Be part of our history

For close to 80 years, the location of the «Bödeli» Bookshop has been home to dedicated book sellers, bringing literature, culture and people together. To keep this fabulous shop thriving into the future, some renovations and improvements are necessary - that is why we’re asking for your help.

We strive to be your trusted book purchase point of chice, not only for books, but also gifts, games and stationary. Conversations in an inviting atmosphere, while sipping a fine cup of coffee- to discuss boos or just «this and that - are encouraged! We are also able to take orders and make delivery via our on-line bookshop - also for fans if Indi-Bookshop all over the World.

Along with books, we also have a fabulous range of gift items produced by both local artisans and by disabled persons who are supported by dedicated social institutions. Book readings and book launches, cultural, social and music events will have their place within our walls. We are so grateful for the many lovely conversations that have been shared with us. These let us know the we are on the right track.

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My project is special because ...

My enthusiastic, competent team members have applied themselves to their vocation fully - heart, body and soul. We are often referred to as an oasis of refuge that encourages interaction between people, books and culture in today’s busy world - with your support, we’ll be able to continue doing this for years to come!

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This is what I need backing for.

We’ve already put a lot of love, energy and creativity, into several projects, carting out «soft» renovations and adaptions within the store, as well as to our range of goods, the creation of a homepage with an online shop, and in arranging cultural events in the shop. It is time to retire some of our equipment and furnishings, though. Generally, things are on the ’up and up’, but when one takes a closer look…..

  • The lighting must be more customer-friendly and ecological. It is essential that hardware and IT items such as the printer and our daily work instruments are updated. This is top priority.
  • The sales counter and workspaces must be renovated or replaced.
  • The shelves of our back storage need to be replaced to provide more space and to lighten it up.
  • It is important that we can place greetings cards, books and gift items outside of the shop to attract customers, even when it’s raining. New waterproof sun awnings are necessary.

That’s the the material side of it….. Also of great significance to us is the conservation and support of:

-educating booksellers (apprenticeship) and the engagement of persons with disabilities.

  • to retain and expand our cultural space for social encounters, culture, education, and music.

As you can see from the photos, however, we still have some work to do; work that will be initiated with your help.

Every donation, small or large, will aid us in carrying out these efforts. You’re supporting the Boedeli Bookshop to be an oasis of culture and calm, and assisting in the sustenance of local jobs and educational positions.

Our heartfelt thanks - whether you’re supporting us by making a donation or by being a loyal customer. Your book-lovers team, the Bödeli Bookshop

We are certain: We can make it with a little help from our friends!

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