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Bring diverse books to rural Mississippi with Violet Valley Bookstore, the state's only queer and feminist-focused bookstore
106 backers pledged $8,026 to help bring this project to life.
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Violet Valley Books will be, as far as we know, the only queer and feminist bookstore in Mississippi. We will  encourage readers of all ages and kinds to explore narratives outside the mainstream. By providing a safe space for exploration and creative expression, we will build on the message of the "Hospitality State" and tell the world, "Welcome, Y'all".

The Violet Valley Bookstore has been approved as a 501(c)3 non-profit agency, dedicated to expanding the narrative around the rural south. Donations, both cash and in-kind, will be accepted and tax-exempt. We ask the community for help in the expensive proposition of buying new books to start a bookstore from scratch.

Risks and challenges

We don't expect hostility in our neighborhood, but it is always a threat, especially with an online campaign on this nature. However, we are unafraid to let our rainbow and feminist flags fly, and will handle any negative responses with cool heads and open hearts.

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    The Capital Letter

    Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey. In return for your contribution, we will hand print and cut a bookmark for you and ship it anywhere. In addition, you will receive a personalized thank-you message from the staff of Violet Valley Bookstore.

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    • Bookmark
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    Words, Words, Words

    This small sum heaps a hefty reward - a book from our very own stores of AAUW Oxford donations! A lovely surpise for any book lover, a book in the mail is guaranteed to make you happy. This level also includes the Capital Letter rewards.

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    The Punctuator

    Can you handle all this awesome? This reward level comes with a Violet Valley tote bag, so you will be able to soon!

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    The Full Sentence

    A high-quality t-shirt will keep you cool and comfortable while you read your favorite feminists. A donation at this level will get you a fabulous Violet Valley shirt to go with your personalized thank-you message.

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    The Chapter

    Always wanted to haunt a bookstore? Well now you can! For just $100, we will dedicate a showcase cube in the store to you. See your name among the books!

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    The Manuscript

    Is one cube not enough to show your dedication to books? Then grab yourself a whole shelf! A large display of queer and feminist books will become available through the power of your donation. Thank you!

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    The Founding Donor

    With this generous donation, you will receive a personal thank you, a surprise book from our stacks with a bookmark, the bag, the shirt, and a framed certificate of your donation. You will also be included on a plaque of Founding Donors that will hang in a place on honor in the storefront. We couldn't do this without your help, and we are so grateful for your donation.

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    • Bookmark
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    • Bag
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    • Founding Donor Plaque and Certificate
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