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Help Save Adobe Books With Music from The Dodos, Adam Stephen (oF Two Gallants) and more!


This is a super rad event for a great cause! And while the tickets aren’t super cheap, if you say “Broke-Ass Stuart sent me” at the door, they will give you a discount. Not sure how much, but there will be one. Sorry I’m just pasting the press release but today is a tough one and I’m slammed! Here’s all the details:

Music for Adobe Books


Our Indiegogo campaign still has a long way to go. If we don’t raise over 25K by March 15th, it will be the end of Adobe forever. Thankfully a bunch of talented musician are friends of the store, and are joining forces for a benefit show this Monday at Public Works. Thanks to their generosity we have a real chance of making our goal, and creating a new Adobe that is everything we love about the old Adobe and more.

Party Details:

Public Works
161 Erie Street
Monday, March 11th, Doors at 7pm, Music at 8pm
$20 in advance
$25 at the door

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Who We Are:

10 months ago when we heard that Adobe Books was about to be forced out of business by a 4k a month rent increase we formed a group to try to save it. Adobe has been such an important part of our lives as artists, writers, book lovers, and Mission dwellers — not only for the books, but for the impromptu events and gatherings, the gallery featuring local artists, the discussions, friendships and connections it has nurtured among us and the generous, welcoming spirit of the place — that we couldn’t see the mission without it.

Our Goal:

Create a new Adobe that is everything we love about the old Adobe and more — with a sustainable business plan that can become a model for other efforts like ours to keep culture, the arts, and small businesses alive in our communities.

Our Vision:

Adobe Books and Art will feature…

•better books, including a curated selection of new books.

•original art by new and established artists for sale in flat files and on our gallery walls

•pop-up stores within the store including San Francisco’s own Brown Owl Coffee, the Richmond District’s Park Life Store, Groove Merchant Records, and other wares by local artists, musicians, and book makers

•an exciting mix of programming including art openings, performances, readings and our traditional spur of the moment parties, curated by members of the collective and friends of the store

•a fresh look — replacing the old furniture, repainting, redesigning display space and event space

•a membership program offering perks and opportunities for co-op members including discounts on books and products and invitations to special events

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