Here’s some new spots around the country you can drop in on if you’re trying to find some radical folks. Happy rambling!
Idle kids collective, Detroit
Check out this all-volunteer run collective DIY/anarchist book/record store & infoshop in Detroit. They have a variety of DIY programs, workshops, radical events, music shows as well as books, handmade clothing, CDs/records, etc. 3535 Cass Ave Detroit, MI 48201 313.832.7730
Black Sheep Books opens in Vermont
This all-volunteer workers’ collective bookstore just opened and specializes in radical and scholarly used books. They also host weekly anti-authoritarian educational and political events — from talks to films to anarchist socials — in the worker-owned and operated collective cafe in the same building. 4 Langdon Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 www.blacksheepbooks.org
All People’s United Infoshop – Fayetteville, AR
We think they’re located inside 5 Squirrels at 523 W. Poplar Fayetteville, AR. Send mail to them c/o Lissa, 635 Whitham Ave #9, Fayetteville, AR 72701.
Crossroads Infoshop – Kansas City
They just opened and sell radical books, etc. Check out 1830 Locus St. Kansas City, MO 64108, 816-283-3510.
Better Than Television – Charlottesville, Virginia
Check out this spot – 106 A3 Goodman St., Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 295-0872
Casa De Pueblo – Los Angeles
A community center with a silk screen project that is open for shows and events, etc. 1498 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026, 213 481-1986
Spindle Records – Lincoln, Nebraska
We have a new friend in Lincoln, Nebraska. Drop by and they’ll help you hook up with the radicals in Nebraska. 122 N. 14th St. Lincoln, NE 68508 402 435-8350
Everyone’s Books – Brattleboro, VT
Visit Everyone’s Books to link up with radical stuff in the area. 25 Elliot St. Brattleboro, VT 05301 802 254-8160
Cascadia Rising Infoshop – Portland, Oregon not gone
Oops – Slingshot was incorrect in reporting that the Cascadia Rising infoshop was gone. According to them, the Infoshop is currently open on Mondays from noon to 5 pm for people to work on bicycles in the bike library. They’re looking for folks to get involved to keep it open more often and invite groups in the Portland area to use the space for meetings or events. Contact 503 230-8360, firstname.lastname@example.org. They’re at 1540 S.E. Clinton, PDX, OR 97202.
Free Mind Media Guild – Santa Rosa, CA
Free Mind Media has been a Mobile infoshop for the last two years in Sonoma County CA. FMMG is now financially secure and lookin’ to open up shop. They’re actively searching for a space to call home. They’re still seeking more volunteers, $ donations, book donations and publicity. Contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org www.fmmg.org
Documentations, informations, références et alternatives – Montréal, Quebec
DIRA distributes radical information in Montréal and has an anarchist lending library and infoshop. It’s a couple of years old and just moved and expended. Check it out: 916 Ontario E. Montréal, QC Canada H2L 1P4 Tél.: 514.524.4529.
Librairie Alternative closes – L’Insoumise fills space
The long-standing Librairie Alternative book shop has closed. A new anarchist book shop operated by different folks is at the same location. 2033 St-Laurent Montréal, QC Canada H2X 2T3
Venus Envy, Halifax, Nova Scotia
They’re a feminist book store and sex shop way up north! Check them out at 1598 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia 902 422-0004.
Corrections to info in the 2005 Slingshot Organizer
Ouch! – Lots of mistakes in the 2005 Slingshot organizer radical contact list. We do our best – tell your friends to fix these entries:
• The phone # for Jane Doe Books in Brooklyn is now (917) 664-5141. I visited this place when I was in NYC for the RNC and it is a great small spot.
• The address for our Australian distributor Beating Hearts Press should be PO Box 444 (NOT 404.) Based on our communications with them, they’re a fun bunch down under.
• The Salon infoshop in Tel Aviv has moved and is now at Alemonit alley 3. A lad recently back from Israel also suggests visitors check out One Struggle In Jaffa, an animal rights group — www.onestruggle.org.
• The Olympia zine library (located at Last Word Books) has moved. They’re now at 211 E 4th Ave. Olympia, WA 98501.