The Firestorm Collective

is creating social movement space and grassroots community programming

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10% off all purchases + a monthly calendar by mail + access to recorded events

Very Sustainer

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Everything from the $7.50 tier + one time anarcha-feminist bookmark set

So Sustain

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Everything from the $15 tier + one time pocket-size Decomposition notebook



About The Firestorm Collective

We are a twelve year old collective operating a radical bookstore and community event space in Asheville, North Carolina.

Our sustainers ensure that our co-operative continues to have the resources needed to do grassroots community work that is unmonetized and accessible to all. This includes hosting over 200 free and unique events per year, providing space for numerous activist organizations, offering free computer access, regularly donating resources to local changemakers, and acting as a platform for the community work of our members. In 2019 we hosted an incredible 1,067 hours of grassroots content – nearly three hours every day! You can check out what's upcoming on our calendar.

How Will My Money Be Used?

Ideally bookselling would be so profitable that our co-operative would not only finance tons of great community work but also pass off sacks of gold coins to other rabble-rousers throughout Southern Appalachia. In fact, we've committed to doing just that if books ever get as popular in this town as beer! But meanwhile, we've been covering the costs of maintaining grassroots infrastructure largely out of our own pockets. This includes renting space, keeping the lights on, supporting our community partners, and putting in LOTS of time. And while we're happy to do this, we also want to look out for each other and make sure that our co-operative develops the resources to equitably support its members.

How Often Can I Expect Recorded Events?

Recording content for sustainers is a new endeavor for our collective. As such, we are planning to record and post just one event per month to start with. These will probably be mostly author events and we'll do our best to select based on anticipated popularity of the speaker or subject matter.

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