Due to overwhelming interest in the indie bookstore event, the location has been moved to BAM!
Tuesday September 16, 2008 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Because of the overwhelming Fort Greene community response to wanting to show their support for a bookstore in the neighborhood, we've decided to change the location to accommodate more people at the event. The party will now take place in the lobby of the BAM Harvey Theater at 651 Fulton Street, between Ashland and Rockland.
Fort Greene Indie Bookstore Initiative
The Fort Green Indie Bookstore Initiative (FGIBI) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that seeks to attract small business owners to Fort Greene to open a bookstore and other stores in response to the community's needs. The group also encourages current retailers to open new businesses locally and seeks to help local residents open their own businesses.
Jessica Stockton Bagnulo
Jessica has worked in New York City independent bookstores for the past eight years, and is currently the events and publicity coordinator at McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan. She is active in numerous book industry organizations and is often called upon to speak and write about independent bookselling. Her business plan for an independent bookstore in Brooklyn won the grand prize in the 2007 Brooklyn Public Library PowerUp! business plan competition in January 2008. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and blogs at www.abookstoreinbrooklyn.blogspot.com.