    MYSTERY FICTION MYSTERY BOX

    We will put a bunch, meaning a lot of mystery genre books in a mystery box and send it to you. We guarantee there will be some new books, a collectable or two, and some fun older mystery books from North by Northwest Books.

    Plus you get the most recent electronic volume of Fiction River as a thank you and your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support.

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    A COMIC BOOK MYSTERY BOX

    We will put a bunch, meaning more than 100 comic books of all types and titles in a mystery box and send it to you. We promise that all comics will be in fine or better shape. Most will be in near mint condition.

    North by Northwest Books is owned by WMG Publishing Inc., which also owns two collectable and comic book stores here in town. That’s why the comic mystery box is possible.

    Plus you get the most recent electronic volume of Fiction River as a thank you and your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support.

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    LECTURES FOR WRITERS

    Since North by Northwest Books is owned and run by writers, and we want to carry writer’s books in the store, we also want to help writers keep learning. So fine-tune your writing and publishing abilities with five online lectures from one of the fantastic instructors at WMG Publishing, Inc. Choose from more than 30 lectures. We will ask you for your lecture choices when this is all finished.

    Plus you get the most recent electronic volume of Fiction River as a thank you and your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support.

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    BACK TO SCHOOL PACKAGE

    Since North by Northwest Books is owned and run by writers, and we want to carry writer’s books in the store, we also want to help writers keep learning. So in this reward, you get your choice of an online writer’s workshop ($300 value) with Dean Wesley Smith. Dean will contact you after this campaign funds to get your selection of the over 30 online workshops.

    Plus you get the most recent electronic volume of Fiction River as a thank you and your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support.

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    EVERY MAJOR 2018 WMG PUBLICATION

    WMG Publishing Inc is scheduled to have out approximately 60 major titles in 2018. The titles will include issues of their four magazines, plus novels and collections and nonfiction book releases. You will get an electronic copy of every major book released for the entire year. Wow, talk about some reading.

    Plus you get the most recent electronic volume of Fiction River as a thank you and your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support.

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    TWO STRENGTHS ONLINE WORKSHOPS

    Since North by Northwest Books is owned and run by writers, and we want to carry writer’s books in the store, we also want to help writers keep learning. So in this reward, you get your choice of two Strengths online writer’s workshop with Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. (Workshops are normally $300 each, so you save $100.)

    Strengths Workshops are designed to help a writer understand where they are strong and where they are weak in their craft and business. The workshops are divided into two Craft, two Business, and two Sales. Your choice of which two.

    Plus you get the most recent electronic volume of Fiction River as a thank you and your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support.

    (Yes, you can take four or six strengths workshops by simply increasing the amount in $500 increments.)

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    BACK TO SCHOOL PACKAGE X 3

    Since North by Northwest Books is owned and run by writers, and we want to carry writer’s books in the store, we also want to help writers keep learning. Your choice of three six-week online writing workshops with Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. (Workshops are normally $300 each.)

    Plus you get the most recent electronic volume of Fiction River as a thank you and your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support.

    Dean will contact you about which of the thirty online regular workshops you are interested in after this closes and where to find the list of available workshops.

    (You can add more workshops to this by simply increasing your pledge in increments of $250 per workshop.)

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    Lifetime Subscription to WMG Lectures

    Over thirty online writing and publishing lectures, with more being added on regularly. This reward gives you a subscription to all those lectures, plus all the new ones coming in the future.

    Since North by Northwest Books is owned and run by writers, and we want to carry writer’s books in the store, we also want to help writers keep learning. This is an amazing offer to help that either for yourself or a writer friend or family member.

    Plus you get the most recent electronic volume of Fiction River as a thank you and your name goes on the North by Northwest Books website with a special thank you for your kind support.

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