IN A FEW WORDS: We also dream of this new space with you and for you people and families in the neighborhood! This little corner of life already has a name: ARCADIA, as the imaginary country created by artists and poets for centuries.
The ARCADIA bookshop on Carrer Rogent, 90 is changing from a local to a more beautiful one! LOOK!!! That will not be far away! We will be a few meters from the current premises, in Rogent, 74 and with a spectacular garden.
We will have to work hard, do work to adapt the premises and the garden, and we will open new services for the neighboring families of El Clot. We will bring the new ARCADIA with a new format, as a team and with a cooperative, sustainable and fair model. It will also be yours, we will create a network and with a cooperative perspective. Come and participate!
Main features and goals of the crowdfunding campaign
HISTORY Do you believe in the power of dreams? We, sure do! I am Sandra, mother of a 5-year-old girl, and expert in dreaming. When I read with my daughter, I remember myself at that age, with a smile and surrounded by papers and books at the publishing house where my father worked. 2 years ago, with my partner, Jordi, we fell in love with an outlet bookstore. And we said to ourselves ... why not? Today, ARCADIA is a family business specializing in children's and youth books, stationery and toys, at street level and tied to the neighborhood. Around us, we have created a new family, with customers, suppliers and neighbors. You don’t know how thankful you are for your support! It's time to dream again ... this time, together!
Why this is important
FOR YOU This project was started by Sandra's family but today ARCADIA's family is giant! The residents of Carrer Rogent and Clot, the network of people of culture, authors, illustrators, puppeteers, musicians and artisans ... the project is for all of them! We want to be a source of culture and joy that you can take home or enjoy under the lemon tree, in our garden. We will make ARCADIA more than a bookstore and we will continue near you, next to a garden, around the magic lemon tree. We will offer each other diverse fruits of culture and upbringing, feminism, cooperativism and sustainability.
OURSELVES We become a Cooperative. Yay! The founding members are Sandra, Camila and Jimena ... and soon we will be many more with all of you !!! Sandra is the mother of a five-year-old girl and knows from her own experience the value of parenting. She is a designer, has a lot of experience in the social sector and has been a key part of entrepreneurship: for more than 15 years she has been accompanying many entrepreneurial people to make their business ideas a reality in Barcelona. Camila is an administration scholarship student, she has experience in the creation of social entities and in the world of leisure and childcare ... And, above all, she is a source of joy and smiles! Jimena is a toy and puppet builder, leisure educator, and architect. Experience, passion, joy and creativity ... our secret tools! We are convinced that working with others makes us bigger and more fun: we carry out the process of materializing our project with the advice of Coopolis Cooperativa and with full confidence in the power and magic that summons the community of which we form part. HERE WE GO!
COLLABORATORS and DONORS: Just by explaining our plans to colleagues, and to friends, they wanted to collaborate with us with their work, with their advice, with ideas, with cultural objects and activities for the rewards. Thank you all, thank you very much!
Juan Carlos Rodriguez
Laia Orozco Joan
Juan Carlos Penagos
Cercle d'Economia Cooperativa i Migracions - Coòpolis
Dones pel Futur
Fundació Germanes Melé