Mountain Fold Books
is a cool idea living next to the newly opened Iron Bird Brewing Co., meaning it's contributing to the resurgence of southeast downtown and that popular supporting-small-and-local thing we all hear so much about.
That's because the six-month-old Mountain Fold — a nonprofit run by Marina Eckler and Jonathan Fey that won
the Pikes Peak Community Foundation's $10,000 Ingenuity Grant — wants "to provide access to contemporary small press print and journal publications in poetry, fiction, and visual arts through an independent reading room, bookstore, and cafe. We seek to extend public access to those books which are not already widely available in the Pikes Peak region, and to voices which are underrepresented in commercial literature."
But they want your help to do it. The bookstore hopes to gain 1,000 members donating $10 or more by Sept. 5, and will provide you a variety of pretty dope rewards
in return. (My favorite: The "City for Duchampions
" urinal-themed bumper sticker.)