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How to get the book

The publisher is currently distributing books in America through Baker and Taylor Publisher Services (BTPS). “All customers can order Emerald titles through BTPS Orders”

In the US, Ingram is the main distributor of books, but does not carry every title, so if your bookseller says “it’s not available” urge them to contact BTPS or the publisher

(Of course, Amazon has a different model and can get you a copy right away, but we hope to support local, independent, and especially cooperative bookstores.)


The power of the Co-op with Matt Noyes

“Co-ops have been part of history since the 19th century, know throughout the world as a tool for empowering marginalised communities. Matt Noyes has just co-authored ‘Cooperatives at Work’, a book that seeks to remind us of the power of the Co-op – he joins Bobby to discuss.” Down to Business with Bobby Kerr, on

Book Release: Cooperatives at Work has been published!

[Emi Do posted this recently on social media.]

There are endless reasons to lose hope in light of the multiple crises we are confronted by on a seemingly daily basis. I was dismayed to see that we’re at 90 seconds to the point of annihilation on the doomsday clock and with each episode of mass violence, it is hard to imagine an easy way out of our current state of affairs.

But there’s always a but! Each new crack provides opportunities for light to seep in and as the revolutionary folks at Guerilla Translation have said “crisis is both a killer and a muse.” For the past four years, I have been given countless opportunities to hope through a collaborative book project entitled Cooperatives at Work. Through interviewing over sixty cooperatives and solidarity based organizations around the world, we squeezed into 250 pages a vision grounded in lived realities, that address the interrelated crises that are economic, social, health-related, and environmental.

We wrote the book that we wanted to read but didn’t yet exist. It highlights examples of democratic organizations that show that alternatives to business as usual are not only possible, but are opportunities for its members to thrive. For those of you who have spent any time with me, you have already put up with hours of cooperative evangelizing, and I hope this book will be a more articulate but no less passionate encapsulation of a vision for a cooperative future.