Kepler’s Books is under new ownership and has re-opened with a nonprofit arm as it tries to compete with online bookselling giants like Amazon.com. Other independent stores are also experimenting.
Kepler’s, the 57-year-old independent bookstore, hopes to stay afloat with a new business model: a for-profit bookstore and a non-profit organization dedicated to events.
Silicon Valley startup Culture Kitchen invites Bay Area foodies to take cooking classes taught by immigrant home cooks, who are experts in their countries’ cuisines.
Stanford’s Sustainable Fashion Collective held a fashion show featuring eco-friendly beaded necklaces made by women in Uganda. The proceeds from jewelry sales help the women escape poverty.