Black & Read Friday

November 21st, 2012

Join us this week for our annual "Black & Read Friday" book sale! You'll save 20% to 30% on all new books and help to sustain our project, allowing us to continue providing free community resources, accessible event space and an alternative economic model based on cooperative, libertarian principles.

2012 New Releases

The Art of Fermentation
The New Jim Crow

  1. The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World
    This celebrated new title by "fermentation revivalist" Sandor Katz was on our short list before it even arrived! With characteristic charm, Katz has produced an approachable yet comprehensive resource that is destined to become a homesteader's classic.

  2. Don't Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities
    Edited by Victoria Law (Resistance Behind Bars) and China Martens (The Future Generation), this brilliant collection is equal parts movement narrative and practical guide to creating family-friendly social justice campaigns.

  3. Rise of the Videogame Zinesters: How Freaks, Normals, Amateurs, Artists, Dreamers, Drop-outs, Queers, Housewives, and People Like You Are Taking Back an Art Form
    Part critical essay, part manifesto and part DIY guide, this new release shows why the videogame industry needs to change and how a new generation of indie game designers are challenging it.

  4. Sex, Race and Class - The Perspective of Winning: A Selection of Writings 1952-2011
    A stimulating collection of writings by second wave feminist Selma James, who's ground-breaking analysis of the invisible and unwaged work of women has taken on market exploitation, war and ecological devastation while advancing a new politics of class struggle.

  5. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
    The long awaited paperback edition of legal scholar Michelle Alexander's dazzling work on the prison industrial complex. Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it."

2012 Firestorm Best Sellers ★★★

A People's History of the United States
Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away with Another Spoon

  1. A People's History of the United States (P.S.)
    This revised and updated edition of civil rights activist and historian Howard Zinn's classic study of American history was the first scholarly work to tell our country's story from the bottom up. If you only read one book, read this one!

  2. My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids with Disabilities
    A partial antidote to the stories that misrepresent, ridicule and objectify disabled children and their parents, this fabulous collection of raw essays by "alternative" parents is a must have for caregivers, educators and everyone else who cares about kids.

  3. Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away with Another Spoon
    This playful coloring book recreates nursery rhymes and fairy tales to celebrate gender nonconforming children, adults and mythical beasts. Produced by Reach & Teach, a peace and justice learning company, responsible for Firestorm kids' favorite, Girls Are Not Chicks.

  4. The Coming Insurrection
    This slender, poetic work was written by anonymous authors in the wake of France's recent civil unrest and theorises the imminent collapse of capitalist culture. Labeled a "manual for terrorism" by French authorities, it has been widely circulated among anarchists, leftists and #occupiers.

  5. Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont
    A gorgeously illustrated field guide by local botanist Tim Spira, this book features 340 plants from our region with fascinating information about the ecology and natural history of each species in its larger environment.