Collective Copies celebrates 40 years in business!
For Immediate Release:
Collective Copies, Inc. will be celebrating 40 years in business on May 1st, 2023.
(April 15, 2023)
Collective Copies was born out of a group of unionized strikers who upon winning recognition of their union status and labor demands at their Amherst, MA copy shop, were then given the added gift of their bosses closing the shop very shortly after. Seeking to persevere, a band of these displaced workers organized what would become Collective Copies in early 1983. In 1998, Collective Copies expanded into its present location at 71 South Pleasant Street in Amherst. We expanded again in 2000 to 93 Main Street in Florence. Then we expanded again in 2007 to Belchertown. This was followed by the Great Recession of 2008. The Belchertown expansion did not work out as the entire printing industry went into a major contraction. Collective Copies has continued to adapt to a shifting printing landscape by concentrating efforts on publishing, guided self-publishing, and continuing to grow our fine print and finishing capabilities.
In celebration of their 40th Anniversary, the Amherst Collective Copies will have special merchandise, tours, food, and book signings throughout the day and into the evening. The community is invited from 10am to 2pm for tours, demonstrations, food, and fun. From 6pm to 8pm there will be multiple readings from select authors.