ALEX FISCHER, from Brattleboro, is our new bookkeeper
After years of organic farming and working as a bookkeeper, Alex decided to take the plunge and start Open Bookkeeping. The business is rooted in the values and experiences learned from social justice organizing and managing the finances of small businesses and nonprofits. Â Alex holds anÂ MBA in Managing for SustainabilityÂ fromÂ Marlboro Graduate SchoolÂ in Brattleboro, VT. Grounded in past experiences on farms, at farmers markets and in restaurants, Alex understands the reality facing small business owners and sees the need for innovative and alternative business models, such as Community Supported Businesses (ie CSA farms), worker owned cooperatives and other vertically integrated structures.Â In Vermont, Alex co-foundedÂ HomoPromo, a queer events promotion collective, volunteers withÂ Vermont Workerâ€™s CenterÂ andÂ Migrant JusticeÂ and facilitates anti-oppression and anti-racism workshops and trainings.Carley, Dede’s rescue dog is already excited to have Alex on board!Â
This summer, we are fortunate to be part of the Smith College Praxis Summer Internship Funding. We are proud and delighted to introduce our intern, Flannery (yes, named for the great American writer, Flannery O’Connor!).
FLANNERY WIEST, Editorial Intern
Flannery Wiest grew up on both coasts of the country, in Seattle and Washington, D.C., and is excited to explore Vermont while working with Green Writers Press. She will soon complete her degree in English, Linguistics, and Book Studies at Smith College, after which she plans on pursuing a career in childrenâ€™s publishing. She recently returned from studying in Cardiff, Wales, where she developed a fondness for tea and scones. Flannery also enjoys hiking, creative writing, knitting, and classic film.
In other news, we are excited about the summer and our spring books are starting to emerge from hibernation! Please check out the books and if you are interested in reading/purchasing. You can order a “book a month” as part of our new Book CSA. Just tell us which book you want to start with for June delivery! The whole GWP list is availableâ€”just not the fall books yet.
OUR NEW LOCAVORE BOOK CSA, is available now!Â
A BOOK A MONTH WITH AN ATTRACTIVE TOTE BAG! We use Eco Bags, because plastic bags are so yesterday!
You can receive one book a month, or more in our innovative book buying plan modeled after the CSA farm-to-consumer direct buying!Â This is a way to keep the â€śLocalvoreâ€ť movement going into publishingâ€”shop local, right here in Vermont! We will ship your books each month, anywhere in the United States (international shoppers, too!).
OurÂ Recycled Cotton Lightweight Promo/Book Tote
The perfect BOOKÂ bag, also a great gift bag for events, this ultra lightweight recycled tote combines quality, economy and a weave. Always fair wage & fair labor and always great quality. Â Size: 16″W x 15.5″H; 3″Gusset (Bottom).
Send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) toÂ tell us which book you’d like to start with â€” choose from our entire list of printed/published books and any of the new spring books (Fall books will be available September).You canÂ buy a share below (or 6 months or a year)Â and get started right away for the first June order!
We look forward to your “buying local!” Our books will be shipped out from our Vermont partner bookstores, too!