BookCourt Raising Funds to Buy Bibliobarn

By Jason Boog Comment

The team behind Brooklyn’s Bookcourt bookstore has launched an Indiegogo campaign to buy the Bibliobarn property in New York’s Catskill Mountains and reopen as BookCourt North.

They have created a number of interesting perks for contributors. For $1,255 contribution, you can host an event at the future bookstore. For a $1,555 contribution, you can host an event at BookCourt in Brooklyn. Here’s more about the plans for the bookstore:

The ground floor of the barn will continue, just as it has for 16 years, to operate as a bookshop. We’ll maintain and enhance the store’s charming atmosphere and wisely expand on the book selection. We’ll add a selection of new-books and additional genres and sections. Down the line, we may open a cafe. … We will launch a much desired event series on site. We understand that many in the area have long desired a space dedicated to readings, discussion groups, and other performances. We’re very eager to make this happen, and it’s one of the first things on our list, but we won’t just be doing things inside the barn. The nearly five acres of land that accompanies will allow us opportunities in the years to come to host festivals and large scale events, which will draw people from all over the region to Bibliobarn, Hobart and to the Western Catskills.