Citizen Times, “What is West Asheville’s queer, anarchist, feminist bookstore Firestorm Books up to?”

By Sarah Honosky, July 12, 2022

ASHEVILLE – In the fight to establish permanently affordable community space in the quickly-gentrifying sprawl of the city, West Asheville’s Firestorm Books has purchased the former site of Dr. Dave’s Automotive — and plans to donate the newly acquired land to the Asheville Community Land Trust.  

“This gives us the long term stability we need while also creating a permanent community asset that will be removed from the speculative market,” said Firestorm Collective member Libertie Valance in a July 11 release.

The property would be the first commercial property in the land trust’s inventory.

Firestorm Books will relocate to the former automotive site at 1022 Haywood Road in early 2023, just a mile away from its current location. 

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