CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly identified the gender of Loftin Wilson. He is a man. The story has been updated to reflect this change. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
Friday will kick off 30 days of fundraising events to finance the move on Sept. 28. The event schedule includes a bike-in movie night at the store’s new location at 101 Lloyd St. Friday, brunch at Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe and a fancier $50 dinner.
Internationalist Books co-manager Martha Pentecost is excited for the move. She said there will be more space for bookshelves and seating.
The store hosts several organized events each week.
“We want to be the best resource center for people who are looking for alternatives,” Pentecost said. “The layout feels very welcoming.”
The staff of Internationalist Books hopes to raise $15,500 to finance the move. The money will go toward covering the rent of both spaces until the store’s Franklin Street lease ends. Funds will also be used to purchase furniture and cover light construction costs for the new space.
“We also want to bring in a lot of new inventory,” Pentecost said. “Spruce up the shop in that way.”