To book lovers, feminists, Austin peeps, and anyone with a heart of gold:
Book Woman has run into troubled waters. The store requires $50,000 on top of normal sales by mid-December to renew its lease.
Why should you care? Book Woman is an independent bookstore. Book Woman is part of what makes Austin unique. Book Woman welcomes everybody; you can be a man and visit unscathed. In fact, you can be pretty much anything at all, and walk right on in to buy a book and enjoy some lovely conversation.
If you're in Austin, think about doing a little shopping there in the next few weeks. Don't let yet another indie Austin business succumb to the encroaching tide of franchises and strip malls.