A Philly bookstore launches a GoFundMe campaign; the Jordan bookstore saved by crowdfunding; a Strand co-owner looks back at the store's 90 years; and more.

Black Bookstore in Philly Seeks Funding: The Black and Nobel Bookstore in North Philadelphia, which specializes in African-American literature, may have to close after 15 years. The store has launched a GoFundMe campaign seeking $250,000.

Crowdfunding Saves a Jordan Bookstore: Mahall al-Maa bookstore, in Jordan's capital, Amman, operates on a pay-what-you-like basis—but after bills began piling up after its owner fell ill, it took a crowdfunding campaign to keep it alive.

The Strand's Co-Owner On 90 Years In NYC: The Strand, located in New York's Union Square, is officially a nonagenarian. Its co-owner, Nancy Bass Wyden, looks back at nine decades of books.

Meet Me at BookFest St. Louis: Left Bank Books in St. Louis, Mo., has announced a day-long literature and literary arts festival, the first annual BookFest St. Louis, to be held on September 23.