We've been hearing since 2010 about the impending demise of beloved, raggedy used bookstore Adobe Bookshop on 16th Street. Well, now it looks like owner Andrew McKinley has come up with a plan to save the 25-year-old institution, which is half hang-out for literary types and part gallery too. He's going to go the crowd-sourcing route, via Indiegogo, with a campaign going live within a month, and they may start a non-profit as well. And following in the footsteps of other surviving bookstores, as SF Weekly reports, they'll try to diversify their revenue stream, and host workshops and events.
An event last Friday brought local literary heavy-hitters Stephen Elliott (who claims he's dated three women who've worked at Adobe), Michelle Tea (who read from a new work that included the line "Ziggy's work was thick with cunts and fucks and the defamation of the Christian god, and San Francisco had given her a grant."), and Rebecca Solnit, who railed against San Francisco becoming "a suburb of Silicon Valley."
Expect more info on Adobe's fundraising efforts via Facebook.