Submitted by iconoclast on Sat, 03/07/2015 - 5:35pm
671 Sun Valley Rd. PO Box 806 Ketchum, ID 83340 (208) 726-1564
Come enjoy over 3000 square feet of new, used, and rare books! Perhaps nibble on a freshly baked treat from our cafe as you discuss the newest releases with our staff, or sip from a cup of locally roasted, organic coffee while browsing our magazines and literary journals. Whether you seek gifts and games or excellent company, Iconoclast Books will prove the end to your search.
Sunday through Thursday
7 AM - 7 PM
Friday and Saturday
7 AM - 9 PM
Thanks to Heidi Marotz for creating the beautiful picture of the Iconoclast Books & Café storefront shown above! Be sure to visit the store to see more of this Idaho Falls artist's beautiful card line, Chique Lixo.
Hello and welcome to summer!
Thanks to nearly 400 donors and to the hundreds more who spread the word via social media and email blasts, we exceeded our initial fundraising goal of $85,000! Many many thanks, everyone!!! We now have the breathing room to focus on what we need to do next – implement our business plan for long-term success, which includes accelerating repayment of our outstanding business improvement and disaster relief loans and other debts. These include:
SBA disaster relief loan for the 2007 Castle Rock fires.
Indebtedness to landlord related to the 2009 seizing of our bank.
Taxes, which my husband Gary fell behind on prior to his death.
We are in good standing with these debts but they inhibit us from moving forward, and moving forward for Iconoclast means:
Restructuring the corporation to allow partner investment, making Iconoclast a truly community-owned bookstore. Significant obligations must be met before we can do this.
Continuing to support our community’s collective interests as a gathering place and hub for readers, authors, musicians, poets, actors, children and teens.
Improving the bookstore with upgrades to the cafe and retail spaces.
Increasing our work with non-profits, including schools, libraries and arts organizations.
Realizing our long-held ambition to facilitate and host Writers/Artists in Residence Programs.
This is our vision for Iconoclast. We couldn’t have gotten to this point without your help and support, and we are deeply grateful for the love our community has given back to us.
We want to keep you apprised of our progress going forward. You can sign on to our mailing list here.
You can review the details of our successful Indiegogo campaign here.
Our heartfelt thanks again, to all of you. The theme of our fundraising campaign came from Neil Gaiman, who said a town just isn’t a town without a bookstore. But it's equally true that a bookstore can’t be a bookstore without a town. We are lucky to have you.
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