WHO WE ARE
We are former staff of Domy Books. With the sudden closing of Domy Austin, we have taken it upon ourselves to try and continue the spirit of this groundbreaking bookstore. Under the new name, FAREWELL BOOKS, we will be opening in the same location at 913 E Cesar Chavez. Our hope is to invoke the spirit of Domy, continuing its inventive approach to offering literary ephemera while simultaneously acting as a cultural hub for the Austin community.
WHAT FAREWELL WANTS TO GIVE AUSTIN
FAREWELL BOOKS will function as a vital space for contemporary culture and community. We will be a center for happenings, art openings, release parties, poetry and prose readings, as well as a performance space for theater, ﬁlm, workshops, and much more. We will continue to stock the same kinds of hard to ﬁnd books and magazines you love, and will introduce an online shop and a curated section of used books to the shop. In order to further ensure our survival, we will be subdividing the space with a few vendors. We will be keeping Juliaʼs amazing food trailer, Schmaltz in the back, and with our opening we will be helping to resurrect Veronica Ortunoʼs shop Las Cruxes.
With this campaign we hope to reach out to the community of creative people who have contributed to the shop over the years. Perhaps Domy hosted one of your events, helped you release a magazine or comic, or were able to provide a space for your discussion. Maybe you were an artist featured in one of our art exhibitions or your band was part of one of Domy’s successful SXSW showcases. Regardless, if Domy has been a part of your life in one way or another, consider donating to our campaign and help FAREWELL BOOKS serve community of Austin.
Help keep one of Austin's most beloved gallery spaces alive!
Your contributions will help us purchase ﬁxtures and stock, supplies and goods that are needed to get FAREWELL BOOKS off the ground and keep it running. It will allow us to maintain a busy schedule of programming and events. Know that your donation will allow culture, literature, arts and more to continue to ﬂourish in Austin, Texas; an exciting town full of creatives, writers, designers, artists, ﬁlmmakers, musicians, thinkers, cartoonists, poets, performers and much, much more.
If the idea of a store like Domy disappearing in Austin is something that you'd hate to see, please consider a donation. To show our gratitude, we've provided a series of perks and gifts to thank you for the contribution. You'll be part of this speciﬁc moment in the history of printed matter and alternative art spaces. You will be creating a vital community space.I hope that you will be involved. Please share this with your family and friends and spread the word.
A LITTLE INFO ON OUR REWARDS
Farewell Books has been incredibly fortunate to receive so much generous support from some of Austin's most admired and respected businesses. These folks have offered Farewell donors some very exciting rewards to thank you for your contribution.
- AMOA / Arthouse
- The Blanton
- Botanicals Folklorica
- End of an Ear
- Lane Hagood
- Kosmic Kombucha
- Laced with Romance / Dust and Drag
- Las Cruxes
- Lunaria Tarot
- Nomadica Apothecary
- Old Crow / Adam Young
- Switched On
We're offering two different tote bags, designed by our friends Ryan Rhodes and Caleb Owen Everitt, so you'll have to choose!
This card grants you access to the sister and brotherhood of the books at Farewell.
Risks and challenges
When Domy was forced to close we were both heartbroken and confused. Opening a book shop and keeping it alive and growing is not an easy task these days. Smart and independent bookshops can survive, but it has to be a labor of love. This shop exists for the love of art, books, and community. We both have or are trying to acquire second and third jobs to make this all happen. There's no money in opening a bookshop, you do it for something else. Please, please, help us reach our goal and spread the word.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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