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underground bookhouse + bombay zine library + chota gallery

Underground Bookhouse / Bombay Zine Library / Chota Gallery
it is very hard to find any materials published outside the mainstream. self-published ephemera like zines, handbills, and independent newspapers can provide a glimpse into a part of history that includes the voices of marginalized individuals and groups which would otherwise be lost were they not collected. since before alternative publications are a natural and important tool for preserving free speech.
we see this space as a community space, people come here to meet-up, hang out, browse for hours, learn something new, get inspired, discuss, interact, meet friends, connect with local makers and get involved with various forms of accessible media. 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. in the age of tech, social media, and instant access to anything and everything, such spaces help slow us down in a good way.
we will also be facilitating all-ages zine-making workshops, using zines from the library as inspiration.
part of the space will also be a dedicated children’s art gallery, a place where the general public can come and see children’s art, and think about it and talk about it. we believe children have a lot to offer us, we as a society will be better off forward, if we just give them the opportunity to express their thoughts, their feelings, their aspirations, their worries.
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, art and design magazines, and publications by small local presses, and other curios that we find in our continual search for distinctive used books
this is what we require to keep the Underground Bookhouse / Bombay  Zine  Library / Chota Gallery running for a year,
INR 1,50,000 towards inventory - we are clearly not asking for the full amount of the cost of inventory. for this reason, it is extremely important that you give as much as you can and share our story with others so that hopefully we can go above and beyond our goal
INR 3,60,000 towards space rent and maintenance costs, for the first year
INR 1,80,000  salary to space attendant, for the first year
INR 1,50,000 initial infrastructure (water-proofing,  painting,    book-shelves, water-filter, mattresses, and more)
INR 3,00,000 (INR 25,000 x 12 months) (expenses for exhibitions and workshops)                                                                                  
INR 60,000 repairs to the space and other surprise expenses
ie. INR 12,00,000  in  all
for more about us,
we are ‘bombay underground’ and ‘dharavi art room’ on facebook and instagram
whence you support an independent bookspace, no matter where you are, you are supporting learning, growth, diversity and inclusion
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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

Beneficiary: himanshu shetty info_outline

Supporters (35)

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Cherry donated $20
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Michael donated $50
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Daniel donated $10
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Joanna donated $150

Love from California!

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Geo donated $20

Go go go!

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Nic donated $14.28