info shops we visited


breakdown book collective & community space: denver, co

1409 Ogden Street Denver, CO

We are open 3-9 Tuesday - Friday,
12-9 Saturday and Sunday

Breakdown Book Collective & Community Space seeks to educate, empower, and strengthen the Denver area community. Breakdown is a source of ideas, information, and literature marginalized or ignored by mainstream outlets. In addition, this space is a community resource in which artistic, educational, political, and cultural endeavors are welcomed, encouraged, and shared. Here you will find radical books, a lending library, video library, free computer use and internet access, space for various organizations to meet, and a variety of information about upcoming community events. This project is a living example of a sustainable, non-hierarchical, and participatory organization.

closed november 2005


wooden shoe books: philadelphia, pa

508 S. 5th Street
(between Lombard and South)
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 413-0999

Sunday through Thursday: 12noon to 10pm
Friday and Saturday: 12noon to 11pm


lucy parsons center: boston, ma

549 Columbus Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 267-6272

The Lucy Parsons Center in Boston, MA is an all-volunteer, nonprofit collective, operating as both a radical, independent bookstore and a community center for individuals to drop in, as well as a free meeting and event space for local activist groups.

jane doe books: brooklyn, ny

93 Montrose Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Jane Doe Books is committed to providing an open, volunteer-run, feminist lending library and community resource center in order to expand people’s understanding of women’s lives and struggles, and to provide a space that helps strengthen and diversify the feminist communities of Bushwick, Williamsburg, and the greater New York area.

closed march 2005

the long haul infoshop: berkeley, ca

3124 Shattuck Avenue (near Woolsey; 2 blocks from Ashby BART)
Berkeley, CA 94705
Voice (510) 540-0751

An activist center and reading room in South Berkeley. Provides zines, books, leaflets, stickers, T-shirts, and other resources for sale or free, public access internet stations, and a library and archive with reading room. Networks with activist groups and movement centers around the Bay Area and the world. Open Monday through Thursday from 6 to 9 pm, and Sunday from 3 to 11. Every Tuesday at 8 pm is an anarchist study group, open to the public. Cafe Night (an inexpensive vegetarian meal and get-together) is Sundays at 7:30 pm.

back to back cafe: portland, or

614 E. Burnside St.


The back to back cafe is a collectively run coffee shop on East Burnside.They try to provide a community gathering space and all ages event venue for all sorts of people, and They're very much a part of their neighborhood. VOZ volunteers give ESL lessons to day laborers there every morning, they provide a venue for independent artists and musicians, they serve organic fair trade coffee and primarily locally grown ingredients in their food.



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