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PICK UP IN STORE HOME DELIVERY*
3months 6months 3months 6months
FICTION $38 $72 $47 $90
NON-FICTION $45 $90 $54 $108
Alternating $41 $81 $50 $99

***Home delivery is $3 per month to cover shipping. Home delivery is only available in the continental US. If you live outside that area, please look for a more local radical bookstore or info shop.

To join, stop by the Big Idea! Or email thebigidea+subscriptions@gmail.com

Do you like our book selection but feel too daunted by the sheer awesomeness of the collection to know where to start? Do you find yourself stuck in a reading rut, unsure of what you like to read besides post-Marxist relationship advice for polyamorous bike farmers?  Do you like being surprised by exciting new books?

Then you should join the Big Idea’s new book subscription program! Every month Big Idea staffers will pick one of their favorite fiction and non-fiction books, and on the 15th of the  month there will be a book waiting for you at the store or mailed to your house.

FAQ:

Q: What books do I get?

A: Collective members will choose their favorite books from our collection. If you are opposed to surprises email thebigidea+subscriptions@gmail.com and we will send you a list of the next 3 or 6 books.

Q: What topics will the non-fiction books cover?

A: The nonfiction books will tackle a different topic each month, rotating between the different Big Issues we cover. These include environment, social movements, anarchism, history, race politics, among others. For a comprehensive list of topics we cover come by and explore our bookshelves!

Q: Is this a deal?

A: (Statistically speaking) Yes! We’re basing our subscription prices on our average fiction and non-fiction book prices, and adding a discount of 25%. Once we choose the actual books, those prices will vary a bit around the average, but our promise to you is that we’ll choose based on book quality not cost.

Q: Can I give this as a gift?

A: YES! Please do.

Q: Do I need to show up at the store on the 15th to claim my book?

A: No. You can pick your book up whenever you happen to be in the store anytime during the month. If you are going to pick it up but are unable to make it in within the month, send an email to thebigidea+subscriptions@gmail.com and let us know that you do in fact plan to pick it up and when you think that you will be able to!

Q: What the fuck, I already own this book?

A: Sorry, that sucks. But you have good taste in books and probably have a friend whose life would be enriched by reading it. The Big Idea can’t return books to publishers just because we decided we don’t want them, and with the discounts given on the books we aren’t making much money on each individual subscription. That being said, if you are a part of the 6month in-store book subscription program you can reject one book during that time, and we will extend your subscription an additional month.

Q: I hate/love this program and I went to the store to tell you why but the volunteer behind the counter said they weren’t responsible for the program.

A: You can send praises, disdains, questions and comments to: thebigidea+subscriptions@gmail.com and those parties responsible will read whatever you have to say.

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Big Idea Book Subscription program!

Do you like our book selection but feel too daunted by the sheer awesomeness of the collection to know

where to start? Do you find yourself stuck in a reading rut, unsure of what you like to read besides post-

Marxist relationship advice for polyamorous bike farmers? Do you like being surprised by exciting new

books?

Then you should join the Big Idea’s new book subscription program! Every month Big Idea staffers will

pick one of their favorite fiction and non-fiction books, and on the first of the month there will be a book

waiting for you at the store or mailed to your house.

Fiction:

1 book a month for 6months: $75 for in store pick up, $93 for home delivery ($3 a month shipping)*

1 book a month for 3months: $43, $52 for home delivery ($3 a month shipping)*

Non-Fiction:

1 book a month for 6months: $95, $113 for home delivery ($3 a month shipping)*

1 book a month for 3months: $54, $63 for home delivery ($3 a month shipping)*

Alternating fiction and non-fiction:

1 book a month for 6months: $85, $103 for home delivery ($3 a month shipping)*

1 book a month for 3months: $49, $67 for home delivery ($3 a month shipping)*

Sign up by December 31st for the subscription to start in January.

First book will be available for pick up 1/15/16, and the 15th of the month every month after.

*Home delivery is only available in the continental US. If you live outside that area, please look for a

more local radical bookstore or info shop.

FAQ:

Q: What books do I get?

A: Collective members will be choosing their favorite books that we regularly stock.

Q: For the non-fiction what section(s) will the books come from?

A: Some of them! We will not pull a book from the same section within six months. So if January’s book

comes from the Environment section, we won’t select another book from the environmental section

before July. That way each month you can learn and be inspired from a new topic.

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Q: Is this a deal?

A: Shelf price for our average new fiction is $16, and non-fiction book is $20. For 6month subscriptions

you get just over 20% off and for 3month subscriptions you get 10% off. We can’t guarantee that the

cover price from month to month will reflect the discount, but we also promise we aren’t factoring in

the price of the book when we make the decision on the months selection.

Q: Can I give this as a gift?

A: YES! Please do.

Q: Do I need to show up at the store on the 15th to claim my book?

A: No. You can pick your book up whenever you happen to be in the store anytime during the month. If

you are going to pick it up but are unable to make it in within the month, send an email to

thebigidea+subscriptions@gmail.com and let us know that you do in fact plan to pick it up and when

you think that you will be able to!

Q: What the fuck, I already own this book?

A: Sorry, that sucks. The Big Idea can’t return books to publishers just because we decided we don’t

want them, and with the discounts given on the books we aren’t making much money on each individual

subscription. That being said, if you are a part of the 6month in-store book subscription program you

can reject one book during that time, and we will extend your subscription an additional month.

Q: I hate/love this program and I went to the store to tell you why but, the volunteer behind the counter

said they weren’t responsible for the program.

A: you can send praises, disdains, questions and comments to: thebigidea+subscriptions@gmail.com

and those parties responsible will read whatever you have to say.

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