Michael's Notes

Michael's Notes

Though our physical bookstore will remain closed until the new year, we continue to process orders as usual. Please contact us with any questions.

Hello all,

We have two important announcements for you. Well--one highly anticipated announcement followed by some friendly advice for holiday shopping. Here goes . . .

Defund Fear: Safety Without Policing, Prisons, and Punishment is the 2021/2022 UU Common Read. Published by Beacon Press, this title by Zach Norris shifts dialogue about public safety away from fear and punishment, toward growth and support systems for our families and communities. It is a blueprint for how to hold people accountable while still holding them in community.

Each person will approach Defund Fear from their own lived experience and perspective. For resources to guide your engagement with this important book, we encourage you to visit the UUA's Common Read page at uua.org/read.

Shop early for the holidays . . .

Many are aware of current global supply chain obstacles hurting the collective capacity to get products into the marketplace, and that the book world is affected as much as any other group. These issues have created uncertainty about the items inSpirit will have in stock at the times we would prefer. What we have now may not be readily available later, and items scheduled for publication/manufacture could be delayed without much notice.

In our effort to help you get your books and other gifts in time, we urge you to place holiday orders (including pre-orders) with inSpirit as early as you can--and choose shipping options other than value/USPS media mail to help ensure timely delivery of your purchases. 

As always, please contact our knowledgeable bookstore staff with questions. Your continued support of inSpirit is appreciated beyond words.

Happy holidays and happy shopping!

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