The Firestorm Collective is creating social movement space and grassroots community programming
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patrons

We are a ten 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 the first half of 2018 we hosted 750 hours of grassroots content – more than four hours per 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.
Tiers
Sustainer
$7.50 or more per month
10% off all purchases + a monthly calendar by mail + access to recorded events
Very Sustainer
$15 or more per month
Everything listed above + one time anarcha-feminist bookmark set
So Sustain
$25 or more per month
Everything listed above + one time Eberhardt note pad
Wow
$50 or more per month
Everything listed above + a frontlist paperback book each month
Goals
81 of 200 patrons
We can cover basic costs – including rental of a 320 sqft community room and administrative labor – for free meeting and event space!
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We are a ten 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 the first half of 2018 we hosted 750 hours of grassroots content – more than four hours per 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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Tiers
Sustainer
$7.50 or more per month
10% off all purchases + a monthly calendar by mail + access to recorded events
Very Sustainer
$15 or more per month
Everything listed above + one time anarcha-feminist bookmark set
So Sustain
$25 or more per month
Everything listed above + one time Eberhardt note pad
Wow
$50 or more per month
Everything listed above + a frontlist paperback book each month