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It's 2022!

How is it February 2022 already? A month into the new year seems like as good a time as any to look back at 2021 and ahead to what comes next. Catalyst Books & Gifts launched last June with a pop-up event in Minneapolis, and we have been slowly building the business ever since (more details below). Thank you so much to everyone who was part of our first year! 

Our First Pop-Up

A small shelf of books set up on a sidewalk, labeled "books to buy." On June 26, 2021, Catalyst Books & Gifts held our first public event: a small pop-up shop at the Signature Arts Building in Prospect Park, Minneapolis. The catalystbooks.org website barely existed and wasn't actually functional for selling anything yet, but we had a small stock of books and an ancient iPhone with a Square reader, so off we went!