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Wild Fig Books and Coffee reborn as a cooperative

Read full article at The Lane Report

Wild Fig Books and Coffee, the only black-owned bookstore in Kentucky, reopened last month under new ownership. After two months of hard work, love and dedication the community group now called the Wild Fig Worker Cooperative has raised over $35,000 in donations
and pledges to purchase the store from previous owners, Crystal and Ron Wilkinson.

When the Wilkinsons announced their intention to sell the business at the beginning of September, April Taylor, a local community organizer, helped lead the efforts to raise the necessary funds for the community who found a safe, sacred space within the walls of the bookstore to co-own the business together and carry on the legacy of inclusive, grounding space where community members could find their voice and collective vision.