A new store tries to crowdsource working capital; a Minnesota indie preps for its grand opening; Germany gives $1 million to booksellers; and more.

Tennessee Store Crowdsources Cash: The recently opened Words of Wisdom bookstore in Nashville has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $3,000 after a poor first month of sales.

Grand Opening for Minnesota Indie: The new Zenith Bookstore in Duluth will feature an all-start line-up of local authors for its grand opening.

College B&N Criticized: The student newspaper at California State University, Stanislaus criticizes the campus Barnes & Noble College Bookstore for a lack of inventory.

Germany Supports Bookstores with Prizes: The German Ministry of Culture awarded 117 small bookstores a total of 850,000 euros ($1 million) in prize money to support reading.

Boats Turned Into a Bookstore: Three boats have been transformed into Bookstore on the Sea in south China.