Indie bookstore opening in Fort Worth
May 27, 2016
The Last Word, 2700-square-foot bookstore, opens on Cowtown’s Near Southside Friday at 615 S. Jennings Ave.
It was started by Paul Combs who decided to pursue his longtime dream of running a bookstore after he was laid off from his job with an oncology management company. As he told bookweb.org., he launched a GoFundMe campaign in to cover initial costs for The Last Word. In five months, he raised $9000.
“I’m probably working harder than I ever have in my life to get things going,” he told bookweb. “But I’ve never been happier doing it.”
He’s stocking more fiction than non-fiction and lots of independently published and local writers. There will also be space devoted to visual art as well as author and book-club events.
You can check out The Last Word on its Facebook page, http://www.bookweb.org/news/last-word-bookstore-open-fort-worth-33809.