The end of summer was pretty tumultuous for our co-op, with new team members coming on board and significant staff time going towards defending our work. As things settle into a new normal, we're excited to return our focus to #booksellerlife, including two of our favorite events of the year – the Atlanta Radical Book Fair and Charlotte VegFest – both on October 13th! Keep reading for highlights, including a don't-miss workshop with author and organizer Cindy Milstein.
Making the News
On September 17th our co-operative filed a formal appeal of the City of Asheville's disingenuous and discriminatory designation of our bookstore as a "shelter." We've started to receive some press...
- Asheville Citizen-Time: "West Asheville groups appeal 'unconstitutional' city violations"
- Mountain Xpress: "West Asheville needle exchange fights city zoning violations"
- Blue Ridge Public Radio: "West Asheville Bookstore Will Appeal Violation Notice Over Weekly Needle Exchange Event"
- And more from WLOS and the Associated Press
And we still need your support!
Is there still space on your jacket for another mini declaration of war against the white-supremacist-capitalist-patriarchy? We've got enamel pins for you!
In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, our co-op has served as a postal address and collection point for autonomous disaster relief supplies.