The Firewheel Foundation is a workers’ cooperative dedicated to supporting the greater good of all residents of Snohomish County and beyond. In the heart of downtown Everett, there is a warm, friendly coffee and book shop which has served as a haven for those who love to read, dream, and engage in meaningful, intelligent conversation. Many groups of all flavors – from knitting to book study to musical performance to politics – have found a comfortable meeting place there. Firewheel Books & Beans has been a familiar stop in the Everett Art Walk, and the walls and shelves feature a variety of works by local artists.
The previous owners of Firewheel Books & Beans made a decision to relocate out of the area, and our beloved gathering place was to be sold. Rather than lose this great center for the community, we the customers, choose to become the new owners. And hence, our foundation was born. Our mission statement is as follows
The Firewheel Foundation is an environmentally-conscious worker-owned and operated organization, dedicated to strengthening the working class community by empowering people through the provision of safe and accessible meeting spaces for community activities and education.
There are so many possibilities, and such immense potential for Firewheel to help make our community a better place. We welcome everyone who is interested in building our community for the good of all. If you are interested in joining our cause, or would like us to host your meeting or organization, please contact us to work out the details.