Libraries Wishlist

Help us get seditious books into local libraries, with the internet you’re using right now! In the spirit of CrimethInc. Into Libraries, we’ve collected wishlists and information on how to request books for several regional library systems. As CrimethInc. puts it:

Libraries are truly wonderful: free-to-use public spaces, filled with thousands of books from every gamut of human existence, existing to serve anyone who walks through their doors.

Of course, a library is only as good as the books on its shelves, and we are making every effort to get our books onto the shelves of as many libraries as possible. We have spent a fair amount of our resources towards this direction (obtaining ISBN numbers, making the books available from a major book distributor, etc.) but the final move is up to you.

Even if we had the desire, there is no way we would be able to institute a marketing campaign on the level necessary to get the attention of librarians and convince them to stock the books as is the norm in the book industry; so as usual, we are taking a nontraditional, grassroots approach that uses generosity and voluntary action in place of money and marketing sleight of hand.

Libraries are delightfully responsive to properly filled out book request slips, and in fact a fair amount of books purchased by libraries are the result of requests made by library patrons. Simply go to the library, ask for book purchase request forms and fill them out properly (see right), and odds are the library will procure the books you request. Of course, the more people who request the book at any given library, the more likely it is they will pick it up. Also, you can do this at several libraries in your city, including both public and university libraries.

As a result of your actions, anyone will be able to find out about and read these books for free, and if you ask me, I think we owe it—to all of the shy teenagers, homeless philosophers and desperate seekers—to all who are looking to the shelves for a way out of this reality. Ideas should never be held hostage by the dollar sign, and we thank you for helping us to make these free for anyone to read, in every city, in every library.

Practical tips

The key ingredient in having success at this is to fill out the form as perfectly and completely as possible—presenting an appealing and simple task for the librarian to follow through on. Use neat handwriting and provide answers to every question on the form. To the right we have included all the information as it should appear on the form to facilitate an error-free database look-up. Most request slips ask for your address and sometimes library card number, etc., it is best to fill this out as truthfully as you feel comfortable with. Also, if you are not a member of the library, it would help to become one before filling out the form, and it is free anyway! The more serious they believe your request to be, the more likely it will be filled. OK, that should cover all the bases—I am sure you could have figured out all this on your own, but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to go over it. Good luck, and carry forth!

Let us know at anarrespress (at) gmail.com if your library orders a text for you, and we can update our list. If you would like to see books or libraries added to this page, feel free to e-mail us. More library systems coming soon!

Seattle Public Libraries (SPL)

Seattle provides free library cards to anyone whom lives, works, or owns property in Seattle, Bothell, or most of King County. Once you have a card, you can request materials online here. Here’s the list for SPL so far, by author name, with all the information you need to fill out SPL’s online purchase request form:

Title Type Author Date Publisher ISBN Price Note
Durruti in the Spanish Revolution Book, Nonfiction, Adults Abel Paz 2006 AK Press 9781904859505 $27.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
The Story of the Iron Column Book, Nonfiction, Adults Abel Paz 2011 AK Press 9781849350648 $18.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
The Friends of Durruti Group Book, Nonfiction, Adults Agustin Guillamon 1996 AK Press 9781873176542 $9.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Ready for Revolution Book, Nonfiction, Adults Agustín Guillamón 2014 AK Press 978-1-849351-42-3 $11.21 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
What is Anarchism? Book, Nonfiction, Adults Alexander Berkman 2003 AK Press 978-1-902593-70-8 $15.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
ABC of Anarchism Book, Nonfiction, Adults Alexander Berkman 2005 Dover 9780486433691 $24.95
Prison Blossoms Book, Nonfiction, Adults Alexander Berkman, Henry Bauer, Carl Nold 2011 Harvard University Press 9780674050563 $26.95
Grabbing Back Book, Nonfiction, Adults Alexander Reid Ross 2014 AK Press 978-1-849351-94-2 $20 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Anarchy and Art Book, Nonfiction, Adults Allan Antliff 2007 Arsenal Pulp Press 9781551522180 $23.95 Available from Consortium Book Sales,  (800) 283-3572
Subversions: Volume 2 Book, Fiction, Adults Anarchist Writers Bloc 2011 Les Pages Noires 9782980576331 $16 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
No Trespassing! Book, Nonfiction, Adults Anders Corr 1999 South End Press 978-0-0608386-5-2 $17
The Commune Book, Nonfiction, Adults Andrew Zonneveld 2013 On Our Own Authority! Publishing 9780985890933 $14.99 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire Book, Nonfiction, Adults Arundhati Roy 2004 South End Press 978-0-8960872-7-9 $12 Available from Consortium Book Sales,  (800) 283-3572
Queering Anarchism Book, Nonfiction, Adults C. B. Daring, J. Rogue, Deric Shannon, Abbey Volcano 2012 AK Press 978-1-849351-20-1 $19.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Feminism Without Borders Book, Nonfiction, Adults Chandra Talpade Mohanty 2003 Duke University Press 978-0-8223302-1-9 $24.95
Contradictionary Book, Nonfiction, Adults CrimethInc Workers’ Collective 2013 CrimethInc Workers’ Collective 978-0-9709101-9-6 $9.95 Available from Baker & Taylor, 800.775.2800
Days of War, Nights of Love Book, Nonfiction, Adults CrimethInc Workers’ Collective 2001 CrimethInc Workers’ Collective 0-9709101-0-X $9.95 Available from Baker & Taylor, 800.775.2800
Expect Resistance Book, Fiction, Adults CrimethInc Workers’ Collective 2008 CrimethInc Workers’ Collective 0-9709101-6-9 $11.95 Available from Baker & Taylor, 800.775.2800
Recipes for Disaster Book, Nonfiction, Adults CrimethInc Workers’ Collective 2012 CrimethInc Workers’ Collective 0-9709101-8-5 $14.95 Available from Baker & Taylor, 800.775.2800
Work Book, Nonfiction, Adults CrimethInc Workers’ Collective 2011 CrimethInc Workers’ Collective 978-0-9709101-7-2 $9.95 Available from Baker & Taylor, 800.775.2800
Presente! Book, Nonfiction, Adults Cristina Tzintzún, Carlos Pérez de Alejo, Arnulfo Manríquez 2014 AK Press 978-1-849351-66-9 $17.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Beneath the Paving Stones Book, Nonfiction, Adults Dark Star Collective 2001 AK Press 9781902593388 $15 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Gun Thugs, Rednecks, and Radicals Book, Nonfiction, Adults David Alan Corbin 2011 PM Press 978-1-60486-452-6 $20 Available from the Independent Publishers Group, (800) 888-4741
The Accumulation of Freedom Book, Nonfiction, Adults Deric Shannon, Anthony J. Nocella II, John Asimakopoulos 2012 AK Press 978-1-84935-094-5 $21 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Socialist and Labor Songs Book, Nonfiction, Adults Elizabeth Morgan 2014 PM Press 978-1-60486-392-5 $14.95 Available from the Independent Publishers Group, (800) 888-4741
Anarchy! Book, Nonfiction, Adults Emma Goldman 2012 Counterpoint 978-1-619020-21-4 $22.95 Available from Publishers Group West, (800) 788-3123
Red Emma Speaks Book, Nonfiction, Adults Emma Goldman 1996 Humanities 978-1-573924-64-1 $29.98 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Vision on Fire Book, Nonfiction, Adults Emma Goldman 2006 AK Press 978-1-904859-57-4 $18.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Bandits Book, Nonfiction, Adults Eric Hobsbawm 2001 New Press 9781565846197 $15.95 Available from The New Press, 800-343-4499
Sober Living for the Revolution Book, Nonfiction, Adults Gabriel Kuhn 2010 PM Press 978-1-60486-051-1 $22.95 Available from the Independent Publishers Group, (800) 888-4741
500 Years of Indigenous Resistance Book, Nonfiction, Children Gord Hill 2010 PM Press 978-1-60486-106-8 $10 Available from the Independent Publishers Group, (800) 888-4741
Hammered by the Irish Book, Nonfiction, Adults Harry Browne 2008 AK Press 9781904859901 $15.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Artists In Times of War Book, Nonfiction, Adults Howard Zinn 2003 Seven Stories 978-1-583226-02-5 $9.95
Howard Zinn on War Book, Nonfiction, Adults Howard Zinn 2011 Seven Stories 978-1-609801-33-5 $16.95
Justice in Everyday Life Book, Nonfiction, Adults Howard Zinn 2002 South End Press 978-0-8960867-7-7 $15
An Anarchist FAQ Book, Nonfiction, Adults Iain McKay 2007 AK Press 9781902593906 $25 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Imperiled Life Book, Nonfiction, Adults Javier Sethness-Castro 2012 AK Press 978-1-849351-05-8 $12 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
The Scallywags of Nobody’s Island Book, Fiction, Children John Withee 2014 Combustion Books 9781938660122  $15 Available from Baker & Taylor, 800.775.2800
These Burning Streets Book, Fiction, Adults Kelly Rose Pflug-Back 2012 Combustion Books 978-1-938660-00-9 $8 Available from Baker & Taylor, 800.775.2800
Earth Liberation Front Book, Nonfiction, Adults Leslie James Pickering 2007 Arissa Media Group 978-0974288406 $17.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Decolonizing Anarchism Book, Nonfiction, Adults Maia Ramnath 2011 AK Press 978-1-849350-82-2 $16 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
A Country of Ghosts Book, Fiction, Adults Margaret Killjoy 2014 Combustion Books 978-1-938660-12-2  $15 Available from Baker & Taylor, 800.775.2800
A Steampunk’s Guide to the Apocalypse Book, Nonfiction, Adults Margaret Killjoy 2012 Combustion Books 9781938660023 $10 Available from Baker & Taylor, 800.775.2800
Steampunk Magazine Book, Fiction, Adults Margaret Killjoy 2011 Combustion Books 9780983497158 $24 Available from Baker & Taylor, 800.775.2800
What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower Book, Fiction, Adults Margaret Killjoy 2011 Combustion Books 978-0-9834971-0-3 $8 Available from Baker & Taylor, 800.775.2800
Free Women of Spain Book, Nonfiction, Adults Martha A. Ackelsberg 2004 AK Press 9781902593968 $21.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
The Anarchist Quiz Book Book, Nonfiction, Adults Martin Howard 2007 Freedom Press 9781904491071 $13.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Stay Solid! Book, Nonfiction, Adults Matt Hern, the Purple Thistle Centre 2013 AK Press 978-1-849350-99-0 $20 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Tangled Roots Book, Nonfiction, Adults Matt Soltys 2013 Healing the Earth Press 9780987958709 $16 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Take Back the Land Book, Nonfiction, Adults Max Rameau 2013 AK Press 978-0-9830597-5-2 $14.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
The Ego and Its Own Book, Nonfiction, Adults Max Stirner 1995 Cambridge University Press 9780521456470 $42 Available from Cambridge University Press, (212) 337 5000
Parecon Book, Nonfiction, Adults Michael Albert 2004 Verso 978-1-844675-05-0 $19.95 Available from Verso Books, (718) 246 8160
The Possibility of Cooperation Book, Nonfiction, Adults Michael Taylor 1987 Cambridge University Press 978-0-5213399-0-2 $26.99 Available from Cambridge University Press, (212) 337 5000
The Russian Revolution in Ukraine Book, Nonfiction, Adults Nestor Makhno 2009 Black Cat Press 978-0-9737827-1-4 $24.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
The Struggle Against the State and Other Essays Book, Nonfiction, Adults Nestor Makhno 1996 Black Cat Press 9781873176788 $14 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
The Ukrainian Revolution Book, Nonfiction, Adults Nestor Makhno 2011 Black Cat Press 978-1-926878-05-8 $26.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
For Reasons of State Book, Nonfiction, Adults Noam Chomsky 2003 New Press 978-1-565847-94-1 $10.98 Available from The New Press, 800-343-4499
The Russian Anarchists Book, Nonfiction, Adults Paul Avrich 2005 AK Press 978-1-904859-48-2 $19.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
The Conquest of Bread Book, Nonfiction, Adults Peter Kropotkin 2006 AK Press 9781904859109 $17.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Starving Amidst Too Much & Other IWW Writings On The Food Industry Book, Nonfiction, Adults Peter Rachlef 2005 Charles H Kerr 9780882863030 $12 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Instead of Prisons Book, Nonfiction, Adults Prison Research Education Action Project 2005 Critical Resistance 978-0-9767070-1-1 $19.99 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Abolish Restaurants Book, Nonfiction, Adults Prole.info 2010 PM Press 978-1-60486-048-1 $5.95 Available from the Independent Publishers Group, (800) 888-4741
Clandestines Book, Nonfiction, Adults Ramor Ryan 2006 AK Press 9781904859550 $15.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
The Revolution of Everyday Life Book, Nonfiction, Adults Raoul Vaneigem 1967 PM Press 9781604866780 $20 Available from the Independent Publishers Group, (800) 888-4741
Dreams of Freedom Book, Nonfiction, Adults Ricardo Flores Magon 2005 AK Press 9781904859246 $19.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Come Hell or High Water Book, Nonfiction, Adults Richard Singer, Delfina Vannucci 2009 AK Press 9781849350181 $10 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Anarchist Pedagogies Book, Nonfiction, Adults Robert H. Haworth 2012 PM Press 978-1-604864-84-7 $24.95 Available from the Independent Publishers Group, (800) 888-4741
Surrealist Subversions Book, Nonfiction, Adults Ron Sakolsky 2002 Autonomedia 9781570271229 $24.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Caliban and the Witch Book, Nonfiction, Adults Silvia Federici 2004 Autonomedia 9781570270598 $15.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Queen of the Underworld Book, Nonfiction, Adults Sophie Lyons 2013 Combustion Books 9781938660092 Available from Baker & Taylor, 800.775.2800
Squatting in Europe Book, Nonfiction, Adults Squatting Europe Kollective 2013 Minor Compositions 978-1-570272-57-8 $24 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Against the God Emporer Book, Nonfiction, Adults Stefan Anarkowic 2009 Kate Sharpley Library 978-1-873605-55-4 $3 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Cultural Resistance Book, Nonfiction, Adults Stephen Duncombe 2002 Verso 978-1-859843-79-6 $22.95 Available from Verso Books, (718) 246 8160
Seizing the Airwaves Book, Nonfiction, Adults Stephen Dunifer 1998 AK Press 9781873176993 $12.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Igniting A Revolution Book, Nonfiction, Adults Steven Best, Anthony J. Nocella II 2006 AK Press 9781904859567 $21.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Imaginal Machines Book, Nonfiction, Adults Stevphen Shukaitis 2009 Autonomedia 9781570272080 $18 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
The Super-Happy Anarcho Fun Book Book, Fiction, Adults Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness 2013 Combustion Books 978-1-938660-08-5 $12 Available from Baker & Taylor, 800.775.2800
We, the Anarchists! Book, Nonfiction, Adults Stuart Christie 2008 AK Press 9781904859758 $17.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Uses of a Whirlwind Book, Nonfiction, Adults Team Colors Collective 2010 AK Press 9781849350167 $19.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Free Comrades Book, Nonfiction, Adults Terrence Kissack 2008 AK Press 978-1-904859-11-6 $17.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Anarchy in the Age of Dinosaurs Book, Nonfiction, Adults The Curious George Brigade 2012 Combustion Books 978-1-938660-01-6 $10 Available from Baker & Taylor, 800.775.2800
The Coming Insurrection Book, Nonfiction, Adults The Invisible Committee 2009 semiotext e 978-1-584350-80-4 $12.95 Available from The MIT Press, (800) 405-1619
White Is the Color of Death Book, Fiction, Adults Thursday Czolgosz, Margaret Killjoy, The Catastrophone Orchestra 2013 Combustion Books 978-1-938660-04-7 $8 Available from Baker & Taylor, 800.775.2800
Imperialist Canada Book, Nonfiction, Adults Todd Gordon 2010 Arbeiter Ring 978-1-894037-45-7 $24.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Anarchists Against the Wall Book, Nonfiction, Adults Uri Gordon, Ohal Grietzer 2013 AK Press 978-1-849351-14-0 $12 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
The Golden Book of Springfield Book, Fiction, Adults Vachel Lindsay 1999 Charles H Kerr 9780882862422 $22 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
The Voltairine de Cleyre Reader Book, Nonfiction, Adults Voltairine de Cleyre 2004 AK Press 9781902593876 $16.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
The Value of Radical Theory Book, Nonfiction, Adults Wayne Price 2013 AK Press 9781939202017 $12.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Anarchism and Socialism Book, Nonfiction, Adults Wayne Price 2010 Thoughtcrime Ink 9780981289700 $24.95 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700
Divided World Divided Class Book, Nonfiction, Adults Zak Cope 2012 Kersplebedeb 978-1-894946-41-4 $20 Available from AK Press, (510) 208-1700

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