Anarchists Care About Books (ACAB)

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Anarchists Care About Books is book club, usually held at Bluestockings Bookstore (172 Allen St, New York, NY 10002) once a month on a Sunday, 4pm-6pm. It was originally organized by a group at the MACC retreat in November 2017. The first meeting was in January 2018. The group alternates between fiction and non-fiction. Books are usually nominated on the email list and then decided upon at the discussions 2-3 months in advance. The role of facilitator rotates amongst volunteers. The book discussions are open to all anarchists, antifascists, anti-authoritarians and those interested in anarchist ideas and organizing. No need to have any prior involvement in MACC!

The group is currently organized via an email list which you can join here, however, you can easily participate without being on the email list simply by reading the books as they are listed on the calendar.

Books we have read:

  • News from Nowhere by William Morris (Discussion questions)
  • People in Trouble by Sarah Shulman
  • New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Communitas by Paul Goodman
  • The Undying by Anne Boyer
  • October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville (Discussion questions)
  • The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin (selections: "The Diary of the Rose," "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," "The Day Before the Revolution," "Buffalo Gals, Won’t You Come Out Tonight," and "The Matter of Seggri" ) (Discussion questions)
  • Telex From Cuba by Rachel Kushner (Discussion questions)
  • Anarchy by Errico Malatesta (Discussion questions)
  • Beyond the Periphery of the Skin by Silvia Federici (Discussion questions)
  • Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand by Samuel R. Delany
  • Democracy at Work A Cure for Capitalism by Richard D. Wolff

Upcoming books:

  • Another Country by James Baldwin