Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Vegan Book Swap at LaunchPad on Saturday

Olivia Lane

Something to look forward to this weekend at LaunchPad - this event sounds like great fun, and it's been organized by a pair of fantastic local folks. Also, Owl & Thistle, whose selection gets better every time I go in, has contributed a gift basket to their raffle, so it's a local lovefest. Check them out on FB or see the original invite here (or read on below):

Vegan/ AR Book Swap 2.0

Saturday, December 10th, 2-5pm
721 Franklin Ave (btw. Sterling & Park)
Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Hello vegan & veg-curious friends!

This is a gentle reminder that the next book swap is this Saturday. We hope that you'll be able to join us-- with or without books! We need your help to raise funds for Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuarya non-profit that provides shelter to cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep, and goats who have been rescued from cases of abuse, neglect and abandonment. 100% of the money raised from this event will be sent directly to the sanctuary. Even better news is that a local Brooklyn guy has offered to match donations collected at the swap (up to $200). The best news is that an anonymous donor will match all sanctuary donations collected this month up to $100K!!! There's never been a better time to come hang out, make some friends, eat cupcakes, and pick up some books for yourself and your Secret Santa!

  • A gift basket of exciting vegan goodies from Owl & Thistle General Storean urban mercantile specializing in local, green, fair and direct-trade products. Located in Crown Heights. ($20 value)
  • A $20 gift certificate to Chavela's Mexican Restaurant & Bar of Crown Heights.
  • A $20 gift certificate to Terri, an all vegetarian quick service restaurant serving delicious, organic super foods seasoned like familiar favorites. Located in Chelsea.
  • A vegan body care product from Raganella. Handmade in Prospect Heights with local and organic ingredients. ($18 value)
AND A MINI VEGAN BAKE SALE featuring homemade treats from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World!

Please show the swap some love! Visit our Facebook event page and RSVP. Please also share it on your Facebook profile and/or tweet about it.

The vegan book swap was recently written up in Brokelyn!
"A book swap for animal lovers. (No leather-bound editions!)"

We were also mentioned on SuperVegan.

Here are answers to some FAQ:

Is this swap free and open to all, even non-vegans?

What should I bring to the swap?
Bring your awesome self and no more than 5 items to swap.

What if I don't have any books to share?
You can buy used books for $2 donation each and thus support the critters at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary!

I have lots of extra money in my wallet, what should I do with it?
You should totally enter our raffle! We'll have awesome prizes and the money goes to Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.

What should I wear to the swap?
Elastic-waistband pants or empire-waist dresses are a good choice because there will be yummy vegan snacks available for purchase.

Do you need volunteers?
Yes! Thanks for asking. We need five fantastic volunteers who can to take a blood oath to show up at 1:45 and leave at 5:30 the day of the event, unless otherwise noted. We'll try to work out of a good compensation/ perk for all your help. Positions are:
1. Check-in: Responsible for getting folks to sign in, giving them book credits, and directing them to the pile-o-stuff.
2. Media assistant: Responsible for sorting incoming media donations and keeping pile-o-stuff in order.
3. Photographer: Responsible for documenting the event, emailing photos to us, and posting on Facebook. (2pm to 5pm. You can totally use your iPhone!)
4. Check-out/ Cashier: Responsible for making sure folks have the right number of credits for the number of items they leave with. Responsible also for assisting with raffle sales.
5. Concession: Responsible for selling treats at the event and helping set-up/clean up snack area.

Should I RSVP?
Show off how busy you are here.

See you soon!
Olivia Lane and Jamie Hagen

Olivia doesn't want to be the only one Googling herself.
If you wanna web-spy on Jamie.


  1. Thank you Nick!!! We are so excited!

  2. Love you guys! Thanks so much raising funds for the animals at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary! Oivia - you are the best!

  3. Have you guys met Jan Webber from Farmlandia? She is filming a major documentary on Farmers across the country. Olivia you should check her out. Totally amazing woman!