We set up the MASSIVE BOOK HOOK-UP to support mutual aid and community-building projects where we live. This service doesn't require a lot of work (filling a typical request takes about five minutes), so it makes sense to give any profits we generate to individuals and groups who actually do a lot of work but don't get paid for it.
On this page are links to current FRIENDS OF THE BOOK HOOK-UP: all working to build community without remuneration, and typically working outside the grant- or government-funded channels of the conventional non-profit industry. If there's a group or individual doing this kind of work where you live, please let us know. We are always happy to make new friends.
Great Falls Books through Bars is an organization in Franklin County, MA, that sends free books, resources and reading material to prisoners.
CURRENT SUPPORT LEVEL: $127.15/mo.
Touch the Sky (formerly PV Housing Now) is a network of organizers, unhoused people, workers, students and artists collectively mobilizing to find resources for mutual aid programs that meet the basic needs of unhoused people in western Massachusetts, while also working towards the long-term goal of housing for all.
CURRENT SUPPORT LEVEL: $150/mo.
LOOKY HERE is a creative reuse and workshop space in Greenfield, Mass.
CURRENT SUPPORT LEVEL: ALL PROFITS FROM THE SALE OF INTERACTION OF COLOR.
The Trans Asylum Seekers Support Network (TASSN) is a border abolitionist direct action and mutual aid collective focused on supporting transgender asylum seekers in crossing the border, getting out of detention, winning their asylum cases, and securing housing, legal support, healthcare, transportation, and comprehensive daily financial and material support to build thriving lives and communities.
CURRENT SUPPORT LEVEL: $100/mo.
The People's Store is an anti-capital, mobile, pop-up free store offering information and resources--including PPE, meals, clothing, and basic wellness supplies--requested by the unsheltered community in Portland, OR.
CURRENT SUPPORT LEVEL: $50/mo.
The Shoestring is an alternative local news collective based in and around Northampton, MA. Founded in 2017, The Shoestring is dedicated to bringing free investigative news to the masses of Western Massachusetts and beyond—stories for and of the people that analyze and deconstruct local power, amplify the voices of underserved communities, and dig beneath the shallow surface of corporate news cycles to get deeper perspectives on local politics, art and culture.
CURRENT SUPPORT LEVEL: $25/mo.