Because publications are affordable.

Because we’d like to set time aside to read with others on the weekend.

Because a gallery can be anywhere.

Because free libraries are central to public education and open societies.

Because we’d like the entire run of TDR, Womanspirit, or Rags.

Because the Surrealist Manifesto, The Scum Manifesto, Thomas Paine, The Ten Point program, and every other liberatory text ever reproduced.

Because a well considered single object can contain the world.

Because media is mass.

Because distribution is an agricultural term that means to spread seeds.

Because communities form around meaning.

Because the bookshop is usually the most engaging spot in the museum.

Because cheap art.

Because our culture is modest, ambitious, and inviting.