Radical Spaces, Infoshops and Bookstores

The first portion of this list, of stores and libraries in Canada, was compiled in Spring 2015. Please email corrections to info@kersplebedeb.com

In the united states, one of the best sources of radical literature is AK Press; in canada check out Leftwingbooks.net

 


Canada

British Columbia

38 Blood Alley Anarchist Space 38 Blood Alley Square Vancouver, BC V6B 1C7
website: https://38bloodalley.wordpress.com/

Camas Books and Infoshop 2620 Quadra St, Victoria, BC V8T 1R7
website: http://camas.ca/
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People’s Co-op Bookstore 1391 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V6J 5L1
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peoples-Co-op-Bookstore/199645326817
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Spartacus Books 3378 Findlay Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
website: http://www.spartacusbooks.net/
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acebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spartacus-Books/30951198328

Nova Scotia

Anchor Archive Zine Library 2180 Gottingen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 3B2
website: http://www.robertsstreet.org/zine-library

Ontario

A Different Booklist 746 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2R6
website: http://www.adifferentbooklist.com/
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Another Story Bookshop 315 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto ON M6R 2M6
website: http://www.anotherstory.ca/
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Blue Heron Books & Zines Queen St. at the corner of Wellington, Kingston, Ontario
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Heron-Books-Zines/414136355383444

Octopus Books 116 Third Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1S 2K1
website: 
http://www.octopusbooks.org/
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The Centre for Women and Trans People University of Toronto, 563 Spadina Avenue, Room 100, North Borden Building, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2J7
website: http://womenscentre.sa.utoronto.ca/programming/resource-library/

Toronto Zine Library 2nd floor of the Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, ON
website: http://www.torontozinelibrary.org/

The Tower in Hamilton 281 Cannon St. E, Hamilton, ON, L8L 2B4
website: http://the-tower.ca/
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Québec

Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore 2150 Bishop Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 2E9
website: http://www.co-opbookstore.ca/
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Côté gauche, Librairie de livres d’occasion 36, rue Sainte-Cécile, Salaberry-De-Valleyfield, Quebec
website: http://www.librairiecotegauche.ca/

DIRA bibliothèque anarchiste 2035 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Québec H2X 2T3
website: https://bibliothequedira.wordpress.com/
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acebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/DIRA-bibliothèque-anarchiste/158879047483613

La Page Noire 255 rue Dorchester, Québec
website: http://blogpagenoire.blogspot.ca/

Librairie l’Étincelle 82, rue de la Reine (coin Saint-Anselme), Québec
website: http://verslecommunisme.blogspot.ca/
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acebook: https://www.facebook.com/etincellelibrairie

Librairie L’Insoumise 2033 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Québec H2X 2T3
website: https://insoumise.wordpress.com/
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acebook: http://fr.yelp.ca/biz/librairie-l-insoumise-montr%C3%A9al-2

Maison Norman Bethune 1918, rue Frontenac, Montréal (Qc) H2K 2Z1
website: http://maisonnormanbethune.ca/
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acebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maison-Norman-Bethune

Saskatchewan

Turning the Tide 615 Main Street, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0J8
website: http://turning.ca/
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acebook: https://www.facebook.com/TurningTheTideBooks

i previously maintained a page of radical infoshops in the united states, which i compiled back in the early 2000s. Needless to say, by 2015 it was woefully out of date. The following list is copy/pasted from Strangers In A Tangled Wilderness, and is mainly just anarchist spaces. (A larger list of counterculture spaces — including bike shops and restaurants, etc. — is maintained by Slingshot.) This was compiled in December 2014:

 

USA

Northeast-ish

The Lucy Parsons Center (Boston, MA)
Bluestockings (New York, NY)
The Wooden Shoe (Philadelphia, PA)
The Big Idea (Pittsburgh, PA)
Red Emma’s (Baltimore, MD)
HX Library at Stone Soup (Worcester, MA)
Burning Books (Buffalo, NY)

South-ish

Internationalist Books (Chapel Hill, NC)
Firestorm (Asheville, NC) – between locations
Greenleaf Coffee Co-op (Greensboro, NC)
Civic Media Center (Gainesville, FL)

Midwest

Sporeprint (Columbus, OH)
SoapBox Books (Cincinnati, OH)
Guide to Kulchur (Cleveland, OH)
Boneshaker Books (Minneapolis, MN)
Madison Infoshop (Madison, WI)
People’s Book Cooperative (Milwaukee, WI)
IWW Literature Department (Chicago, IL)
Boxcar Books (Bloomington, IN)

Southwest and Texas

Taala Hooghan (Flagstaff, AZ) – temporarily closed
Monkeywrench Books (Austin, TX)

West Coast

Blood Orange Infoshop (Riverside, CA)
Qilombo (Oakland, CA)
The Long Haul (Berkeley, CA)
Bound Together (San Francisco, CA)
SubRosa (Santa Cruz, CA)
Blackjack Bioregional Infoshop (Bend, OR)
Anarres Infoshop (Portland, OR)
Left Bank (Seattle, WA)
Black Coffee Co-op (Seattle, WA) – between locations

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