Fables Bookshop opening Late Summer 2019

Be a Part of this Story!

We know you're excited about the idea of a new bookshop! There are lots of ways that you can be involved in the process of getting our bookshop up and running. Even though a bookstore sat in the space the shop will be occupying, we are starting from scratch; building inventory and a business from the ground up. That means big investment in money and time.

The new bookshop will look and feel different. Our promise to you is that it will reflect our community in beautiful ways. We want to be a place of connection for our community, an inclusive and safe space for everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, political beliefs, etc. 

We will have a well-curated used and new book selection, as well as literary gifts and toys.

As a privately owned bookshop, we will be agile, innovative, and reflective of our community. 

So, how can you be involved in this bookshop startup?

Donate your gently used books.

Donations will be accepted at Soapy Gnome during regular business hours (M-F 10-5:15, Sat 10-3:45) until the new shop opens. We will be offering a $5 coupon for each copy paper size box donated. Coupons can be used once the shop is open. See book donations page for what we will accept.

Be a part of our IndieGoGo campaign.

Watch for forthcoming information toward the end of May. There will be ways to participate from $10-$10,000! Do you have a business, product or service that you would like to donate as a giving level for our campaign? Get in touch here.

Collaborate with Us

We want to collaborate with our community in creative ways. Get in touch if you have an idea for collaboration. We'll get back with you as soon as we can.

  • Does your work require the ordering of books for book clubs, management teams, gifts?
  • Do you love to run book clubs, writing groups, or children's reading hours? 
  • Are you an expert and would like to do a talk in our new space especially in the fields of writing, literacy, science, art, and history?
  • Do you have a creative idea of how we can work together? 
  • Do you have a service or product that could be useful for our Indigogo campaign?

Be Patient

We know you're excited, we can't wait either! An endeavor like this usually takes a year or so of planning, and we're going to do it in just a few months. Because we are starting from scratch, it may take some time to build up inventory for your favorite genre, but remember, we always do special orders.

Get excited and share, share, share!

First, signsup for our newsletter in the footer of this page so you can stay up to date.

Then, tell all of your friends! Tag them on Instagram. Invite them to like the Fables Bookshop Facebook page. The more people you tell, the easier it will be for your bookshop to make it here in Goshen!

 two girls reading books