Tuesday, September 15, 2009

For All the People

We just got in a new book here at FFT by John Curl that we're pretty excited about. It looks to tell the "hidden history of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in America" -

... Seeking to reclaim a history that has remained largely ignored by most historians, this dramatic and stirring account examines each of the definitive American cooperative movements for social change—farmer, union, consumer, and communalist—that have been all but erased from collective memory. Focusing far beyond one particular era, organization, leader, or form of cooperation, For All the People documents the multigenerational struggle of the American working people for social justice. With an expansive sweep and breathtaking detail, the chronicle follows the American worker from the colonial workshop to the modern mass-assembly line, ultimately painting a vivid panorama of those who built the United States and those who will shape its future. ... read more
Actually, I should say mostly new. Somewhere in the piles of books I have at home there's a copy of the original slim pamphlet that Curl put out something like 10 years(?) ago. I remember enjoying alot then, as I had just started working in my first collective and it was good to feel a connection with history in what we were doing. I'm definitely looking forward to reading this much expanded edition.

(I do find it pretty ironic, though, that this book was published by PM Press, a press the owner founded because he didn't want to work in a collective anymore. Go figure.)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Bread & Puppet Theatre is coming to town!

Friday, September 18th at 7:00pm
Amherst Regional High School

The fabulous and amazing Bread & Puppet Theatre is coming to do a concert and fundraiser for the South Amherst Conservation Association. Those of you have seen them before know they are not to be missed - and those of you who have yet to catch one of their shows, get ready for a fantastic night of spectacle, humor, and, of course, puppets!

Tickets are available here at Food For Thought Books ($15 general public, $8 for students, seniors & low-income). You can also get tickets at Broadside Books in Northampton.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Welcome Students!

Fall semester begins this upcoming week & we'd like to welcome all the many students, new & returning. If your instructors have ordered your textbooks with us, please see our Textbook FAQ which will hopefully answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to call (413-253-5432) or email us at info@foodforthoughtbooks.com.

Don't forget to check out our calendar of upcoming events, which will kick into gear soon, and feel free to stop by for a visit - we have verrry comfy couches :)

Have a great semester!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Legendary Feminist Bookstores Celebrate Big Anniversaries

from Bookselling This Week:

Two stalwarts of the feminist bookstore community are celebrating milestones anniversaries this fall, each with a series of in-store and off-site events, featuring locally known and nationally recognized authors. Chicago's Women & Children First is celebrating its 30th anniversary throughout September and October. And, in Atlanta, Charis Books & More will hold a weeklong party in November to mark its 35th year. read full article

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