This is great news! Very excited about this! I’ve known Sion for awhile now he has been putting on readings at Monks and now they will have their own space. This is a great cultural addition to Downtown!
Full Circle Book Co-op literally has come full circle in its search for a location.
Starting Oct. 1, it will sublease Hydra Beer Hall at 125 W. 10thÂ St. Hydra will focus on its brewery at 2425 S. Shirley Ave., move its downtown events there and expand its beer line.
That opened a door for the co-op, which was able to lease the space â€“ the first location the owners had looked at in their search for a home last year.
â€œWe were in the process of putting in an offer when Hydra beat us out,â€ co-owner Jason Kurtz said. â€œIt was really fun to get into our original idea. The opportunity kind of fell in our laps, and we dug into it and took advantage.â€
The store name is Full Circle because the idea is that writers can come in and hone their writing, learn about getting published and ultimately sell their work in the store. It also will carry used books along with a large selection of local and regionally published work.
â€œEssentially, it is based around a co-op concept where the community participates, and if they volunteer or pay- they will have input in our classes, can use the space for free or at a reduced price and get discounts on merchandise,â€ Kurtz said.
He and co-owner Sion Lidster are focused on raising funds to get started.
A Kickstarter campaign launched this week aims to raise $10,000 toward initial expenses. It’s more than 15 percent there with 28 days to go.