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Introducing The Hudson Valley Books for Humanity

Have you ever wondered what to do with your pre-loved, but still readable, books? Do you like to shop locally for gifts, games, and items for your home? Do you like to hang with friends in a place where you can talk or have a language exchange? Do you seek inspiration around social and environmental justice or community-building?

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, then Hudson Valley Books for Humanity will be the place for you. They will offer used books (all genres), new books (focused on women, BIPOC, and other historically underrepresented voices), books in Spanish, Hudson valley artisan products, and space to showcase local artistic and literary talent. All will be welcome in our store, located in the center of downtown Ossining.

Amy, the owner of Hudson Valley Books for Humanity, has lived in Ossining with her husband Rob for over 20 years. They've raised two girls in the Ossining public schools and have been active in the community through their work and volunteerism.  A long-time human rights and sustainability professional (with EILEEN FISHER), Amy enjoys picking up trash on the shoreline or riding her (self-built) bamboo bike on the North County Trail. She also plays the bassoon (that funny-sounding double-reed woodwind) with the Hudson Valley Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

The bottom line? Amy simply wants to help people live in harmony, celebrate their unique differences, and leave this earth a little better for future generations. 

Opening a bookstore is a lot of work - and it's expensive. But they intend to do it right. The Hudson Valley Books for Humanity is seeking funds to help cover rent, a customer-friendly front door, air-conditioning, comfy furniture, website development, start-up inventory, and insurance. Every dollar raised through this campaign will support this community-oriented small business.
 
Check out their video here and find out how you can help support their efforts.

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