New Kickstarter Aims To Fund Indie Bookstore That Will Pair Books And Beers
This is cool: A bunch of folks out in Oregon have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund Tideland Books and Bottle Shop, an indie bookstore that would focus on small press titles and pair books with craft beers.
I checked in with J. David Osborne, the head of Broken River Books and one of the masterminds behind the campaign, to get a few more details. He said it's a joint effort between him, Michael J. Seidlinger, Cameron Pierce, Matthew Revert and Kirsten Alene Pierce, and their three presses: Broken River, Lazy Fascist, and Civil Coping Mechanisms. Though, the bookstore's selection won't be limited to those three presses.
Here's more, from J.:
I'll be in charge of stocking the crime fiction (among other things), Revert will be in charge of design aspects, Kirsten is the brain, Michael and Cameron will have their sections, etc. It will also be a spot for some serious readings, which we'll announce some time in the near future. And, most interestingly, it's the beginning of a kind of partnership, in which all these presses will be working together to help each other out and grow. A kind of Voltron thing, but that's still in the very early stages.
I asked for a sample book/beer pairing, and J. shared this from Cameron, their resident beer maestro:
Black Cloud by Juliet Escoria and Stone's Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean
Juliet Escoria is originally from San Diego, where craft brewery powerhouse Stone Brewing is based, and all of the stories in her debut collection, Black Cloud, are based in southern California. Like Stone's Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean, Black Cloud is dark, powerful, and compulsively consumable, with occasional notes of sweetness.
So yeah, they're clearly not messing around. This is one of those things that sounds so cool I don't know why it doesn't exist already.
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