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Building with Cafe Noir

Book by Book with Cafe Noir

$5,690
pledged of$100,000 goal
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Campaign Ends on September 30, 2022

Project Description

 In only a year we have been able to gain over 3k in following that grows daily. We want to be a staple to the community by providing resources, encouraging sustainability, and collaborating with organizations that work for the greater good

Café Noir is not only a bookstore that focuses on books by Black, PoC, & LGBTQIA+ Authors, it is also a Café that provides quality and ethically sourced goods. We will be stocked with delicious healthy food options and an array of specialty drinks.

                                                      #Literature is Liberating!!!

Our success in just a year is a great example of the many accomplishments to come. 

                                                               Will you join us?

Cafe Noir open space concept modern design coffee shop bookstore
Cafe Noir Mock-up

With the Mid-South having one of the lowest literacy rates in the South we want to do all we can to aid in the fight to increase Literacy.  We have worked with Memphis Teacher Residency, Memphis Education Fund, LITE Memphis, Theatre Memphis, and District Officials. As we continue to expand we want to be an extending resource for the community.

Cafe Noir open concept children books community bookstore cafe coffee shop
Cafe Noir Mock-up

 What will Cafe Noir offer?

Our space will be like no other in Memphis but we need your support. What will we offer?

  • Books(New & Used)
  • Book Donation
  • Bulk Ordering
  • Various Noir Memberships(Noir Cards)
  • Space Rental
  • Podcast Studio
  • Office Rental
  • Commercial Kitchen Rental
  • Author Events
  • Teaching Aid
  • Workshops
  • DJ Hour
  • Local Merch(various vendors)
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • In-Store/Curb-Side Pick Up
  • Mobile Local Delivery

 More to come….

cafe coffee shop open concept modern aesthetic
Cafe Noir Mock-up

Why We are raising funds? How will funding be used?

We are raising funds to expand our reach into the community by opening our physical location. This will be a space that makes you fall in love with the nostalgia of Bookstores. Your donation will primarily aid with:

  • Securing a lease/purchase of a property for our physical storefront
  • Purchasing permits
  • Store Furnishings and Inventory
  • Bookstore & Café Equipment
  • Hiring your future friendly neighborhood booksellers

Any financial contribution gets us one step closer to our goal and We THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Check out our REWARDS!

Meet The Founder

Jasmine Settles is a Memphian,  UofM Graduate and a book-lover. Her love for books started as a child and grew over the years. She has worked as a Poetry Instructor, Studio Operator and Artistic Director of HomeGrown Arts. Her love for books and motivation to aid her community has pushed her into the vision of creating Cafe Noir.

Jasmine Settles

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When will I receive my rewards?

Once the Book-by-Book Campaign is complete we will connect with you to confirm mailing info and ship out all of your amazing rewards. 

  • How will donations be used?

Securing a lease/purchase of a physical storefront

Purchase permits

Store Furnishings and Inventory

Bookstore & Café Equipment

Hiring your future friendly neighborhood booksellers & Barista

  • Why are we raising funds?

We are raising funds to expand our reach into the community by opening our physical location. This will be a space that makes you fall in love with the nostalgia of Bookstores.

  • Are you looking for brand partnerships or offering brand sponsorship opportunities? 

Absolutely! We are always interested in partnering with brands/organizations that reflect our mission. Contact us at [email protected]

  • I've Donated, now what?

First, WE THANK YOU SO MUCH! Please share with your friends, family, neighbors, church, school, and more. We are thankful for all the support that is received. Check back for campaign updates.  

  • Can I donate once this campaign has ended?

Yes! We also accept donations through PayPal, Cash App, Venmo, and Check. 

raina
09/26/2022
Monetary Contribution
$5
09/26/2022
Books- $20+
$20
Kayle
09/26/2022
Books- $20+
$20
Supporter
09/20/2022
Books- $20+
$20
09/20/2022
Books- $20+
$20
09/20/2022
Books- $20+
$20
Andrea Wensits
09/17/2022
Books Mane
$10
Joylynn Ross
09/16/2022
Monetary Contribution
$50
Regina
09/16/2022
Books- $20+
$20
Lauren Henderson Odom
09/15/2022
Books- $20+
$40
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

31 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
Books- $20+

*Limited Edition Sweatshirt Designed by PesoTheBrand

 PesoTheBrand is a local Black-Owned clothing company. 

 

We are so grateful for the love you have shown!

39 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Bookish- $100+

*Limited Edition Sweatshirt Designed by PesoTheBrand

*Tote Bag

*Cafe Noir Mug

We are so grateful for the love you have shown!

13 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Booking-$250+

*Limited Edition Sweatshirt Designed by PesoTheBrand

*Tote Bag

*Cafe Noir Mug

*Blind Date w/New Release or Classic

We are so grateful for the love you have shown!

 

0 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Booked-$500+

* $50 Gift Card (Cafe Noir Online)

*Limited Edition Sweatshirt Designed by PesoTheBrand

*Blind Date w/New Release or Classic

*Tote Bag

*Cafe Noir Mug

*Join Our Opening "Thank You" Dinner

*Host (2hr) family/friends night @ Cafe Noir(bar & food not included)

 

We are so grateful for the love you have shown!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
750.00 USD
Book-tastic- $750+

*$50 Gift Card (Cafe Noir Online)

*Limited Edition Sweatshirt Designed by PesoTheBrand

*Blind Date w/New Release or Classic

*Custom Nalgene Water Bottle

*Tote Bag

*Cafe Noir Mug

*Join Our Opening "Thank You" Dinner

*Host (2hr) family/friends night @ Cafe Noir(bar & food not included

*BookClub Picnic w/ Spice It Up 901-Group Max 6(1 Title per person)

 

We are so grateful for the love you have shown!

 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Book-ologist- $1000+

-*$100 Gift Card(Cafe Noir Online)

*Limited Edition Sweatshirt Designed by PesoTheBrand

*Blind Date w/New Release or Classic

*Custom Nalgene Water Bottle

*Tote Bag

*Cafe Noir Mug

*Name display on Cafe Noir Wall

*Join Our Opening "Thank You" Dinner(open bar & food provided)

*Host 2hr family/friends evening on the house(bar & food not included)

*(2)Free Pinnacle Box Grizzlies Tickets 2023 season

We are so grateful for the love you have shown!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Bookish Group/Organization- $5000+

*$20 Gift Card(Cafe Noir Online)(up to 20)

*Limited Edition Sweatshirt Designed by PesoTheBrand (up to 20)

*Blind Date w/New Release or Classic (up to 20. Can be mixed)

*Custom Nalgene Water Bottle( up to 20)

*Tote Bag(up to 20)

*Cafe Noir Mug(up to 20)

*Organization Name display on Cafe Noir Wall

*Join Our Opening "Thank You" Dinner

(open bar & food provided. Each team member must register individually.)

*Host 2hr Team event (bar & food not included)(DJ Included)

We are so grateful for the love you have shown!

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0 Supporters
Select this reward
10,000.00 USD
Booked Organization/Group- $10,000+

*$20 Gift Card(Cafe Noir Online) for each team member(up to 40)

*Limited Edition Sweatshirt Designed by PesoTheBrand(up to 40)

*Blind Date w/New Release or Classic (up to 40. Can be mixed)

*Custom Nalgene Water Bottle(up to 40)

*Tote Bag(up to 40)

*Cafe Noir Mug(up to 40)

*Organization Name display on Cafe Noir Wall

*Join Our Opening "Thank You" Dinner

(open bar & food provided. Each team member must register individually.)

*Host 2hr Team event on the house(bar & food not included) 

(DJ Included)

We are so grateful for the love you have shown!

 

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
25,000.00 USD
BookedBeyond Organization/Group-$25,000+

*$40 Gift Card(Cafe Noir Online) for each team member(up to20)

*Limited Edition Sweatshirt Designed by PesoTheBrand(up to 20)

*Blind Date w/New Release or Classic(up to  20. Can be mixed)

*Custom Nalgene Water Bottle(up to20)

*Tote Bag(up to20)

*Cafe Noir Mug(up to 20)

*Organization Name display on Cafe Noir Wall

*Join Our Opening "Thank You" Dinner(open bar & food provided. Each team member must register individually.)

 

We are so grateful for the love you have shown!

*Host 4hr Team event on the house(bar & food not included)(DJ included)

*Team Balling Out-Pinnacle Box Grizzlies Tickets 2023

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0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

31 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
Books- $20+

*Limited Edition Sweatshirt Designed by PesoTheBrand

 PesoTheBrand is a local Black-Owned clothing company. 

 

We are so grateful for the love you have shown!

39 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Bookish- $100+

*Limited Edition Sweatshirt Designed by PesoTheBrand

*Tote Bag

*Cafe Noir Mug

We are so grateful for the love you have shown!

13 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Booking-$250+

*Limited Edition Sweatshirt Designed by PesoTheBrand

*Tote Bag

*Cafe Noir Mug

*Blind Date w/New Release or Classic

We are so grateful for the love you have shown!

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Booked-$500+

* $50 Gift Card (Cafe Noir Online)

*Limited Edition Sweatshirt Designed by PesoTheBrand

*Blind Date w/New Release or Classic

*Tote Bag

*Cafe Noir Mug

*Join Our Opening "Thank You" Dinner

*Host (2hr) family/friends night @ Cafe Noir(bar & food not included)

 

We are so grateful for the love you have shown!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
750.00 USD
Book-tastic- $750+

*$50 Gift Card (Cafe Noir Online)

*Limited Edition Sweatshirt Designed by PesoTheBrand

*Blind Date w/New Release or Classic

*Custom Nalgene Water Bottle

*Tote Bag

*Cafe Noir Mug

*Join Our Opening "Thank You" Dinner

*Host (2hr) family/friends night @ Cafe Noir(bar & food not included

*BookClub Picnic w/ Spice It Up 901-Group Max 6(1 Title per person)

 

We are so grateful for the love you have shown!

 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Book-ologist- $1000+

-*$100 Gift Card(Cafe Noir Online)

*Limited Edition Sweatshirt Designed by PesoTheBrand

*Blind Date w/New Release or Classic

*Custom Nalgene Water Bottle

*Tote Bag

*Cafe Noir Mug

*Name display on Cafe Noir Wall

*Join Our Opening "Thank You" Dinner(open bar & food provided)

*Host 2hr family/friends evening on the house(bar & food not included)

*(2)Free Pinnacle Box Grizzlies Tickets 2023 season

We are so grateful for the love you have shown!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Bookish Group/Organization- $5000+

*$20 Gift Card(Cafe Noir Online)(up to 20)

*Limited Edition Sweatshirt Designed by PesoTheBrand (up to 20)

*Blind Date w/New Release or Classic (up to 20. Can be mixed)

*Custom Nalgene Water Bottle( up to 20)

*Tote Bag(up to 20)

*Cafe Noir Mug(up to 20)

*Organization Name display on Cafe Noir Wall

*Join Our Opening "Thank You" Dinner

(open bar & food provided. Each team member must register individually.)

*Host 2hr Team event (bar & food not included)(DJ Included)

We are so grateful for the love you have shown!

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
10,000.00 USD
Booked Organization/Group- $10,000+

*$20 Gift Card(Cafe Noir Online) for each team member(up to 40)

*Limited Edition Sweatshirt Designed by PesoTheBrand(up to 40)

*Blind Date w/New Release or Classic (up to 40. Can be mixed)

*Custom Nalgene Water Bottle(up to 40)

*Tote Bag(up to 40)

*Cafe Noir Mug(up to 40)

*Organization Name display on Cafe Noir Wall

*Join Our Opening "Thank You" Dinner

(open bar & food provided. Each team member must register individually.)

*Host 2hr Team event on the house(bar & food not included) 

(DJ Included)

We are so grateful for the love you have shown!

 

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
25,000.00 USD
BookedBeyond Organization/Group-$25,000+

*$40 Gift Card(Cafe Noir Online) for each team member(up to20)

*Limited Edition Sweatshirt Designed by PesoTheBrand(up to 20)

*Blind Date w/New Release or Classic(up to  20. Can be mixed)

*Custom Nalgene Water Bottle(up to20)

*Tote Bag(up to20)

*Cafe Noir Mug(up to 20)

*Organization Name display on Cafe Noir Wall

*Join Our Opening "Thank You" Dinner(open bar & food provided. Each team member must register individually.)

 

We are so grateful for the love you have shown!

*Host 4hr Team event on the house(bar & food not included)(DJ included)

*Team Balling Out-Pinnacle Box Grizzlies Tickets 2023

4 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward