Coffee, community, culture.
We are a non-profit cafe library sustained by people, for people.
We are a 501c3 women-led, queer-led, and AAPI-led grassroots organization centered on community. Our mission is to focus on fighting racism and capitalism through the centering of resources, education, and art reflective of underrepresented identities and cultures. We represent and advocate for the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI), BIPOC, and queer communities in the Greater Boston Area. Learn More.
Every day, the racial wealth gap prevents hundreds and thousands of BIPOC families and individuals from easily accessing the basic necessities that are needed to survive. We are dedicated to providing responsive mutual aid to locals, advocating for underrepresented identities, and fostering diversity and equity within our community.
How We Help Our Community
Our main priority is to help our community, particularly those in underserved and underrepresented identities. We believe that your basic necessities are a right, and that capital shouldn’t hinder your ability to access those resources. We value education, compassion, accountability, and cultural diversity.
Our lending library contains thousands of different resources and literature that are available for you to access for absolutely free. Our wide selection of books are curated very carefully by our volunteers and staff who are academic experts in their field.
Our intense vetting process ensures that all of our books are historically and culturally accurate.
Cafe & Food Pantry
Visit our in-house cafe or find us at a pop-up near you! We serve delicious contemporary Asian snacks and beverages. We work closely with other AAPI / BIPOC-owned and local small businesses to help support our community.
Our in-house food pantry and food fund also usable by anyone, because no one should have to worry about when their next meal is.
We’re always looking for ways to help advocate for creators, businesses, and professionals in our community, particularly women-owned, BIPOC-owned, LGBTQ+-owned, and disability-owned organizations and services.
Because of the lack of representation of marginalized folk across many industries, every month we spotlight a new creator or business that fits our criteria.
Looking to get rid of clutter? Donate books to our library! We have drop boxes throughout Boston, Cambridge, and the South Shore. See which drop box is nearest to you!