Guide to Kulchur was opened in 2013 as a literary arts center and makerspace. The organization has hosted authors, musicians, poets, artists, and speakers from all walks of life across all its years of operation.
The priorities of the organization have evolved from simply running a bookstore to now actively creating pathways to provide literature to underserved communities, removing barriers to the literary arts for all community members, and assisting in the vocalization and publication of marginalized voices in the community. The organization has grown from a for-profit framework grounded in socially responsible business into one that operates as a nonprofit organization.
The programming offered by Guide to Kulchur has coalesced into the Learn House, a set of programs that directly serves the community. The Guide to Kulchur Learn House will facilitate the amplification of marginalized voices, provide access to literary resources for underserved communities, and break down barriers to participation in social discourse.