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underground bookhouse and bombay zine library

underground  bookhouse  and  bombay  zine  library
It’s hard to find reading material that challenges the for-profit, corporate culture. Our well-stocked public and university libraries, though publicly funded, primarily serve private middle-class constituencies – businesses, professionals, students, job-seekers, and consumers.
There is a clear gap in the information world. As stated above, most libraries and bookstores keep to the middle of the road. It is very hard to find any materials published outside the mainstream, and especially hard to find materials that have been self-published (zines and factsheets), or non-mainstream periodicals, newspapers and tabloids.
Libraries / Bookstores are community spaces, people come here to meet-up, hang out, browse for hours, exchange small smiles with strangers.
Everything is online (well that is what we are told) but it’s still good to hold a physical book in your hands. We all want to be able to browse the shelves. And that’s why this space is important.
In the age of tech, social media, and instant access to anything and everything, bookstores help slow us down in a good way.
Zine libraries are a great place to learn something new, get inspired, discuss, interact, meet friends, connect with local makers and get involved with various forms of accessible media. They bring together people who are interested and involved in making zines and DIY publishing, sharing ideas and stories. It’s an amazing way to get a conversation started, and make something big happen in our community.
As a bookspace, we will specialize in handpicked used fiction, non-fiction, feature film, philosophy, graphic literature, zines and other independent publications, children's books, new art and design magazines, and publications by small local presses, and other curios that we find in our continual search for distinctive used books.
We will also be facilitating all-ages zine-making workshops, using zines from the library as inspiration. Participants of the workshops will have a chance to experiment with a variety of zine structures, techniques, and materials. The bold endeavours of the zine-makers we present might even influence other hopefuls to pursue their dreams as well, ultimately allowing aspiring zine-makers to lead better, more fulfilled lives.

This is what we require to set-up the space
INR 3,00,000 towards initial inventory
INR 4,20,000 towards space rent and maintenance costs for first year
INR 1,80,000 (INR 15,000 x 12 months) (expenses for exhibitions and workshops)                     
INR 1,80,000  towards salaries for space attendant for first year
INR 90,000 initial infrastructure (book-shelves, water-filter, mattresses, and more)                                                                                                    
INR 60,000 repairs to the space and other surprise expenses

So to set-up the space and run it for the first year, we will require in all INR 12,30,000
plus  the  online  crowd-funding  platform  fees and other fund-raising costs
For more about us,                                                                                
We are bombay underground and dharavi art room on Facebook and Instagram
We need more independent bookspaces as a city, we have none.
We will be the ones to fix this. We have all dreamed of owning a library/bookstore, this is the time to make it real. A bookspace owned by booklovers.
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1st October 2019
thanks  thanks  everyone  who  contributed  till  now,  the  funds  were  used  to  pay  rents  for  the  past  few  months  for  the  space,

we  hope  you  will  support  us  in  the  future  too

till  soon

love
thanks  thanks  everyone  who  contributed  till  now,  the  funds  were  used  to  pay  rents  for  the  past  few  months  for  the  space,

we  hope  you  will  support  us  in  the  future  too

till  soon

love
29th June 2019
Dear Supporters,

We  have  had  another  year  with  shared  spaces  and  loads  of  activities,  and  we  are  back  to  further  fund-raise  to  ideally  make  the  ideal  place  possible,  so  we  can  really  live  up to  the  best  case  possibilities

The  last  few  years  have  been  really  productive  and  we  would  like  to  thank  you  all  for  that


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Dear Supporters,

We  have  had  another  year  with  shared  spaces  and  loads  of  activities,  and  we  are  back  to  further  fund-raise  to  ideally  make  the  ideal  place  possible,  so  we  can  really  live  up to  the  best  case  possibilities

The  last  few  years  have  been  really  productive  and  we  would  like  to  thank  you  all  for  that


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16th May 2019
Dear Supporters,

We  have  found  a  new  space  and  rented  it  and  have  just  opened  up again  since  yesterday.  

Thanks  to  everyone who has contributed.

It has been  a  difficult  year  with  lots  of  ups  and  downs,  but  we  are trying our best to keep it alive !

Thank you!
Dear Supporters,

We  have  found  a  new  space  and  rented  it  and  have  just  opened  up again  since  yesterday.  

Thanks  to  everyone who has contributed.

It has been  a  difficult  year  with  lots  of  ups  and  downs,  but  we  are trying our best to keep it alive !

Thank you!
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Rs.118,159 raised

Goal: Rs.1,380,000

75 Days to go

Beneficiary: himanshu shetty info_outline

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Nic donated $14.28