A couple of bookstores in our region are running crowdfunding campaigns in an effort to stay in business.
In Tacoma, professional wrestler Ethan HD is running a GoFundMe to take over ownership of Destiny City Comics, a five-year-old shop whose owner announced he'd be closing this fall. Mister, uh, HD is about halfway to his goal.
Meanwhile, in Portland, a campaign to save the city's oldest bookstore, Cameron's Books and Magazines, is about a third of the way to its goal. The 80-year-plus store — which claims to have one of the biggest selections of periodicals outside the Library of Congress — is being forced to relocate; without a successful campaign it will probably disappear.