Bookstore Community Fund

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Title IX: A Bookstore is proud to announce the Bookstore Community Fund

The Bookstore Community Fund is a “pay it forward” style program in which customers may either purchase a gift card to add to the fund or use a gift card to purchase a new book at Title IX: A Bookstore. This project was created with grant funds from the City of New London and is for the community by the community. The gift cards will be housed in a hand-painted mural, designed by award-winning author and illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal, located in the lobby of our store located at 345 State Street in New London, CT.

The program will launch on July 7th, 2022 with a reception to be held at Title IX: A Bookstore at 5 PM. 


The Mission

Title IX: A Bookstore believes bookstores are an important part of any downtown community and that sometimes people simply need a book to call their own. By increasing accessibility, Title IX hopes to place more books into the hands of folks within the Greater New London Community. 

Need Help Purchasing a Book?

Title IX: A Bookstore acknowledges that new books are expensive and not everyone has the luxury of purchasing books at cover price. We seek to make new books more accessible by making available gift cards to offset the cost of a new book. If you need financial help purchasing a book, take a gift card from the mural as you come into the store and bring it to the register once you're finished browsing.

Interested in Contributing? 

Fill out the form below with the amount you'd like to donate and your name.  
Click "add to cart" and then proceed to checkout. You'll receive a notification when we've processed your order.

Thank you for considering a donation to the Bookstore Community Fund!

About Title IX: A Bookstore

Opened in November of 2020, initially as a part of a citywide pop-up shop initiative, Title IX: A Bookstore is the sibling store to Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT. The community response was so positive that the decision was made to remain in New London, in order to give the city an independent bookstore of its own. Title IX: A Bookstore is named after Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance. The bookstore seeks to serve the diverse community of New London with a specially curated collection of books that focus on investigating, informing, and inspiring social justice.

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