Orca Books – Olympia, WA

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Industry: Books Location: Olympia, Washington Number of employees: 7 Became employee owned: in process Assistance from: Northwest Cooperative Development Center Learn more Orca Books – Orca Books Co-op Information Orca Books – Orca Books To Convert To Cooperative, Launches Membership Drive (2019) The Olympian  – Orca Books is writing its next chapter. Here’s how you can help (2019) […]

Wild Fig Books and Coffee – Lexington, KY

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Industry: Books Location: Lexington, Kentucky Number of employees: 5 Became employee owned: 2018 Learn more Lexington Herald Leader – North Lexington bookstore closed. Then something surprising happened (2018) Wild Fig – Community Saves Their Sacred Space, Reopening Wild Fig As A Worker Cooperative (2018) Lane Report – Wild Fig Books and Coffee reborn as a cooperative […]

Chelsea Green Publishing – White River Junction, VT

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Industry: Books, Publishing Location: White River Junction, Vermont Number of employees: 25 Became employee owned: 2012 Assistance: Vermont Employee Ownership Center Learn more Chelsea Green – About us Publishers Weekly – Employees Take Ownership of Chelsea Green (2019) Aim 2 Flourish – Practicing What We Publish: Chelsea Green Publishing (2017) Chelsea Green – Chelsea Green Publishing Becomes Employee-Owned […]

Red Emmas – Baltimore, MD

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Industry: Food and Beverage, Books Location: Baltimore,  Maryland Number of employees: 35 Became employee owned: 2004 Learn more redemmas.org Red Emmas – About Red Emmas – Bylaws Baltimore Magazine – Radical Growth (2019) Baltimore Sun – Red Emma’s restaurant and bookstore is moving to Mid-Town Belvedere (2018) Next City – Closing the Funding Gap for […]