We're friends who value our city and what Never Ending Books has been to us and countless others, and who want to help shepherd it into New Haven's future. And we want you to be a part of it!
Late last year, news broke that New Haven’s Never Ending Books — for years a sanctuary for artists, bookworms, and performers — was closing. We want to keep it open. And we need your help to make it possible.
The Never Ending Books Collective will create a community-driven, independent art and cultural center dedicated to keeping art at street level by providing an inclusive space for both artists and audiences, a curated print media selection, low-cost events, exhibitions, and more in a multi-use storefront.
We want to make sure that the Never Ending Books storefront remains a part of the community. (Not just another empty space to cram a Panera Bread or bubble tea shop into.)
That will mean more regular hours than Never Ending Books has usually offered; a curated selection of used books for sale; a selection of art, literature, comix, zines, and more from local creators; eventually, when it’s safe, a space for musicians and performers. In the long-term, formalizing the collective as an LLC and/or 501(c)3 non-profit.
We don’t just want to keep Never Ending Books going as it is, but to help it to grow and thrive according to its potential.