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How many banned books can a room of dedicated volunteers pack in an hour? Yesterday we found out!
Our next big project will launch in January, reaching far beyond our local community: with your support, we're going to send thousands of books pulled from schools and classrooms in Duval County, Florida, back to the kids they were intended for!
Friends, comrades, book lovers, if you're exchanging gifts this year, you need books! That's right, books made of paper, filled with amazing stories and subversive ideas. Skip the mall, skip the big box store, and definitely skip Am🤮zon.
This Sunday and next (10/15 & 10/22), we'll be donating net proceeds from all sales, online and in-store, to the mutual aid relief efforts of The Hebron International Resource Network.
While we still regularly field puzzled (and occasionally aggro) questions about why we're *still* requiring masks, we also hear from high-risk friends that Firestorm is one of the only places they feel safe visiting—and that means a lot to us!
Members of our community should be able to enjoy their homes, attend school, walk down a public street, or browse books at an LGBTQ bookstore without being subject to arbitrary surveillance by the state.
Firestorm Books is set to host a grand opening celebration at its new location in West Asheville on Sunday, August 27th. First announced in July of 2022, the move to 1022 Haywood Road begins an exciting new chapter for the worker co-operative.
Firestorm is scheduling in-person events for the first time in three years! We've got three usable spaces, including public or private, indoor or outdoor options.
For June 11th, the International Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners, our co-op will be donating all net proceeds from in-store and online sales to support funds for nine incarcerated activists.
Our co-op is teaming up with Tranzmission Prison Project to collect books for incarcerated queer and trans readers throughout the week of May 15th.
Bookstores and social centers can’t stop gun violence but we can make our communities safer by being prepared. That includes planning and training; for spaces like ours it also includes access to the life-saving tools needed after violence occurs.
Presented here is a list of a dozen new fiction and nonfiction titles that resonated with members of our collective, and the regulars who kept us busy through a third pandemic year!