Store status

As many of you know, Open Books suffered heavy losses during the recent floods. The store filled with two feet of water, destroying over 3,000 books and damaging the walls throughout the building. Unfortunately, we had to tear out the walls. The condition of the store makes it hard for us to maintain normal hours.

As a result, the damage and loss of books forces us to TEMPORARILY close until the middle of June to allow us time to focus on rebuilding and fundraising–but this is only temporary.

Prison Books will not meet until the store re-opens. Follow our posts on Facebook and look for email updates as we get closer to re-opening.

If you have book donations, please hold them until we re-open. Please do not leave books at our door as we may not be there to get them, and as you know, the weather here is unpredictable.

Monetary donations are gratefully accepted either through the U.S. mail or via PayPal on our website. They are desperately needed and very much appreciated.

Although the damage was substantial, we are looking at this as an opportunity to make Open Books, an incredible space for the entire community.

We thank all of you who have expressed sympathy or helped in anyway. We wouldn’t be here without you, and we thank you from the bottom of our waterlogged hearts.

We hope to welcome you all back in June.