Food For Thought Books was an independent, not-for-profit, workers' collective bookstore in Amherst, MA that started in 1976. The bookstore was forced to close in June of 2014 due to severe financial difficulties.
Below is a photography project by Abbey Entner for a community-based learning class at University of Massachusetts. It does a nice job of summing up how people felt about Food For Thought Books and the role it played in the political and cultural life of the Pioneer Valley.
Other places online:
- Food For Thought Books on Facebook
- Food For Thought Books on Flickr
- Food For Thought Books on YouTube
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Food For Thought Books Collective
- Vision & Mission Statement -
Food For Thought Books Collective stands in solidarity with all struggles for justice, peace and equality and allies itself with all peoples resisting violence and oppression. We believe in media as a means toward the realization of social justice and liberation. We seek to provide a space where voices, people and ideas silenced and ignored by the mainstream media are given room to be heard, to be seen, to be supported and to be realized. We see ourselves as a hub for radical and progressive exchange and aim to provide a physical space in the community that is grounded in liberation for all.