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Black History Month 2021
Feb 7th, 2021

Black History Month 2021

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!

New Social Movement Resources
Jan 27th, 2021

New Social Movement Resources

We love seeing visionary activism transformed into fun and affordable tools designed to promote self-reflection and inter-generational dialog. And if you can write in a...

White Riots Past and Present
Jan 8th, 2021

White Riots Past and Present

It turns out this week's "unprecedented" attempt to overturn a US election has a precedent in our own backyard! In 1898, a white supremacists successfully overturned an election in North Carolina, destroying a powerful, anti-capitalist coalition.

New Worker-Owner: Esmé
Jan 6th, 2021

New Worker-Owner: Esmé

Last month our co-op celebrated a new owner! Esmé joined our team in late 2019 to coordinate offsite sales and school book fairs, and then didn't bail on us even...

On Our Continued Closure
Dec 26th, 2020

On Our Continued Closure

Many people seem surprised by our extended, unbroken closure of almost ten months. With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and attention on local conflict between small business management and workers, we wanted to share a little bit about that decision.

 2020 Bestsellers & Collective Picks
Dec 14th, 2020

2020 Bestsellers & Collective Picks

A lot of ink has already been spilled over the unique character of 2020, a year that defied all of our expectations to deliver the best and the worst plot twists of our...

Indies First Sale
Nov 23rd, 2020

Indies First Sale

On Saturday, November 28th Indies First brings together authors, readers, and publishers in support of independent bookstores. This year it's also the gateway into a...

F#@k Amazon
Nov 22nd, 2020

F#@k Amazon

We've been delighting over the fantastical window art created by Austen Mikulka to promote our online sales. From the baby gorgon to Medusa's pet pup, Julius the Cerberus, taking a giant nap beside tiny Julius the Store Dog.

Holiday Shipping Schedule
Nov 11th, 2020

Holiday Shipping Schedule

With COVID-19 surging and the USPS at the center of a partisan conflict, bookstores are expecting shortages and delays. Please plan to buy gifts as early as possible to avoid disappointments!

It Really Does Start Earlier Every Year
Oct 21st, 2020

It Really Does Start Earlier Every Year

We know that it is waaay too soon to begin talking about the holidays but we want friends to know that our co-op is expecting some unique challenges this year. No, we're...

Books for Asheville Youth
Sep 29th, 2020

Books for Asheville Youth

Our friends at Word on the Street / La Voz de les Jovenes are building a library of radical books by BIPOC authors for their youth participants! They've requested that...

God is Change
Sep 3rd, 2020

God is Change

Fourteen years after her passing, Octavia Butler appeared this week for the first time on the NYT Best Seller list. This much deserved recognition is for her 1993 novel, "Parable of the Sower."