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Follow the Dirt Road: A film, a ghost story and more

Posted on May 22, 2019 by
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Back in 1989, a long-haired, tie-dyed PhD candidate and a swimsuit model & guest video jockey for MTV set out in a VW camper van to interview and document 40 intentional communities. Daniel was interviewing ic’s for his doctoral dissertation on Children in Community while Monique applied her interest in video production to produce a… Read More


Your Monthly Freebie: Peer to Peer-A Commons Manifesto

Posted on May 13, 2019 by

Peer to Peer: The Commons Manifesto By Michel Bauwens, Vasilis Kostakis, Alex Pazaitis   Not since Marx identified the manufacturing plants of Manchester as the blueprint for the new capitalist society has there been a more profound transformation of the fundamentals of our social life. As capitalism faces a series of structural crises, a new social,… Read More


Discounted Magazines Available Now!

Posted on May 2, 2019 by

Now in our 182nd issue of Communities magazine, we have discounted all back issues to $4 from Summer 2017 (#175) and older! In publication since 1972, there is so much to explore. View all back issues at the main page or view by decade: 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, 2000’s, and 2010’s.   We’ve made it easier… Read More

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Gain the 🦉Wisdom of Communities 🦉

Posted on April 24, 2019 by

Have you ordered your copies of the Wisdom of Communities 4 volume set? Each volume can be purchased individually👇🏽 or buy the entire set at a discounted price. Also available as an ebook! What is Wisdom of Communities? Since 1972, Communities magazine, published by the Foundation for Intentional Community, has been collecting and disseminating the lessons… Read More


Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

Posted on April 17, 2019 by

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown “It is the end of the world as we know it, thanks to a lot of reasons. Now is the time to gird ourselves for the fight for a new world. Right now I can’t think of better girding than Emergent Strategy.” —Detroit Metro Times Inspired… Read More


Your Monthly Freebie: Permaville Handbook

Posted on April 9, 2019 by

The Permaville Handbook: Strategies of Permaculture Design By Brian Newhouse of Permaville.com This nearly 200-paged handbook provides an overview of permaculture’s principles, teaches some core permaculture techniques and practices, and provides direction and resources for connecting with people who share a passion for the work. If you want to live more closely in tune with nature,… Read More


🐥Spring Sale 30-60% off Books! 💦

Posted on March 29, 2019 by

Hello, April! Welcome, Spring! We are jumping into April with a major sale on many of our books. ** Discounts as high as 30% to 60% off ** See them all at our Bookstore Sales page.    

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Telling the Story of Communities

Posted on March 26, 2019 by

Telling the Story of Communities: Vintage magazines as a snapshot in time For nearly 50 years, Communities magazine has been the primary source for inspiration, stories, and quality advice for living in intentional community. Our first issue printed in July 1972 as Communitas: A New Community Journal. Communities, Issue #1 followed that December as the… Read More


Best Films for Inspiration🌱🌎🤸🏾‍♀️

Posted on March 19, 2019 by

From urban cohousing to rural commune, journey throughout European ecovillages or bicycle across the United States. Get started on these documentary films today for the BEST inspiration on creating sustainable community.  Voices of Cohousing: Building Small Villages in the City One of today’s biggest paradoxes is that half of the world’s population lives in urban… Read More


Your Monthly Freebie: Localization of Happiness

Posted on March 11, 2019 by

Localization: Essential Steps to an Economics of Happiness By Helena Norberg-Hodge Edited by Steven Gorelick and Kristen Steele This month’s free resource comes from our friends at Local Futures, who work to renew ecological, social and spiritual well-being by promoting a systemic shift towards economic localization. “From jobs to finance, from food to climate, from education to… Read More


Top 5 Guides to Get You Started

Posted on February 27, 2019 by

Spring is near and, if you’re like me, anticipation & ideas for new projects begin fluttering around our brains waiting for the right moment to leap into action. Sometimes it is simply starting seeds. Other times we want to organize our communities for dialogue, discussion and understanding. But do we know how to get started?… Read More


Top 10 New Books in the FIC Bookstore!

Posted on February 8, 2019 by

You won’t want to miss out on these stellar topics new to the bookshelf   The Spirit of Dialogue: Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict by Aaron T. Wolf We tend to approach conflict from the perspective of competing interests. A farmer’s interest lies in preserving water for crops, while an environmentalist’s interest is… Read More


Starhawk Recognized for 2019 Kozeny Communitarian Award

Posted on February 6, 2019 by

The Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC) recognizes Starhawk as the 2019 recipient of the Kozeny Communitarian Award, honoring of the indomitable spirit of Geoph Kozeny (1949-2007), who devoted his adult life to creating community in the world. Starhawk is a well-known author and an internationally recognized activist and practitioner in the fields of permaculture, eco-feminism, and Earth-based… Read More


The Encyclopedic Guide to American Intentional Communities, by Timothy Miller

Posted on January 29, 2019 by

It may be a mouthful to say, but it sure is fitting for this nearly 600 page, incredibly comprehensive guide to American intentional communities.  This encyclopedic book chronicles from the first European settlements in America to the present (copyright 2013) and references over 3,000 communities of all sizes and life-cycles, spanning from the obscure to… Read More


Your Monthly Freebie: Essence of Permaculture

Posted on January 23, 2019 by

Essence of Permaculture Did you know we are continually adding new free resources to our catalog of offerings? Toolkits, epubs, organizers’ handbooks, and workshop guides are just a few examples, all located at the Free Resources category page.  Explore all the topics ranging from Cooperative Housing to Climate Change; from Transition Towns to Urban Neighborhoods. … Read More


Accepting nominations for 2020 Kozeny Communitarian Award

Posted on January 7, 2019 by

The Foundation for Intentional Community announces that nominations are now open for the 2020 Kozeny Communitarian Award. This honors the indomitable spirit of Geoph Kozeny, who devoted his adult life to creating community in the world. This Award is intended to celebrate the accomplishments of a person or organization in one or more of the… Read More

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Farming while black, traditional agriculture & transforming conflict: What’s new in the Bookstore

Posted on January 7, 2019 by

Farming while black, traditional agriculture & transforming conflict: What’s new in the Bookstore What’s new in the FIC Bookstore? Don’t forget you can always frequent the Recently Added page to see what you’ve been missing.  Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land by Leah Penniman Farming While Black is the… Read More

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Books Cut in Half! 25-50% discounts in FIC Bookstore

Posted on January 7, 2019 by

New Years Savings: 25% – 50% off Books and DVDs Happy New Year To You! We’re kicking off 2019 right with discounted books & DVDs up to half off their retail price. For some, this is the last chance to get your hands on them so seize the opportunity while you can! View our entire… Read More

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Last Minute Digital Gifts ~ Immediate Delivery

Posted on December 15, 2018 by

As we enter the final week before Christmas, we can no longer guarantee shipped purchases will arrive in time. However, FIC has numerous options for thoughtful non-physical or digital gifts that will arrive in your email inbox nearly immediately! Send a Gift Subscription to Communities magazine:  A Communities magazine gift subscription sends your loved one or lucky organization… Read More

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Discounted Books! Holiday Gifts for the Entire Community

Posted on December 3, 2018 by

Discounted Books! Holiday Gifts for the Entire Community We have discounted so many of our books and DVDs just in time for last-minute holiday gifts. Grab a few for your favorite communard, the hippie at heart, and the won’t-stop-can’t-stop activist in your life. The clocks-a-tickin’… Get your orders in now so they are sure to… Read More

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Super Cheap Books! Limited Supply Remains

Posted on November 16, 2018 by

Super Cheap Books! Limited Supply Remains $5-10 Books & DVDs by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore manager   Have you visited our Sales page recently? There are only a few books and DVDs remaining that are priced so low, they are only $5 or $10. Grab them while you can, before it’s too late! $5 Books… Read More

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10 Perfect Gifts

Posted on November 15, 2018 by

10 Perfect Gifts! And Why to Support Your Nonprofit Bookstore Small, independent bookstores tend to struggle against both a digital age and big box store competitors. We are no exception to the rule and we couldn’t sustain without you. When you shop in the FIC bookstore, you are not only supporting a bookstore. You are… Read More

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Top 5 Questions – Building an Ecovillage

Posted on November 10, 2018 by

Top 5 Questions to Ask When Building an Ecovillage A Look Inside Wisdom of Communities Volume 4 by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore manager Finally! Our fourth and final volume of the Wisdom of Communities series has been released! Now you can get your own copy of Volume 4: Sustainability in Community or order the entire… Read More


10 Most Common Mistakes in Consensus

Posted on October 15, 2018 by

10 Most Common Mistakes in Consensus A Sneak Peak Inside Wisdom of Communities, Volume 3: Communication in Community by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager In our new publication series, Wisdom of Communities, we compile hundreds of our favorite articles from Communities magazine and distill them into 4 hefty books, serving you a platter of the… Read More


4 New Digital Books for Instant Reading

Posted on March 24, 2018 by

      4 New Digital Books for Instant Reading by Kim Kanney, Community Bookshelf Manager Are you ready to begin your next book? Start reading today! We have a plethora of digital resources that are literally just a click away. As soon as your order is placed, a link to a file will be… Read More

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Together Resilient: On Class & Race – Half Off!

Posted on March 20, 2018 by

      Like Tweet Sale – Half Off TOGETHER RESILIENT Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager With all the energy we have buzzing around our current issue of Communities magazine, Class, Race, and Privilege, we wanted to also share what author Yana (Maikwe) Ludwig has to… Read More

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Where do we find Collective Courage?

Posted on March 13, 2018 by

      Where do we find Collective Courage? by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Collective Courage Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought & Practice by Jessica Gordon Nembhard 328 pages; paperback; 2014; $40 Cooperative culture has a deep, rich history that has often been omitted from the history books. Particularly the… Read More

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Find Direction with Communities Directory

Posted on February 17, 2018 by

      Find Direction with the Communities Directory by Kim Kanney, Community Bookshelf Manager In a time of global and domestic conflict we need CONNECTION, not divisiveness. We need a direction that allows humanity to THRIVE, not simply survive. Thriving together in community has meant enhancing our capacities for empathy, communication, and love. It… Read More

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How to Inspire Sustainability by Gaia Education

Posted on February 13, 2018 by

      GAIA EDUCATION: Teacher’s Guide & Youth Activities Guide by Kim Kanney, Bookstore Manager Where does one begin when teaching and inspiring one’s community towards a holistic approach to a sustainable lifestyle? From the leading organization that draws on the best practices and real experiences from ecovillages around the world, Gaia Education offers… Read More

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LAST CHANCE for these Sale Items!

Posted on January 30, 2018 by

      Books, Calendars, and DVDs still on Sale Only in January by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore manager We are so glad you have enjoyed the major sales on our Communities Bookstore items. Many of you have taken advantage of the great offers to stock up on your personal, community, or neighborhood library. Great work! Our… Read More

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