As Construction Costs Mount, Book House Owner Michelle Barron Launches Kickstarter
Barron chose her new location at 7352 Manchester to stay close to the store's roots (and customers) in St. Louis County.
"We were trying to find something iconic, something old and historic, because that's kind of what we're known for," Barron says. "We could have moved down into the city, but we've always been the county bookstore. We didn't want to compete."
Book House It costs HOW MUCH for drywall?!
Barron is offering some clever incentives for those who donate to the Kickstarter fundraising campaign. Anyone who pledges $500 gets their own shelf in the store.
"That can be your bookshelf," Barron says. "You can choose what is carried on that shelf."
For now, the store doesn't actually have any shelves.
"We can't put the bookshelves in until the electrical and drywall passes inspection," Barron says. "The books are still in boxes."
To donate, find the Book House's campaign on Kickstarter.