Bookstores Against Borders

Bookstores Against Borders

July 1st, 2019

“All borders are acts of state violence inscribed in landscape.”
—Mike Davis and Alessandra Moctezuma, Colorlines

Update (7/7/19): We raised $381.74! A modest contribution to a very successful campaign. Bookstores nationally raised over $100k.

Our coop will be joining indie bookshops across the country for #BookstoresAgainstBorders on July 5th-7th. We're committed to donating 5% of all sales to RAICES and an additional 5% to Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Accion (CIMA). Not able to drop by our store or prefer to support the campaign with a direct donation? You can contribute online!

Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.

Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Accion (CIMA) connects, strengthens and organizes communities to take action for immigrants’ rights in Western North Carolina.

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Reading, Recycling & Radicalism

Throughout July and August our co-op will be hosting a free kids event series including read alouds and craft workshops focused on exploring local ecology. These activities will occur every Saturday at 10:30am and are open to all ages.

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Fire On The Mountain

Our friends at Asheville Prison Books are starting a correspondence reading group for prisoners and you can help!

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Syringe Pick-up Dates

Meet at Kairos West on Sunday, July 7th at 10:30am or Friday, August 9th at 4:30pm to receive a short training from Steady Collective plus supplies for disposing of improperly discarded needles.