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Bookstores Against Borders
Jul 1st, 2019

Bookstores Against Borders

On July 5th-7th we'll join indie bookshops across the country for #BookstoresAgainstBorders by donating 10% of all sales to RAICES and CIMA. Not able to drop by or prefer to support immigrants' rights with a direct donation? You can contribute online!

Prison Abolition Is Reproductive Justice
May 30th, 2019

Prison Abolition Is Reproductive Justice

It feels like the fight over reproductive rights has reached a crescendo, with seventeen states approving abortion bans since January. These restrictions...

Happy Beltane, International Workers Day
Apr 29th, 2019

Happy Beltane, International Workers Day

Leigh Hunt, the English essayist of the 19th century, wrote that May Day is "the union of the two best things in the world, the love of nature, and the love of each other."...

Sometimes We Win  ;)
Apr 1st, 2019

Sometimes We Win ;)

April at Firestorm brings new opportunities for community involvement! Find out about two new programs plus the latest (conclusive!) development in our fight with the City of Asheville.

A Radical Bookstore in Southern Appalachia
Feb 15th, 2019

A Radical Bookstore in Southern Appalachia

We were interviewed for a profile in Literary Hub. Read all about our favorite books, how we sneak feminism into your reading list, and our fantasy plan to open an anarchist laundromat!

ROAR Kids Book Collection
Jan 28th, 2019

ROAR Kids Book Collection

Hey parents! Wanna save money on new kids books? We're now collecting gently used children's books for Rural Organizing And Resilience (ROAR) in Madison County. For each...

2018 Bestsellers & Collective Picks
Dec 3rd, 2018

2018 Bestsellers & Collective Picks

Looking back at the books that ruled our world this year, we see a hunger for understanding, going beyond quick and easy answers. Though the pace of social and political...

Our Co-op Is Being Harassed by Keyboard Nazis
Nov 18th, 2018

Our Co-op Is Being Harassed by Keyboard Nazis

Our co-operative has been on the receiving end of unwanted attention from alt-right trolls. This week – inspired by others who are also being harassed – we are sharing our experience.

Pop-Up Series Call for Artists
Nov 12th, 2018

Pop-Up Series Call for Artists

For the last three years Firestorm has hosted a holiday craft market fundraiser in December. This year we've decided to change the format and instead organize a series of...

We're On Patreon!
Oct 15th, 2018

We're On Patreon!

We're relaunching our Community Sustainers Program with a move to Patreon and new perks for members. Can you help us reach our goal of 200 sustainers by the end of the...

Rebellious Mourning
Sep 27th, 2018

Rebellious Mourning

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...

Gentrification Resistance & Survival
Aug 31st, 2018

Gentrification Resistance & Survival

On August 8th, our co-operative was given thirty days by the City of Asheville to stop hosting a free, weekly event in our community room. The event in question -- a mobile...