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January 13, 2011 / schulerbooks

Please help our bookseller Pierre!

Shelf Awareness, a daily e-newsletter for those in the bookselling industry has been kind enough to run a small piece about Pierre Vos-Camy, a bookseller at our 28th St. store in Grand Rapids (and manager of our Espresso Book Machine and the Chapbook Press). Our entire company has been stunned by an attack that happened while on vacation that has left him paralyzed from the waist down. Now his church has set up a fund to help the family cope with the accrued expenses of his treatment. Read this article for details:

Sad news about Pierre Vos-Camy, a bookseller at Schuler Books and Music, Grand Rapids, Mich. While vacationing with his family and wife’s extended family in Puerto Rico, thugs broke into his rental home. Responding to cries for help from family members, he was shot and is now paralyzed from the chest down.

Last week he was transferred to a hospital in Miami, where his wife, Jolene, has stayed. The children have returned to Grand Rapids. He will soon transfer to a rehabilitation hospital in Grand Rapids. His church, Church of the Servant, has begun to set up a fund to help the family meet unexpected expenses, including alterations to their home. Please send any contribution–made out to COS-Benevolent Fund with Vos-Camy Family on the memo line–to Church of the Servant, 3835 Burton St. S.E., Grand Rapids, Mich. 49546. The church will also deliver any mail messages to the family. The church may be reached at 616-956-7611.

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