We set up the MASSIVE BOOK HOOK-UP to support mutual aid and organizing efforts where we and our customers 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.
As the business has grown our friendships have as well, and we now support a variety of projects--both in western Mass. and beyond--with profits from our book sales. The projects we support tend to have one thing in common: they're not only doing the hard work of building community in desperate times, but also typically working outside the grant- and government-funded channels of the conventional non-profit industry.
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.