You can find books from On Our Own Authority! Publishing at the following locations:
The OooA! Online Bookstore, powered by Square, is the best and most direct way to buy our books. We now offer FREE U.S. SHIPPING on all orders placed with us online! Ordering directly from our Online Bookstore is also the best way to help us maintain the financial support we need to continue our publishing projects and cultural events. Thank you for your support! [Visit the OooA! Online Bookstore]
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. Originally founded in Scottland in 1987, AK Press is perhaps the most recognizable and widely-read publisher of radical media in the UK and North America. Follow this link to shop for our books with AK Press.
Kersplebedeb (aka Leftwingbooks.net), a Montreal-based publisher and distributor of radical books and pamphlets, is currently carrying a selection of our available titles. Click HERE to shop for OooA! books at Leftwingbooks.net.
Amazon.com also currently has copies of each OooA! title currently available. Click HERE to visit our Amazon storefront!
Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse (Baltimore, Maryland) is an independent bookseller managed by a worker-owned collective. The store features an impressive and extensive selection of books related to radical politics and social movement history. They also host a variety of cultural and political events in collaboration with Baltimore’s radical community. Red Emma’s is currently carrying every title available from OooA! Publishing. (Visit Red Emma’s at 30 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD, or online at www.redemmas.org)
Bluestockings (New York, New York) is a radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The bookstore carries over 6,000 titles on topics such as feminism, queer and gender studies, global capitalism, police and prisons, and black studies. They also hosts readings, workshops, performances, discussions and films almost every night. (Visit Bluestockings at 172 Allen Street, New York, NY, or online at www.bluestockings.com)
Firestorm Cafe and Books (Asheville, North Carolina) is an independent worker-managed bookseller and cafe that features “a unique blend of off-beat, underground and independently published materials that you won’t find anywhere else in WNC!” Firestorm currently carries every title from OooA! Publishing. (Visit Firestorm online at www.firestormcafe.com)
Burning Books (Buffalo, New York) is a radical bookstore, community center, and infoshop. The store opened in 2011 and sells books related to historical freedom struggles, social justice movements, environmental struggles, and other movements for radical social change. In the short time that Burning Books has been open, the store has also hosted events from such notable speakers as Ward Churchill, Victoria Law, Scott Crow, Lisa Factora-Borchers, John Kane, Aaron Dixon, Richard X Clark, and Bill Ayers. (Visit Burning Books at 420 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, NY 14213, or shop online at www.burningbooksbuffalo.com)
Internationalist Books (Chapel Hill, North Carolina), founded in 1981, is a non-profit collective and community center for local activists that sells new and used books, alternative magazines, local and small press materials, and a variety of radical literature. In addition to carrying all to the titles published by OooA!, Internationalist Books carries a wide variety of books related to international labor and social movement history, Anarchist political thought, gender and sexuality studies, post-colonial studies, and African-American History and politics. (Visit Internationalist Books at 405 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC, or online at www.internationalistbooks.org)
Librairie anarchiste L’Insoumise (Montreal, Quebec) is an anarchist bookstore carrying over 3,000 new and used books–in French and English–related to social movement history and anarchist politics. The store also sells a variety of CDs, DVDs, t-shirts, posters, patches, zines, and pins. (Visit the store at 2033 St-Laurent Blvd, Montreal, or online at www.insoumise.wordpress.com)
Iron Rail Bookstore (New Orleans, Louisiana) is an anarchist bookstore, lending library, record shop, alternative and local media outlet, and community resource for radical organizing. The space is coordinated and maintained by volunteers working in a collective and non-hierarchical environment. The bookshop offers books from presses such as Verso, South End Press, Last Gasp, AK Press, and many others. The Iron Rail specializes in radical politics/culture and local books about and by New Orleanians, with a sideline in challenging & interesting fiction. Their non-fiction covers a broad spectrum, organized by category, ranging from anarchist theory, feminism, gender/queer and race studies to history, philosophy and spirituality. To learn more about the Iron Rail, visit their website here: www.ironrail.org
Quimby’s Bookstore in Chicago is an independent bookstore that sells independently-published and small press books, radical literature, comics, and zines. Quimby’s also provides “space for writers, zinesters, comics artists, and self-publishers to sell their work, meet, have events, and also to get the word out about their work.” (Visit Quimby’s at 1854 West North Avenue in Wicker Park. Click here to Shop for OooA! books at Quimby’s Bookstore online.)
Boxcar Books is a non-profit, independent bookstore, infoshop, and community center in Bloomington, Indiana, that “exist[s] to promote reading, self-education, social equality, and social welfare through increased accessibility to literature and workshops – and the promotion of a community to support these projects.” Boxcar Books is also home to the Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project, “an all-volunteer effort that strives to encourage self-education among prisoners in the United States. By providing free reading materials upon request, we hope to promote rehabilitation and reintegration rather than punishment, and to stimulate critical thinking behind bars.” Boxcar Books is currently carrying all of the available OooA! titles in their store, which is located at 408 E. 6th St. Bloomington, IN 47408. You can also visit their website at www.boxcarbooks.org.
More retailers will be added to this list soon. Check back later for a list of independent bookstores carrying books from On Our Own Authority! in your area.