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How ’bout some Rust Belt love for this Buffalo book shop?

One of the city’s most beloved book shops, Rust Belt Books, is now preparing to get ready for its big move. The store is relocating from Allen Street to Grant Street, and while this is considered an evolutionary move for the business, there are costs surrounding the daunting task that could negatively impact this small book operation. That is why Rust Belt Books is asking the community to chip in to help with the move.

If you have ever purchased an inexpensive book at Rust Belt, and walked away thinking to yourself that you got a steel, then maybe it’s time to throw a couple of dollars their way to make up for the difference. Rust Belt is making the move in January of 2015, which is coming up quick. That’s a bit of a wake up call for all involved with the relocation. If you can drop a couple of bucks into the pot, then the book shop will be forever thankful – here’s the IndieGoGo campaign.

Don’t forget that Rust Belt is also home to Real Dream Cabaret, playwrights, puppeteers and musicians. It’s not just a book store – it’s part of the community in ways that most people could never imagine. Before you know it, Rust Belt will be back in action, embarking upon its second decade in business at 415 Grant Street. Let’s help to ease the financial burden caused by the move, thus ensuring that the book store is raring to go in no time flat.

*La Tee Da Restaurant will eventually be taking over the vacated Allen Street location. Rust Belt Books has purchased the building on Grant Street.


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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