Books and Zines

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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.

Favorite Books

Here is a small sampling of some of our favorite books available now in the store:

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The Ethical Slutby Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy

A must read for all those interested in learning more about polyamory and how to create and sustain meaningful relationships (se xual or otherwise).  It’s a great book for gaining new perspectives on dating, sex and how to get your needs met.  Caution: Easton and Hardy’s words may make monogamy difficult to practice after finishing the book and realizing that love can be simultaneously given to many individuals in many different facets.

 

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Men Explain Things To Me, by Rebecca Solnit

Cultural norms often lead men to assume women need things mansplained to them because women are more likely to stay silent about what they do and don’t know.  In this essay, Rebecca Solnit  traces womens’ silence during these moments to historic and repeated violence against women.  The book also includes other essays about contemporary violence against women, why men fear marriage equality and how all these things are related.

 

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All About Love: New Visions, by bell hooks

bell hooks takes the question “What is love?” and fills thirteen chapters about the misconception that love is something esoteric tied to desire and sex.  Her words engage both the mind and heart when they ask readers to consider that love is more of a verb than a noun. Love, to bell hooks, is an incredibly powerful way to heal and redeem.

 

 

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Capitalism: A Ghost Story, by Arundhati Roy

Billions of people in contemporary India, a highly globalized and supposedly democratic country, have faced racism and exploitation under capitalism’s thumb.  There are ghosts all over India– poor farmers who have been forced off of their land so it could be developed into highways and rivers that have been poisoned with chemicals from industrialization.  Arundhati Roy explores the power dynamics between India’s rich, poor and middle class and how these relationships tie into capitalism and democracy.

 

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Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, by Janet Mock

Janet Mock delivers an unflinching narrative of the difficulties of being a young, multicultural, trans woman in America.  Her story is not just about her transition, but a memoir of coming of age and coming out as an influential transgender advocate and educator in an often silenced community.

 

 

 

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A People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn

Empires throughout human history have required propaganda to maintain a complicit population. The United States is no different. Howard Zinn’s famous “People’s History” exposes the atrocities that propelled the US to its position of global dominance and the standard narratives which students of US history have been indoctrinated by generation after generation. Zinn’s telling of history attempts to undercut these narratives by placing women, people of color and the working class center stage.