Fleeting Pages takes over the old Borders in Eastside for one month

Fleeting Pages takes over the old Borders in Eastside (pic by Ronald Woan)

Pop-up Indie Bookseller Fleeting Pages will re-open the doors at the empty Borders on Penn Circle South in East Liberty at 10am on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Fleeting Pages will sell independently published material of all stripes, as well as host writing workshops, literary readings and other events. Per their website, Fleeting Pages will take over “a space, left empty by a failed big box bookstore, for one month, and fill it with independent & self-published work of all kinds.” They currently have an open call for material.

Taking over the closed Borders Bookstore, Fleeting Pages will be open 7 days of the week until June 3, at which point this pop store will close its doors. “We felt that it was long enough to test some theories, and to make it worth giving up the rest of our lives for eleven weeks,” states Fleeting Pages creator, Jodi Morrison of Braddock, PA. Morrison explains her motivation behind the project; “I have always had a fascination with space, art, culture and economics.”

Fleeting Pages will offer a wide selection of independently published material including zines, self-published books, poetry chapbooks, comics, literary journals, translations, art publications, and local anthologies, as well as books by regional, national, and international writers. Events include readings, music and films. Workshops include bookbinding, comics, storytelling, and artist/writer trading cards.

Those unable to be in the Pittsburgh area, but value the idea, can support the project through by purchasing books through the Fleeting Pages’ online store.

Where is the first Fleeting Pages location?
5986 Penn Circle South, Pittsburgh in East Liberty, near the intersection at S. Highland Avenue, neighboring PNC Bank, Starbucks, and Whole Foods Market.

When is the deadline for getting my stuff sold there?
May 5th, 2011

How can I help?
Buy books from Fleeting Pages!

Duh, but I want to do more than that!
You can donate to the Fleeting Pages Kickstarter project here!

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