ABC had a busy and wonderful 2021! And, we thank all of you for making our year a tremendous success. Our success has told us it’s time to take advantage of new opportunities and quite simply, we need your help. We are currently negotiating to move from our current location to a potentially larger space on Cookman Avenue. You’ve been in the store and know we can only benefit from such a move. This past year pushed us to re-examine how we offer our store experience to you and how we can do more to share the wonder of reading. A new store will provide several times the space and position us to play an even more important role in Asbury Park and Monmouth County.
We have met our initial goal of $10,000 to cover renovation costs. Thank you to our generous donors. We are moving ahead with our second goal of an additional $10,000 for supplies/shelving, design work etc. And, we have met 60% of that goal! Can you help us complete this important initiative? A gift of any amount is appreciated.
This new space would allow for the following:
- Expanded sections for all new books (fiction, poetry, local authors, etc.)
- Expanded sections for used books
- Expanded children’s section (all ages)
- Space for events (e.g. book clubs, author readings, community gatherings)
- Increase our community outreach programming
- More complete storage space
- Appropriate office space
- A possibility for a coffee/tea bar
- A possibility for revenue producing rental space--and, more
Please consider supporting ABC by donating online here. Click on donate to support your local bookstore and in comments, please indicate that your donation is for our campaign.
Will you consider a gift today? Donations of any amount are gratefully received! We remain in awe of the generosity of so many.
The William Shakespeare Society, $5,000 plus
Includes named opportunity, lifetime membership, 30% discount on purchases, ABC merchandise
The Maya Angelou Society, $3,000 up to $5,000
Includes membership for five years, ABC merchandise, 30% discount on purchases
The Charles Dickens Society, $1,000 up to $3,000
Includes annual membership at the solidarity level for one year, ABC merchandise, 20% discount on purchases
The Agatha Christie Society, $500 up to $1,000
Includes annual membership at the standard level for one year and 20% discount on purchases
The James Baldwin Society, $250 up to $500
Includes 15% discount on purchases for one year
We thank you and we wish you more great reading in 2022!