Michael's Notes

Michael's Notes

Welcome to inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop. Our physical bookstore hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, 10-4. Masks are required for the time being. We hope you'll stop by for a visit!


Hello all,

This week in Portland, Oregon, the UUA holds its first in-person General Assembly in 3 years. 

As usual inSpirit will be there, so be sure to visit us at booth #500 in the exhibit hall! If you're not attending in person, don't worry; you can visit our virtual booth in the Whova app and shop our entire inventory right here on the inSpirit website.

A few important announcements:

We're pleased to offer free standard shipping during the week of GA (6/20-6/26) on all online orders of $50 or more shipped within the U.S. There's no need to add any code at the end of your transaction; if your purchase is over $50, free standard shipping will be automatically applied.

Mistakes and Miracles: Congregations on the Road to Multiculturalism
', by Nancy Palmer Jones and Karin Lin, has been chosen as the 2022/2023 UU Common Read. A study/discussion guide is in the works, so stay tuned for more information. Get your copies at our GA booth or right here online.

We're also delighted, as you undoubtedly are, to have adrienne maree brown as a featured speaker and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi as the 2022 Ware Lecturer at GA this year. 

Beloved leader and speaker adrienne maree brown is Writer-in-Residence at the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute and author of many books, including Holding Change, We Will Not Cancel Us and Other Dreams of Transformative Justice, Pleasure Activism, and the visionary and cherished Emergent Strategy

Dr. Kendi is Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and host of the new action podcast, Be Antiracist. Among his must-have titles are the brand-new How To Raise an Antiracist, the National Book Aware winning history Stamped from the Beginning, and the children's books Goodnight Racism and Antiracist Baby.

All of adrienne maree brown's and Dr. Kendi's books are available right here at inSpirit and will be for sale in our booth (#500) during GA. 

We can't wait to see you there.

Keep reading!

Michael Colyott, Bookstore Manager


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