Launched earlier this month to address immediate needs and strategize for the future of the stores, the campaign has garnered support from 579 backers, contributing over $53,000 toward its $60,000 goal. Supporters can receive unique Loyalty merchandise, lifetime memberships for discounted shopping, and exclusive author experiences.
Hello Loyalty fam! As part of our Indiegogo fundraiser, we’ve got a fun giveaway + social media campaign to share with y’all & invite you to participate in! Help us spread the word + remind everyone why indie bookstores like Loyalty are essential! #ShoutYourLoyalty pic.twitter.com/6zsGPmQn0n
— Loyalty Bookstores (@Loyaltybooks) November 17, 2023
Additionally, Loyalty Bookstores has recently become a vendor at Bump ‘n Grind’s Analog Market, continuing their partnership that started with a curated pop-up shop collaboration in 2020.
“We are excited to welcome Loyalty Books into our community at Analog Market,” Bump ‘n Grind owner David Fogel wrote in the shop’s Liner Notes blog. “An inspiring local book store, their pop-up shop at our cozy home at 923 Gist Ave. is a perfect complement to the quirky vinyl and thrift cafe concept we have been developing the past few months.”
Analog Market marked its first year in downtown Silver Spring last July. After hosting various pop-up markets, Fogel acquired the market’s permanent location at 923 Gist Ave. last year, with plans to turn the building into a unique space with an outdoor garden, indoor coffee house/restaurant, vinyl/piano bar, and back patio.
Fogel aims to grow the Analog Market by adding more café and bar options and providing space for makers and musicians to use.
“The plan for the location is to cement Bump ‘n Grind in downtown Silver Spring, expanding our physical footprint to become a full-fledged cafe and bar concept. With our brand pillars, “Coffee. Music. Community.” at the forefront, we envision a third space that offers a multidimensional maker space, engaging music programming, and exciting food and beverage offerings,” Fogel wrote in July.
Analog Market was named the “Best Luddite Shopping Experience” by Washington City Paper in the Best of D.C. 2023 issue. Recent vendors include From Here to Home Essentials and Mojomala, which will open its first physical store this weekend in downtown Silver Spring.
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