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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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