January 30th, 2013 / 12:05 pm

The 2013 award for sheer chutzpah, for hope, goes to Lorem Ipsum books in Cambridge, MA. The innovative bookstore fell on rocky shores and, in two days, is trying to raise $30,000 so they can stay afloat. They seem cool. Do ’em five bucks? Oh and then read this short thing about losing your job at a bookstore that I saw via Hobart’s Tumblr.


  1. Anjali Mullany

      I hold Matt Mankins (he’s the CTO at my company) in high regard — if anyone is going to find an innovative tech solution to the bookstore problem, it very well might be him. Oh and by the way, HE INVENTED WEB MAIL. I’m not kidding: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webmail

  2. Nick Mamatas

      Loved this store when I lived in Somerville. Hope to swing by during AWP. Anyway, sent them some dough, and thanks for letting us know.