Friday, May 30, 2014

Distressed bookstore raises $69K

Iconoclast owner aims to keeps doors open


     The owner of debt-troubled Iconoclast Books in Ketchum, Sarah Hedrick, is at 81 percent of her fundraising goal to keep the business afloat.

     The campaign to save the bookstore aims to raise $85,000 by June 4 to save the business from eviction on June 6, due to back rent owed. Currently, the funds raised amount to nearly $69,000.

     As the campaign website illustrates, the sum comes from a relatively small pool of donors—280 to be exact. However, the donations have come from far and wide. Iconoclast has not only garnered public and celebrity support from all over the country, but it has devotees from abroad.

     “I’ve had donations from people as far away as France, England and South Africa,” Hedrick said.

     Fundraising efforts will continue with a free concert tonight at 6 p.m. at the bookstore.

     Hedrick’s campaign has raised attention throughout the valley for its focus on the debate as to whether healthy communities need brick-and-mortar bookstores.

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