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2018 Bestsellers & Collective Picks
Dec 3rd, 2018

2018 Bestsellers & Collective Picks

Looking back at the books that ruled our world this year, we see a hunger for understanding, going beyond quick and easy answers. Though the pace of social and political...

Our Co-op Is Being Harassed by Keyboard Nazis
Nov 18th, 2018

Our Co-op Is Being Harassed by Keyboard Nazis

Our co-operative has been on the receiving end of unwanted attention from alt-right trolls. This week – inspired by others who are also being harassed – we are sharing our experience.

Pop-Up Series Call for Artists
Nov 12th, 2018

Pop-Up Series Call for Artists

For the last three years Firestorm has hosted a holiday craft market fundraiser in December. This year we've decided to change the format and instead organize a series of...

We're On Patreon!
Oct 15th, 2018

We're On Patreon!

We're relaunching our Community Sustainers Program with a move to Patreon and new perks for members. Can you help us reach our goal of 200 sustainers by the end of the...

Rebellious Mourning
Sep 27th, 2018

Rebellious Mourning

The end of summer was pretty tumultuous for our co-op, with new team members coming on board and significant staff time going towards defending our work. As things settle...

Gentrification Resistance & Survival
Aug 31st, 2018

Gentrification Resistance & Survival

On August 8th, our co-operative was given thirty days by the City of Asheville to stop hosting a free, weekly event in our community room. The event in question -- a mobile...

Needles on Haywood Road!
Aug 15th, 2018

Needles on Haywood Road!

We are making this post to provide additional, factual information regarding the Steady Collective’s weekly syringe access/naloxone distribution event hosted by our...

Don't Believe Everything You Hear
Jul 26th, 2018

Don't Believe Everything You Hear

Many of y'all contacted us today, concerned that our bookstore or our fantastic neighbors at Kairos West Community Center were in danger of being shut down by the city....

2018 Call for Worker-Owners
Jul 2nd, 2018

2018 Call for Worker-Owners

Have you ever wanted to work in a cooperative? Fire your boss? Own a business? Would you like to work in a majority femme and queer collective?

The Cafe Is Dead, Long Live the Cafe!
May 19th, 2018

The Cafe Is Dead, Long Live the Cafe!

At the beginning of the year we phased out our full-service cafe in order to expand our bookstore. This month we're completing the process with the launch of a new...

A New Vision for 610 Haywood Road
Feb 13th, 2018

A New Vision for 610 Haywood Road

Beginning this month we are undertaking a broad re-visioning of 610 Haywood Road. As the result of extensive conversations within our collective we've decided to scale back...

Looking Back, Looking Forward
Jan 17th, 2018

Looking Back, Looking Forward

On the one year anniversary of Trump's inauguration ("J20"), communities around the country will gather to reconnect to the roots from which their movements draw strength,...