We carry over 6000 titles – our categories include feminism, sexuality, queer studies, class and labor, police/prisons, anarchism, activist strategies, ecology, parenting and pregnancy, feminist fiction, queer fiction, and more. Many of our books are from alternative authors/collectives and published by small alternative publishers, including AK Press, PM Press, and Feminist Press.
If you want to check if we have a title in stock, call us at (212) 777-6028 from 11 am to 11 pm. If we don’t have a title you want in stock, we can special order it for you.
We do not buy used books, but we may consider purchasing titles that are in mint condition that we already carry. If you would like to donate used or new books, you are welcome to call Corey or Maria on Sundays for consideration, or send an email alternatively.
If you would like to order books and have them shipped to you, feel free to email us for more information. Please note that mail order bulk purchases start at a minimum of $150 for each order, as we do not have the ability to manage smaller orders at this time.
We also carry a wide selection of zines and magazines.
Here is a small sampling of some of our favorite books available now in the store:
Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage by the Against Equality collective
While what feels like the entirety of the gay and lesbian movement in unison towards some vague notion of equality, the Against Equality collective has been quietly assembling a digital archive to document the critical resistance to the politics of inclusion. The pocket-sized book of archival texts lays out some of the historical foundations of queer resistance to the gay marriage mainstream alongside more contemporary inter-subjective critiques that deal directly with issues of race, class, gender, citizenship, age, ability, and more.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
In this book, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.” By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control—relegating millions to a permanent second-class status—even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness.
Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black by bell hooks
bell hooks writes about the meaning of feminist consciousness in daily life and about self-recovery, about overcoming white and male supremacy, and about intimate relationships, exploring the point where the public and private meet.
Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities by Victoria Law and China Martens
A collection of suggestions, tips, and narratives on ways everyone can support parents, children, and caregivers involved in social movements, this book focuses on social justice, mutual aid, and collective liberation. One of the few books dealing with community support for issues facing children and families, this reflection on inclusivity in social awareness offers real-life ways to reach out to the families involved in radical political campaigns.