This has been a hard quarter. The heat just didn't seem to stop, the drama has been even worse, it is enough to make one question the fundamentals... Not of the dream of anarchy, but of leaving the house and entering the world.
Submitted by thecollective on Mon, 09/28/2015 - 15:18
On December 5th of 2015 we will host the third annual East Bay Anarchist Bookfair: where we will present the projects and people who have comprised the East Bay Anarchist community for decades. Our website is at http://eastbayanarchist.com
With Firestorm Cafe and Books opening on Haywood Street, West Asheville has a new independent bookstore and vegan cafe. Firestorm also has a new neighborhood feel, courtesy of street-front windows, a much better layout and a new West Asheville spot more convenient to stroller-pushing moms than tourist traffic.
Now that the dogs have recovered from the pyrotechnic celebration of Colonization, Neoliberalism, and Nationalism we are ready to announce our Summer titles for 2015. This summer features one homage, some mischievousness, and some new titles on old themes.
Spring was eventful this year. Alongside the solid Bay Area bookfair and our sister project the BASTARD conference, were Montreal, NYC, and the brand new (and energetic and affirming) Orange County bookfair. We can't wait to see what they do next year.
The sign outside the door may describe Bound Together as an anarchist bookstore, but a passing tourist or local who's never been inside might not know about the long history of the collective, which dates back to the mid-1970s.
Individualist anarchism has always been very much a minority within the anarchist movement and given some of its advocates, you can understand why. However, it is always good to see material from the past made available to modern day radicals simply in order to allow people to judge for themselves.
It was an amazing fall and a fantastic year. In November we visited the Southeast (including the Carrboro Anarchist Bookfair) and participated in the third annual East Bay Book and Conversation event in the nearby town of Oakland, CA. Several of our titles are raising the kinds of heated conversation we are hoping to have (the rest haven't been discovered by the right people yet). This project of publishing modern anarchist ideas with the hope of inspiring the current and next generation of rabble-rousers is rewarding in-and-of-itself AND appears to be netting results, although perhaps not the ones expected.