Here’s information on a bunch of new Infoshops and community spaces that have opened within the past few months. Within the last year, we’ve seen the largest number of new spaces opened since the early mid-1990s. Good luck to everyone opening a space! Please let us know so we can list any future openings here and in our Organizer.
Center for Creative Autonomy opens in Houston
CCA is a DIY art/music space with a coffee bar, lending library, meeting place free skool and radical community resource. They host concerts, workshops, art teach-ins, puppet shows, benefits and skill sharing to promote education, mutual aid and solidarity. Open Sunday – Thursday 6 p.m. – midnight, Friday and Saturday 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. 2014 Washington Ave. Houston, TX 77007. 713 864-0972, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monkey Wrench Books opens in Austin
MonkeyWrench Books is an all-volunteer, collectively operated radical bookstore and community space. We host meetings, video screenings, book signings, and a myriad of other types of events. The store stocks a slew of anarchist books and periodicals and a selection of broader radical literature. Open Mon-Fri 11 am – 8 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am – 9 pm 110 E. North Loop, Austin, TX 78751 (512)-407-MWBK email@example.com
Boiling Point Infoshop And Resource Center
An infoshop, radical book library, educational space. arts/music venue with space for art galleries, bands, creative events, etc. Also free store with clothes, books and food. Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday-Sunday from 2-8pm. 2109B N. Graham Street, Charlotte NC 28206, 704-517-0501 boilingpoint@ hotmail.com, www.boilingpointinfoshop.com
Breakdown Book Collective and Community Space
Breakdown is a community space and book store in Denver, Colorado dedicated to building a non-capitalist participatory institution that will provide alternative forms of information and a space for community, political and artistic events. Featuring new and used books, lending library, video library, meeting space and free high speed internet access. Open 12-9 everyday but Monday. 1630 Platte St. Denver. 303 433-5836 Breakdowncollective@hypocrisy.org
Civic Media Center – Harrisonburg Opens and then gets Shut Down!
Folks opened a media center and infoshop at 360 N. High St. in downtown Harrisonburgh, VA early this spring, operating Food Not Bombs, having shows, etc. We just got word that they were suddenly shut down April 26 by the city and their landlord on bogus grounds (alleged fire code violations, etc.). The shut down was without warning, and appeared to be politically motivated. They’re trying to find another space and re-open. Wish ‘em luck.
Solidarity Books opens in Indianapolis
860 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46203-1705, 317-822-8004, solidaritybooks@ yahoo.com
Bookshop INFO and Kafé in Stockholm, Sweden
An Infoshop open everyday except Saturdays noon-8 p.m . Tjärhovsgatan 46, 116 28 Stockholm Sverige Tel +46 (0)8- 6445312. Metro: Medborgarplatsen
And here’s some more addresses we got for which we lack phone numbers, hours, or what, precisely, they do. If you’re in the area, check ‘em out. We hope we’ll have more information about them for next issue:
1717 North Andrews Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Durland Alternative Library
127 Anabel Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Alternative Reading Room
40 Wall St.
Asheville, NC 28801
Spaces that have shut down
We’ve been told that the following spaces have shut down since publication of the 2002 Slingshot Organizer. Let us know if you have information like this..
Liberation Collective, Portland, Oregon
Secret Sailor Books, Bloomington, IN
Hungry Head Books, Eugene, OR