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649
Contributeurs
€ 52,539
pledged over € 40,000 goal

This project will be successful Ending on : 17/07/2021

 We need your help to keep our LGBTQ+ bookshop viable.

Description


Les mots à la bouche is a Parisian bookshop specialised in LGBTQ+ content that was founded in 1980 by Jean-Pierre Meyer-Genton. Since its creation in the 1980s it has become a cultural landmark for the French LGBTQ+ community.


Over the last 40 years, the bookshop has organised hundreds of literary events and exhibitions. Its team has recommended, loved, and cherished thousands of books. During the first lockdown in March 2020 the bookshop was obliged to move from the Marais, the historical LGBTQ+ quarters in Paris, to the 11th arrondissement.

Over 40 years of history and a future that we can build together!

Since then, despite the unprecedented situation, and to our great joy, the bookshop remained open and our team has continued to welcome, advise, and share its love for books and lgbtq+ art with you.

To celebrate its 41 years, the bookshop is embarking on a new adventure. And we’ll need your help!

Walter Paluch, who has been the owner and manager of Les Mots à la Bouche for 25 years, would now like to pass it on to his team of employees as a cooperative in which he will remain an associate!


The decision of creating a cooperative was reached by mutual agreement and predates our relocation. This choice has enabled the process to be a happy and smooth experience and was born out of a desire for a sustainable business model that places its employees at its centre.


The team
From left to right : Jimmy, Céline, Nicolas, Eva, Kamel et Walter


All six of us form the cooperative that will operate the bookshop. This initiative was built on a mutual agreement and in accordance with Walter’s whish to pass on the bookshop’s economic, cultural and symbolic legacy.
It has been voted that Eva and Nicolas will act as first co-managers with Walter’s help until the end of the initial transition period. Later, the decisions will be taken by the team as a whole. One person will equal one vote in the decision-making process.


Project Goal


As it stands, all our savings (despite our best efforts!) are not enough for us to safely take over the bookshop. We need a helping hand : yours !


Our goal is to buy the bookshop. That means that we need to buy the business, the stock and the furniture that allows us to offer over 12 000 publications!


In this transaction, the books alone are estimated at 150 000 euros. Added to that sum is the debt caused by the loan we took to purchase the business and that we will be paying back until 2027.

With your help, important loans of the Réseau SCOP and of the NEF, we hope to purchase the stock, while building, thanks to our economic capital, a stronger working capitol that will allow us to fend off all eventual problems. After all, the last two years have taught us that anything is possible.


That’s why, with your help, we are aiming to raise 40 000 euros ! This will contribute 35% to our economic capitol.
If we exceed this amount, we will be delighted to renew our IT infrastructure and maybe, we might even be able to update our website!



These are some examples of how the money will be invested :

5.000 euros : You help us buy the aisle of “LGBTQ+ essays”
10.000 euros : With this amount we can buy the LGBTQ+ essays and our poetry aisle
20.000 euros : Now we can buy our crime fiction, SF, and Fantasy aisle too
30.000 euros : We can add our fanzine aisle
40.000 euros : We can buy our LGBTQ+ photography books that we keep downstairs
+ 40.000 euros : Everything is possible !

New goals



649
Contributeurs
€ 52,539
pledged over € 40,000 goal

This project will be successful Ending on : 17/07/2021

First step 5.000€ :
we can buy the fanzines and prozines !


Second step 10.000€
so we can add the thrillers and scifi books !


third step 20.000€
to be able to provide you all our poetry books


4th step 30.000€
to secure the LGBTQ+ essays aisle


Last step is 40.000€
to add all our collection of LGBTQ+ photobooks

New goal: 50.000€ 125%
To renew our computers and IT infrastructure

Further: 60.000€ 150 %
To redesign our website and online bookshop !

For € 1.00 or more

142 presales

Free participation: I just want to contribute

I do not wish any reward and wish to chose any amount

For € 5.00 or more

25 presales

Thanks for your important boost !

Every help matters to us, thanks a lot to provide!

For € 10.00 or more

170 presales

A precious support!

We thank you for this precious help. If you wish to, we'll add your name to our acknowledgment list that will be created for our website and social media.

For € 50.00 or more

109 presales

We'll write you a thank you postcard

That will be send to you ! (Added to the latter reward)


update 19/06/2021 As a reward for this amazing altruism, we'll add the exclusive tote bag!

For € 100.00 or more

60 presales

A huge thank you for your generosity, and an exclusive tote bag to thank you!

Added to the latter rewards we'll keep one of our exclusive totebags for you at the bookshop.


update du 19/06/2021 As a reward for this amazing altruism, we'll add a small surprised goodie!

estimated delivery date : come see us from August
For € 110.00 or more

23 presales

A huge thank you for your generosity, and an exclusive tote bag delivered to you (international)

Added to the latter rewards we'll send you one of our exclusive totebags.


update du 19/06/2021 As a reward for this amazing altruism, we'll add a small surprised goodie!

estimated delivery date : before the end of September 2021
For € 200.00 or more

31 presales

Surprise!

We're out of wors and will add to the previous rewards a surprise to thank you !

estimated delivery date : come see us from August
For € 210.00 or more

47 presales

Surprise delivered to you! (international)

We're out of wors and will add to the previous rewards a surprise to thank you...delivered to you !

estimated delivery date : before the end of September 2021
40 backers didn't choose a reward.
22/06/2021 - 12:40
Longue vie à la librairie ! Le bonjour des Pays-Bas en attendant de passer à Paris :)
21/06/2021 - 20:10
Salut de Vienne / Autriche!
21/06/2021 - 20:05
Salut de Vienne / Autriche!
21/06/2021 - 16:11
Bon courage à tous, très chère équipe, et bravo pour cette initiative. Longue vie aux Mots à la Bouche !!
20/06/2021 - 20:44
❤️💪🏻🏳️‍🌈

 We need your help to keep our LGBTQ+ bookshop viable.

Description


Les mots à la bouche is a Parisian bookshop specialised in LGBTQ+ content that was founded in 1980 by Jean-Pierre Meyer-Genton. Since its creation in the 1980s it has become a cultural landmark for the French LGBTQ+ community.


Over the last 40 years, the bookshop has organised hundreds of literary events and exhibitions. Its team has recommended, loved, and cherished thousands of books. During the first lockdown in March 2020 the bookshop was obliged to move from the Marais, the historical LGBTQ+ quarters in Paris, to the 11th arrondissement.

Over 40 years of history and a future that we can build together!

Since then, despite the unprecedented situation, and to our great joy, the bookshop remained open and our team has continued to welcome, advise, and share its love for books and lgbtq+ art with you.

To celebrate its 41 years, the bookshop is embarking on a new adventure. And we’ll need your help!

Walter Paluch, who has been the owner and manager of Les Mots à la Bouche for 25 years, would now like to pass it on to his team of employees as a cooperative in which he will remain an associate!


The decision of creating a cooperative was reached by mutual agreement and predates our relocation. This choice has enabled the process to be a happy and smooth experience and was born out of a desire for a sustainable business model that places its employees at its centre.


The team
From left to right : Jimmy, Céline, Nicolas, Eva, Kamel et Walter


All six of us form the cooperative that will operate the bookshop. This initiative was built on a mutual agreement and in accordance with Walter’s whish to pass on the bookshop’s economic, cultural and symbolic legacy.
It has been voted that Eva and Nicolas will act as first co-managers with Walter’s help until the end of the initial transition period. Later, the decisions will be taken by the team as a whole. One person will equal one vote in the decision-making process.


Project Goal


As it stands, all our savings (despite our best efforts!) are not enough for us to safely take over the bookshop. We need a helping hand : yours !


Our goal is to buy the bookshop. That means that we need to buy the business, the stock and the furniture that allows us to offer over 12 000 publications!


In this transaction, the books alone are estimated at 150 000 euros. Added to that sum is the debt caused by the loan we took to purchase the business and that we will be paying back until 2027.

With your help, important loans of the Réseau SCOP and of the NEF, we hope to purchase the stock, while building, thanks to our economic capital, a stronger working capitol that will allow us to fend off all eventual problems. After all, the last two years have taught us that anything is possible.


That’s why, with your help, we are aiming to raise 40 000 euros ! This will contribute 35% to our economic capitol.
If we exceed this amount, we will be delighted to renew our IT infrastructure and maybe, we might even be able to update our website!



These are some examples of how the money will be invested :

5.000 euros : You help us buy the aisle of “LGBTQ+ essays”
10.000 euros : With this amount we can buy the LGBTQ+ essays and our poetry aisle
20.000 euros : Now we can buy our crime fiction, SF, and Fantasy aisle too
30.000 euros : We can add our fanzine aisle
40.000 euros : We can buy our LGBTQ+ photography books that we keep downstairs
+ 40.000 euros : Everything is possible !

New goals



649
Contributeurs
€ 52,539
pledged over € 40,000 goal

This project will be successful Ending on : 17/07/2021

First step 5.000€ :
we can buy the fanzines and prozines !


Second step 10.000€
so we can add the thrillers and scifi books !


third step 20.000€
to be able to provide you all our poetry books


4th step 30.000€
to secure the LGBTQ+ essays aisle


Last step is 40.000€
to add all our collection of LGBTQ+ photobooks

New goal: 50.000€ 125%
To renew our computers and IT infrastructure

Further: 60.000€ 150 %
To redesign our website and online bookshop !

For € 1.00 or more

142 presales

Free participation: I just want to contribute

I do not wish any reward and wish to chose any amount

For € 5.00 or more

25 presales

Thanks for your important boost !

Every help matters to us, thanks a lot to provide!

For € 10.00 or more

170 presales

A precious support!

We thank you for this precious help. If you wish to, we'll add your name to our acknowledgment list that will be created for our website and social media.

For € 50.00 or more

109 presales

We'll write you a thank you postcard

That will be send to you ! (Added to the latter reward)


update 19/06/2021 As a reward for this amazing altruism, we'll add the exclusive tote bag!

For € 100.00 or more

60 presales

A huge thank you for your generosity, and an exclusive tote bag to thank you!

Added to the latter rewards we'll keep one of our exclusive totebags for you at the bookshop.


update du 19/06/2021 As a reward for this amazing altruism, we'll add a small surprised goodie!

estimated delivery date : come see us from August
For € 110.00 or more

23 presales

A huge thank you for your generosity, and an exclusive tote bag delivered to you (international)

Added to the latter rewards we'll send you one of our exclusive totebags.


update du 19/06/2021 As a reward for this amazing altruism, we'll add a small surprised goodie!

estimated delivery date : before the end of September 2021
For € 200.00 or more

31 presales

Surprise!

We're out of wors and will add to the previous rewards a surprise to thank you !

estimated delivery date : come see us from August
For € 210.00 or more

47 presales

Surprise delivered to you! (international)

We're out of wors and will add to the previous rewards a surprise to thank you...delivered to you !

estimated delivery date : before the end of September 2021
40 backers didn't choose a reward.
22/06/2021 - 12:40
Longue vie à la librairie ! Le bonjour des Pays-Bas en attendant de passer à Paris :)
21/06/2021 - 20:10
Salut de Vienne / Autriche!
21/06/2021 - 20:05
Salut de Vienne / Autriche!
21/06/2021 - 16:11
Bon courage à tous, très chère équipe, et bravo pour cette initiative. Longue vie aux Mots à la Bouche !!
20/06/2021 - 20:44
❤️💪🏻🏳️‍🌈