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An abridged version of this statement appears in today's Mountain Xpress. It was signed by 55+ local business owners and nonprofit directors who reject recent calls by so called "Asheville Business Owners" to maintain or increase investment in policing.
Last week members of our collective made our first book donation drop off at La Esperanza, a cooperatively-owned building purchased by the Emma community in 2019.
Our friends at Asheville Prison Books have put together a wishlist of highly requested items including journals, dictionaries, and almanacs. These items provide a crucial source of information and self-expression for incarcerated folks.
I early June our co-op was contacted by Oprah Daily in regards to an upcoming piece on queer-owned bookstore. Since the short interview conducted with a Firestorm Collective member wasn't used in the resulting article, we're publishing it here!
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.
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...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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!