We set up the Massive Bookshop to support community projects and radical organizing efforts where we and our customers live. By keeping our overhead low, we aim to supply you with books without taking out loans, signing lease agreements, or doing a lot of work. Any profits we generate go to individuals and groups who actually do a lot of work but don't get paid for it.
As the business has grown our friendships have as well, and we now support a variety of projects in western Mass. and beyond with profits from our book sales. You can see the contributions that we've made so far (both cash and books) in the table below. Because it's your money we're using, it's fair to say that these are really your contributions, not ours.
The projects we support tend to be working outside the grant- and government-funded channels of the conventional non-profit industry.
We've also started using profits from book sales to bail folks out of jail in Franklin and Hampshire counties, through our partnership with Decarcerate Western Mass.
Everything we do with your money is very exciting, and we hope you are as excited about it as we are.
If you're a group or individual doing this kind of work where you live and you have an idea for how the Massive Bookshop might support you, please let us know. We are always happy to make new Friends.