SUPPORT MELLOW PAGES LIBRARY
The Bushwick Review ♥ Mellow Pages Library. That’s a damn fact. What is amazing about Mellow Pages is that it is a space where people can enjoy and share books completely for free. No one is pressured to buy anything, you can just chill and hang out. There’s no consumer influence affecting what you should read. If someone recommends or checks out a book, it is purely out of enjoyment or curiosity. This is a place that houses a ton of small press books and zines, hosts fun readings and events, and has been a place for many to meet new literary pals.
This doesn’t just magically happen. It’s easy to forget that a great project is the result of someone’s hard work and a lot of personal money being poured into it. In the case of Mellow Pages Library, those two people are Matt Nelson and Jacob Perkins. These dudes are funding this all out of their own pockets. That means rent, utilities, bags of ice for a cooler at your reading, and whatever other random expenses that come up when you’re running a community space. There have been weeks when they have hosted an event every night of the week. It seems they never say no to anyone, they’re simply happy to help people accomplish their creative dreams.
I think it’s time to give back to a place that has been such a wonderful community and a generous and happy experience for so many. This is about a little assistance on expenses, but it’s also about extending the sweetness for yourself. Donations might provide Mellow Pages the ability to afford a nice camera to record your readings. Or if you own a small press they would be able to directly buy books from you, as opposed to relying on your kind donations. It might mean they have a projector and screen to show your film, or a damn fine cup of (free) coffee for you to enjoy while you browse. Alright, I hope in three paragraphs, I have convinced you, because I feel passionate about this and I am not joking around. Now go give a little love by supporting their indiegogo campaign.