Fundraiser: Help Us Build the Bookshop!


Our Generous Donors — Thank you!

Harry Blohm | June Sylvester Saraceno | Bethany Eisinger | Marcy Thompson | Dan Parnas | Karen McKeown | Leah Barrett | Phoebe Rogers | Anne England | Christina Temple | Karen Norris | Katie Townsend-Merino | Vicki Isacowitz | Pamela Hurt Hobday | Michael Rayfield | Joyce Williams | Anna Klovstad | Ashley Davis | Courtney Rowe | Stacy Caldwell | Michelle Smith | Alicia Barr | Lynn Saunders |Sandra Nierenberg | Donna Costello | Larry Harper | Nicole Savickas | Erica Stein | Mary Walter | Alexandra Scurry | Christina Ogburn-Chow | Todd Zaayer | Danielle Shaeffer | Yvette Ma | Katie/Kevin Pruski/Crosby | Christina Giusto | Garry Hallee | Elizabeth Wendt | Paul Crutchfield | Kathi Mall | Jennifer Tretheway | Jennifer Scott | Julia Arndt | Abigal Walsh | Vicki Decker | Jessica Smith | Mary Brown | Linda Baumgardner | Brendan Scherer | Laura Brown | Anne Silvern | Robert Okano | Judy Jackson | Katie Old | Karen Terrey | Teresa Garrison | Peter Barnett | Marcy Dolan | Alexandra Ball | Lincoln Paine | Roberta Specht | Jill Lewis | Kim Dalbol | Juliet Mulholland | Anna Demm | Lisa Toutant | Cynthia Truelove | Kelsey Paddock | Mary Wolfe | Emily Williams | Krista Strecker | Kristin Dwyer | Alaina Reichwald | Dale Perkins | Jessica Stevens | Kathryn DeConcini | Sheila Bolmeier | Gayle Brandeis | Ruth Geresy | Sean Flanagan | Laurie Kuntz | Stacia Gordon | Liz Tucker | Nancy Corum | Joann Obrien | Marissa Stender | Erica Jue | Kasson Stone | Lisa Laliotis | Jo Ann Cobb | Margaret Romero | Mary Glide | Maureen Horvath | Eleanor Phillips | Vanessa Dillof | Katie Smith | Mari Allen | Kelsey Bolstad | Laurel Lippert | Heide-Marie Woolf | Deanna Barry | Christopher Kealey | Nancy Davis | Lindy Welk | Margo Laustsen | Cathleen Simmons | Jason Clark | Adaline Ancinas | Ami Loventhal


Our Pledge

We’re not giving up. We’re here to stay.

We're moving forward with our plans to build out the new bookshop in the Historical Mercantile Building on Commercial Row, and we want you to be part of it!

What's the Fundraiser All About?

Please take a moment to read more about our story and why we're asking for your help here!

Take a look at the gorgeous renderings that Sandy, Mark, and Damon at Keith Design Group created for us so that we can show you our VISION for the new bookshop! 

Then scroll down to check out a curated list of offerings and experiences we've put together that will make your contribution extra special. Your participation will help fund the vision we have for the new space, for Word After Word Books, and for our community!

Our Vision

Storefront Rendering

Storefront Rendering

Main Floor Rendering    Kids Room Rendering   Cellar Party Rendering

Cellar Party

Our Offerings

A Note On Contribution Levels and Perks:

All Gift Cards and Book Bags will be available for pickup once we have reopened at the Truckee Mercantile Building. Gift Cards and Book Bags will be mailed upon request. Gift Cards may be used at the bookshop or online. All Parties and Events will be scheduled when we are able to fully open at the new location, and may occur in 2020 and/or 2021. The Summer Reading Party, Winter Shopping Night, and the Fall New Book Release Party will feature complimentary food & beverages. 

We will help you schedule your Host Your Event parties, and we're happy to help with the planning for book-themed events. These events will take place in the Word After Word Bookshop Cellar, which can accommodate up to 50 people. We'll provide a list of our favorite local restaurants for your catering needs, including Fifty Fifty Brewing Company and Drunken Monkey Sushi! All food, beverage, and decorations are your responsibility, but we will be there to help you with planning, set-up, and clean-up for your event.

Have questions? Just email us at

Thank you from the bottom of our book loving hearts for your support!

~ The Team of Book Nerds at Word After Word Books

*Contributions are not tax-deductible and are non-returnable.

* Gifts - including gift cards, book bags, and events - may not be redeemed for cash and are non-transferable.



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We love you guys. Let us know how we can help.

We appreciate your donation! We can't wait to get the new space done and show it off to everyone!

Best of luck!

We appreciate your support!

Best of luck, and congratulations on the new space.

I told Kai we'd make sure to host you in the new space next year!

Can't wait to see the new space!

We're so excited to get it ready and welcome our customers back when the time comes!

Can't wait to visit the new space!

We can't wait to see you!

Brian and I wish you great success in getting the bookstore of your dreams! Books are so important for any advancement and joy in life!

Thank you, Heide-Marie!

Love having your bookstore in Truckee

It's a special place to be, and we feel very lucky to be part of this community. And we're not going anywhere!

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