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We're Hiring!
May 11th, 2021

We're Hiring!

We're hiring a community events coordinator who will be responsible for developing, managing, and promoting our event calendar as well as overseeing our sustainers program. BIPOC and native Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Happy (Radical) Earth Day
Apr 22nd, 2021

Happy (Radical) Earth Day

In 1970, national organizers adapted the successful strategies of the anti-war and the civil rights movements to mobilize 20 million people against pollution and...

Stop the Camp Sweeps!
Apr 19th, 2021

Stop the Camp Sweeps!

Evicting camps and traumatizing their occupants has never promoted public health for the homeless or the wider community. Members of our collective wrote an opinion column for the Asheville Citizen-Times to address the city's attacks on the houseless.

Change Everything
Apr 9th, 2021

Change Everything

At the beginning of the year our collective contributed to the reprint of "To Change Everything," a beautiful pamphlet first published in 2015 by CrimethInc to introduce anarchism to a new audience. Grab a free copy next time you're at our store!

It's Our Close-iversary
Mar 16th, 2021

It's Our Close-iversary

One year ago today we closed Firestorm in response to COVID-19. While all this has gone down in the most unforgivably ruinous manner, today we're grateful that vaccination offers a pathway out of the crisis for those of us with the privilege of access.

A Coincidence of Names
Mar 15th, 2021

A Coincidence of Names

In February, we received an email from Far Right activist and scourge of West Asheville Sanjit L Patel about the presence of his name on our list of "Lifetime Members." We wish to assure our community that we have never accepted money from Mr. Patel.

Books Are Nice But What About Houses?
Mar 1st, 2021

Books Are Nice But What About Houses?

A lack of safe, affordable housing in Western North Carolina is a huge and multifaceted issue that isn't going to be solved by a bookstore, but during the first five days of March, our co-op will be raising money for Community Housing Coalition (CHC).

Black History Month 2021
Feb 7th, 2021

Black History Month 2021

Black History Month was conceived by Carter Woodson to contest a rising white supremacy that parallels the one we face today. We've compiled this list of favorite titles because we believe Black history is essential to the liberation of all peoples!

New Social Movement Resources
Jan 27th, 2021

New Social Movement Resources

We love seeing visionary activism transformed into fun and affordable tools designed to promote self-reflection and inter-generational dialog. And if you can write in a...

White Riots Past and Present
Jan 8th, 2021

White Riots Past and Present

It turns out this week's "unprecedented" attempt to overturn a US election has a precedent in our own backyard! In 1898, a white supremacists successfully overturned an election in North Carolina, destroying a powerful, anti-capitalist coalition.

New Worker-Owner: Esmé
Jan 6th, 2021

New Worker-Owner: Esmé

Last month our co-op celebrated a new owner! Esmé joined our team in late 2019 to coordinate offsite sales and school book fairs, and then didn't bail on us even...

On Our Continued Closure
Dec 26th, 2020

On Our Continued Closure

Many people seem surprised by our extended, unbroken closure of almost ten months. With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and attention on local conflict between small business management and workers, we wanted to share a little bit about that decision.