Join us in supporting six local and national charities

Like many of you, we've spent the last two weeks in a state of shock, oscillating between anger and anguish as we begin to reckon our despair following the election of a despicable man to the most powerful office in our country with what might happen next. And like many of you, we've attempted to shape what "next" might look like: We've walked in protests through our city's street. We've donated to charities with missions that will become more necessary than ever in the next four years. We've held friends who are afraid for their ability to seek healthcare and pursue a livelihood of their own design. We've feared for our very bodies. We've not felt like going out much. We've made pots of tea. We've gone to bed early a lot.

It has always been our unwavering belief that independent literature is a small but powerful part of our shared culture that is not only important, but necessary. As we reconsider our responsibility as publishers, as we try harder than ever to produce literature that enlightens and incites, we hope you'll continue to support us. 

Now through the end of 2016, everything at the Curbside Splendor online store will be 10 percent off, with 50 percent of all proceeds donated to a new charity each week. First up: 826CHI — donations will be made to 826 through November 27.  Use code notmypresident at checkout.

Black Youth Project: November 28 - December 4
Project FierceDecember 5 - December 11
Planned Parenthood: December 12 - December 18
Heartland Alliance: December 19 - December 25
Young Chicago AuthorsDecember 26 - December 31

Support small business this weekend! If you're local, stop in our bookstore, Curbside Books & Records in Revival Food Hall (125 S. Clark St.). Now through Monday, November 26, take 20 percent off your entire purchase. Check out the Curbside Books & Records website for a full list of independent presses and labels we stock.