Why Purchasing is the Long Term Solution for Books and More Jordan
In 2017, Book and More was asked to vacate its original location, voiding the lease. While this sounds unconventional to Westerners, rental agreements are not honored in such a way as Westerners would be familiar with. Agreements can be voided with little to no recourse. Despite the difficulties of the relocation, the library has flourished. Seeing membership and monthly attendance growth in the new location, that has become somewhat of an emerging neighborhood, was an unforeseen blessing.
The beautiful, yet the functional building is at risk again of being lost to the non-binding rental agreements. The owner of the current building, who has come into their own financial struggles and is now asking for Books and More to purchase the property in full by the end of 2018. If Books and More was to lose this space 30,000 books would again be without a home and the people of Jordan without a public lending library.
Books and More is in need of $900,000 USD (640,000 JOD) for the full purchase of the property and $300,000 USD (280,000 JOD) to build 2 additional levels. By purchasing this building we will be giving the city of Amman and its people a permanent lending library and community center for years to come.
BOOKS AND MORE TESTIMONIALS
“Thank you Books and more for everything,the cozy atmosphere,books and activities,hospitality and most of all the very nice people and their efforts to make reading such a healthy habit starting from early ages.”
“A great place to take your kids to learn how much reading can be a pleasurable experience. Very friendly staff and very safe place for children.”
“Lovely Library with caring, loving, friendly and dedicated owners! Great atmosphere and selection. Warm and cozy!”