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Total loan: $9,500


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Providence, RI, United States / Retail

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A loan helped open a community-owned bookstore in Providence's West End.

Mads's story

My co-founder and sister, Caroline, and I have been working in libraries and retail stores of all kinds since high school, and combined we have over 10 years of experience in libraries and retail management. We are working to open a community-owned brick & mortar bookshop in Providence's West End that operates under a cooperative model. We founded Heartleaf Books as a way to combine our love for books, and our experience in libraries and retail, to address a need we see in our neighborhood for a destination to buy and read books.