Indy Reads Books: to Open Store this Summer
Indy Reads Books will be a new and used bookstore coming this summer to Massachusetts Avenue, with a grand opening that will feature two weeks of author signings, events and celebrations. All profits from the bookstore will benefit the literary nonprofit Indy Reads organization as it continues to develop programming and expand its reach, continuing toward its ultimate goal of 100 percent literacy in Indianapolis.
Indy Reads Books will promote literacy not just by being a downtown retailer downtown—it will also support the community by devoting space for students and tutors, and host regular readings, performances and other events, all aiming to involve and support the city at large.
The bookstore will rely almost entirely on donations, which have already begun in earnest. Customers are invited to make space for new purchases by donating their own old books, continuing a buy-and-donate cycle that helps support Indy Reads in its mission as book donations both support the bookstore and the students of Indy Reads. Book donations may also be made at EcoFest Indy on Saturday, May 12 at City Market.
In addition to book purchases and donations, the store will also have opportunities for volunteers.