Infoshops sprout like mushrooms

Here are some more infoshops and other liberated spots that folks have turned us on to recently that are not listed in the 2006 Organizer. Only one is a new space. If you know of a place that other people should know about, let us know.

Slingshot is also happy to announce that a constantly updated version of the radical contact list printed in our organizer is now available on our website: Since there are no space limitations on a website (unlike in a book) we hope to include listings of many more places on the website than we do in the organizer, along with additional information. Let us know your suggestions on how we can improve our list. Happy trails!

INERTIA books & records – Jacksonville, FL

A new distro / DIY culture / music-book-zine store that just opened featuring a cafe with vegan desserts and a collection of pamphlets and zines (anarchism, DIY culture, animal / political / social activism, vegan / vegetarianism, etc.). They have weekly shows as well as game night and crochet-crusade/stitch-n-bitch meetings. 820 Lomax St., Jacksonville, FL 32204 (904) 613-7142

Feed Your Head Books – Salem, MA

It just opened and features radical, feminist, DIY books, zines and other stuff. They hope to use the space to host groups and events. 272 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970 978-744-4009,

ZAPP – Seattle, WA

The Zine Archive and Publishing Project at the Richard Hugo House features a zine library and sponsors workshops on self-publishing. They are about to open a workspace for zine-makers. They are seeking zine donations. Open Mon-Tues 1-9, Wed. – Sat 1-5. 1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122, 206 322-7030. Go around back to the basement.

Root Cellar Cafe & Zine Library – Bard College

They have zines, a meeting space for community action groups in the fields of fair labor, feminism, animal rights, anti-war activism, social justice, plus children’s book story time, and a heap of organic vegan food and coffee. Open M-F 2 p.m. – midnight at 0 Stone Row Drive, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; mail: PO Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Rebel Books -Wilmington, NC

An independent book and retail store “committed to the revolutionary power of love and art, despite these corporate times.” They have a performance space for local and visiting artists. 1701 Wrightsville Ave. Wilmington, NC 28403, 910.251.8395

Green Lantern Cabaret – Winona, MN

Froseph in Winona says the Green Lantern is “a really intimate place with all sorts of fun things to do.” It hosts the Winona zine library, the Everland collective book library, and many shows, meetings, and other events. 571 East 3rd Street-Winona, MN 55987, (507) 453-9520

All Peoples Unite Infoshop – Fayetteville, AR

They have a zine library and radical archive open by appointment after their old space closed last July. Their main project is starting a bicycle recyclery. 617 S. Government Ave. Apt. C Fayetteville, AR.

The Basement – Manchester, UK

They are a radical bookshop, infoshop, vegan cafe and exhibition space that opened at the end of 2004. They have a library and free internet. “We want somewhere to represent the energy and ideas of people who think there is more to life than just shopping. . . . We’re not just a shop, but a gateway to another world.” Open Wed-Sat noon – 6. 24 Lever St., Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester M1 1DZ, UK 0161 237 1832

Changes or Places that may have closed

• The Radish has a new address – 417 N. Boonville Ave. Springfield, MO 65806

• We got mail returned from the Biblioteca Social Reconstruir in Mexico City – if anyone knows whether or not it still exists, let us know.

• Kelly went looking for Art is a Hammer in Indianapolis, IN and couldn’t find it. We sent them a letter but they didn’t respond.

• The No Borders! Collective space in Detroit, MI has closed and the collective has dissolved.