|(from the Charity efforts album)|
From the notecard on this sent out by Miss Kamenev:
Wednesday, April 11th, 7 pm SLT - The Blue Mermaid in Caledon on Sea is hosting a party to Save Hypatia's Books! The party is for former Blue Mermaid owner Hypatia Callisto, & will feature book/library-themed music. Gratuities will go to Miss Hypatia.
Long story short: she's moving across an ocean and books can be quite costly to ship, even at reduced rates.
But Hypatia has a collection of rare & out-of-print books that would be extremely difficult to re-establish if she lost many of them. Lindens donated that night will go towards buying book bags (akin to Media Mail) for slow-rate shipping at a reduced rate.Now, this is an RL move, and it's permanent, and shipping books--especially rare, old, leather-bound editions, which many of these are--is always an expensive proposition. She's going to try and save everything she can and send them on their way to her new country, but it's not an inexpensive thing. She's going to need help.
Please join us if you can and bring friends. If you can't make it, contact Icarus Ghost in-world to find out how you can help otherwise. And spread the word! Thank you...
So remember--if you can make it, seven pm SLT, tomorrow evening, go to the Blue Mermaid and give to save the books. Miss Callisto will be grateful for all your efforts. Or contact Icarus Ghost and ask for more information. Or, hells, just throw money at Hypatia. Save the books!