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New Society Publishers was the first publisher, working with our printer Friesens, to bring 100% post-consumer paper into the North American printing scene in 2002 – nearly two decades ago. We have recently discovered that a small selection of our books printed at Lightning Source by Ingram Content Group, in the print on demand program, are not printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper.

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Plant-based Walnut Ricotta Recipe

The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking by Karen McAthy has recipes to help you create plant-based cheeses for your meals. Her book is a highly practical guide that extends traditional cheesemaking methods into the realm of plant-based media as a substitute for dairy. Today, we look at a recipe from her first edition to help us create the perfect Walnut Ricotta.

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How to Communicate Your Non-Defensive Positioning Statement

In Beyond Contempt: How Liberals Can Communicate Across the Great Divide, Erica Etelson introduces and explains techniques of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication (PNDC) to help navigate conversations in a way that fosters understanding. In the following paragraphs, Etelson describes how to use a positioning statement to open up a conversation where each party knows where the other one stands.

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In The Token: Common Sense Ideas for Creating Diversity in Your Organization, your new token Black friend, Crystal Byrd Farmer, acts as the bridge between majority white organizations that are dedicated to social justice and affirmative action and the diverse people in community they want to recruit.


Crystal Byrd Farmer

Crystal Byrd Farmer is an engineer turned educator, organizer, and speaker who focuses on cohousing, Black, and polyamorous communities. She serves on the Editorial Review Board of Communities Magazine and is passionate about encouraging people to change their perspectives on diversity, relationships, and the world. She lives in Gastonia, NC.


Wednesdays: Aging Successfully Online Workshops (Study Group 1)

If you are interested in facilitating a change in attitude and seeing proactive results in your community, this is your chance. In our years of experience, we have found that the more trained SG1 facilitators there are in one area, the more momentum and support each has to create senior cohousing for themselves and others. In the vein of creating community, the training is about creating a web of resources for everyone to take advantage of.

Book: Senior Cohousing Handbook
Author: Charles R. Durrett

Date: Wednesday, Oct 7th 2020 to Dec 9th 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm PST

Hosted by: Charles R. Durrett

Thursdays - Free Wellness Group

Join Dr. Mari Swingle, author of i-Minds: How and Why Constant Connectivity is Rewiring Our Brains and What to Do About it, every Thursday during the COVID pandemic.

Free Wellness Group
Sharing, Q & A followed by
Relaxation Exercises & Guided Imagery

Date: Thursdays
9pm EST / 6pm PST


Celebrating 40 Years of Publishing Books for a World of Change

New Society Publishers is proud to be celebrating 40 years of activist, solutions-oriented publishing.

From our roots in nonviolent civil disobedience training during the Vietnam war, to the present, we have published over 600 books, some across a dozen languages. We continue to work to bring positive solutions and cutting edge ideas to some of the most troubling challenges of our time.

Reflections on 40 Years from Authors, Staff and Colleagues

"...Congratulations on an impressive anniversary!..." - Emily Johnson

"... I want them to be my publisher too!” And now they have published 3 of my books..." - Cecile Andrews

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Gathering the Threads: A History of New Society