In the last few months several new infoshops have opened up around the land, and some have moved. If you’re in the area, stop by and help support them. If you know of other openings, let us know.
New Autonomous Zone in Chicago
The Azone in Chicago has moved. The new address is 2129 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647 and the new phone # is (773) 460-0237. The mailing address remains the same; 1573 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60622. The new space should be fully constructed by this printing and will include a full kitchen, computer lab, infoshop, library, bike shop and darkroom, and a basement for shows. Sounds cool! If you’re in Chicago check it out.
Flor y Canto opens in LA
Flor y Canto Centro Comunitario Flor y Canto has a bookstore, internet hookup, a meeting space and a foosball table! They are a not-for-profit space seeking social change. They also have films, potlucks, study groups and other classes. Hours are–Tuesday through Saturday 1-6 pm. 3706 N. Figueroa Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90065 www.florycanto.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Corner Books opens in Yellow Springs
Corner Books is located at 108A Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, OH. They offer free alternative literature, new and used books, and a weekly video showing. Corner Books is run by a collective of local Yellow Springs residents and Antioch College students. Hours are Saturday 12-5 and Sunday 1-5, and other hours as volunteer effort allows. email: CornerBooks@mail.com web: www.CornerBooks.org. Phone: 937-374-1552.
New Activist Resorce Center in DC
The Gaea Foundation will soon open a public resource center for activism and arts (no name yet) at 1730 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 2nd floor, Washington, DC 20036. It will have a library, Internet access, a web portal, art display space and a video projector. It will be staffed by a trained reference librarian and will support study groups and present guest speakers.
Boxcar Books open in Bloomington, IN
Boxcar Books will be opening February 1st at 310 A S. Washington St. Bloomington, IN 47401. We can be reached at (812) 339-8710, email@example.com, or www.boxcarbooks.org Our hours are 11-9 Mon – Sat and 12-5 Sun. The bookstore specializes in new and used books, zines, periodicals, graphic novels, and comics. The meeting space is open to any groups and discussion groups interested in using it. And, The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project is officially part of our non-profit and uses the back part of the space to fulfill 80-100 requests for books a week.
Urbana-Champaign IMC & library
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center and Library collective located at 218 West Main Street in Urbana, IL 61801 (217) 344-8820. We’re open every day, noon-9pm on Sun., Tues., and Sat., 4-9 all other days. We will be celebrating the 1-year anniversary of the opening of our space later this month. The library holds a growing number of materials in print, audio and video from alternative and/or small, independent publishers as well as independently produced zines, alternative journals and a media archive of work produced by IMC members.
Brycc House Library, Louisville
The Brycc House Library is located at 1055 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204, (502) 456-1006, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.brycchouse.org. The library is part of the Brycc House, a collectively-run center with a venue, computer lab, internet radio station, and art studio. The library takes zines and radical/independent books and literature. We are looking for more volunteer librarians.
Arise Resource Center, Minneapolis
Arise Resource Center and Bookstore. 2441 Lyndale Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55405. We are a collectively run infoshop offering meeting space, office space, and research facilities for the Twin Cities activist community and the community at large. Groups actively meeting currently are; ARA, NORML, Minnesotans for a United Ireland, Mumia Coalition, Women’s Prison Book Project, and Free Radio. Our hours are 9am-8pm everyday.
Black Oyster Infoshop: Williamsburg
This is a great opportunity for us, because we recently formed. We’d like to offer a free and alternative forum for various events in Williamsburg, Virginia such as poetry readings, discussions, film presentations, and later offer anarchist and other radical literature. Our address is Black Oyster Infoshop 206 South Boundary Street Williamsburg, VA 23187 We want to offer a free forum for progressive issues and events, as well as attempt to build a community solidarity with labor or other groups. We plan to have alternative and anarchist literature available. For now we are more event oriented.
Internationalist Books & Community Center
We’ve been around as a bookstore for 21 years now, but just got 501(c)3 status last month. We carry new and used books and magazines and should have a lending library started within the month, and hopefully a computer resource center by summer(depending on grant moneys). We’re open Tues-Sat from 11-8, Sun 12-6 and Mon2-8, with Food Not Bombs on Sundays at 3:30 and Earth First! meetings Tuesdays at 8pm. 405 W. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, NC 27516, (919)942-1740,