On the same weekend that Seattle Mystery Bookshop's GoFundMe campaign draws to a close, Wallingford's delightful Wide World Travel & Maps — the oldest travel bookstore in the country — has launched their own GoFundMe campaign. They're looking to raise $30,000, and according to Shelf Awareness, Rick Steves' Europe has donated a compelling travel package if the store hits its goals.

As I said when Seattle Mystery Bookshop announced their campaign, if crowd-funding isn’t your thing but you like to support independent bookstores, stop by Wide World Travel & Maps — they’re at 4411 Wallingford Ave N — and pick up a few books to prepare for an upcoming vacation, or a trip that you hope to one day make. What is a travel bookstore, after all, but a promise you make to yourself?