Friends of booksellers, assemble!

Word comes from my friends at the The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square, Chicago, that one of their booksellers, Jon Fullmer, and his wife Amelia, have lost everything after a devastating apartment fire on May 24. Their first child is due next month. Until their renters insurance kicks in, they’ve got nothing. 

And not to distract from the real tragedy of losing all their day-to-day belongings, they also lost all their books. 

We can help! The main link is a Paypal fundraiser.

And you can also check in over at the Book Cellar’s site ( or their tumblr to learn more details about where to send books and such.