How to Resist Amazon and Why
Concrete Steps for Booksellers
Booksellers naturally understand the dangers of Amazon and the need to resist its growing power, but what can they do about it? How do we have conversations with our customers and communities about resisting Amazon without alienating potential allies in the fight for small businesses? Join Danny Caine and Microcosm Publishing founder Joe Biel to...Read more »
How to Resist Amazon and Why
The Fight for Local Economics, Data Privacy, Fair Labor, Independent Bookstores, and a People-Powered Future!
When a company's workers are literally dying on the job, and its business model relies on preying on local businesses and even their own companies, and its CEO is the richest person in the world while its workers make minimum wage with impossible quotas...wouldn't you want to resist? Danny Caine, owner of Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas,...Read more »
How the Word Is Passed
A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America
“Smith has crafted a resource, narrative and detailed explanation into how we teach the legacy of slavery. He recounts visits from everywhere from NYC to the Whitney Plantation, integrating stories of people and visitors today. This book is lays a beautiful written foundation for interrogating the history we've been taught. Particularly phenomenal as an audiobook, Smith's skills as a poet and writer shine bright!”Eliza, Wellesley Books
Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out
When we are baffled by the insanity of the “other side”—in our politics, at work, or at home—it’s because we aren’t seeing how the conflict itself has taken over.
That’s what “high conflict” does. It’s the invisible hand of our time. And it’s different from the useful friction of healthy conflict. That’s good conflict, and it’s a necessary force... Read more »
Let's Talk About Hard Things
“Death, sex, money, family, identity: the hardest things to talk about in life, especially with those closest to you. Anna gives some guidance on how to approach each of these topics graciously, openly, and with a meaningful and purposeful discussion in mind. In sharing experiences from her own life and interviewing people about each topic and how they talk about them, she does exactly this. These conversations are some of the most important in life, but there's no easy way to start them. She gets right into it with death as the first chapter, and had me in tears first thing in the morning -I had just lost my grandmother, so it really hit home. I was able to talk about it with my mother and it helped us both through the grief. I think I listened to the whole thing in one sitting.”Brandy, Page 1 Books
Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed’s On Juneteenth provides a historian’s view of the nation’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African-Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction... Read more »
Voyage of Mercy
The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America's First Humanitarian Mission
"Sean Patrick Hopkins offers exactly the kind of narration this audiobook deserves...He makes this story of America's first significant overseas aid effort and the two people most responsible--a sea captain and a Catholic priest--come alive." -- AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award Winner
The remarkable story of the mission that inspired a...