610 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
What are the 3 adjectives you would use to describe your bookstore?
Unpretentious, Seditious, Precarious
Share a quote from a book or poem that bares your bookstore’s soul.
“An anarchist is one who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice.”Ursula K. Le Guin
“I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things.”Emma Goldman / Living My Life
Why was your bookstore founded/what role does it play in the community?
Our co-operative was founded by activists who wanted to carve out a space to support grassroots organizing and center marginalized communities in the South.
Which champion/warrior/wildcat (real or mythological) does your bookstore channel most?
Medusa, goddess of protection and healing, turned monstrous by injustice (also has great hair).
What makes your bookstore unique?
We’ve been a worker co-operative managed by a queer, feminist collective in Southern Appalachia since our founding in 2008!