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Announcing the Santa Cruz Anarchist Infoshop!

Come check out the space and get involved.

Several of us have been collecting books and zines for well over a year in the hopes that one day we could find an affordable space to create an infoshop (not likely in Santa Cruz). But as luck would have it, the opportunity arose and a call out to the local anarchist community was spread and we've secured the space with some trials and tribulations and (some how) managed to keep it open for a few months thus far.

So we'd like to invite you and all your friends to come check out what we've created.

Infoshop
509 Broadway
Santa Cruz, CA. 95060


Read the full article to find out what we offer, what we're working on, some projects we'd like to see, and how you can help out.
We've been open since April 1st (fools) and we are just getting around to internet publicity.

So as we're settling in here, working out all the kinks in getting committed people to staff and how to manage the finances, I thought I'd give you an update on what we've been up to.

Several of us have been collecting books and zines for well over a year in the hopes that one day we could find an affordable space to create an infoshop (not likely in Santa Cruz). But as luck would have it, the opportunity arose and a call out to the local anarchist community was spread and we've secured the space with some trials and tribulations and (some how) managed to keep it open for a few months thus far.

So we'd like to invite you and all your friends to come check out what we've created.

What we offer:

-We have books and zines for sale. The best zine selection I've ever seen.

-We have a great book lending library.

-We have a reference section with some not-so-common publications available to read while there.

-A space to have meetings and do projects (just clean up after yourselves:)

-A ride-board for hitching, train-hopping, and carpooling.

-A Mac and PC with DSL (for email, web publishing, graphics design, etc.)

-We've started an herb library of local wild plants & herbs for tea, medicinal uses, etc. - we're gathering local herbs and keeping them at the 'shop for people to use and become familiar with, and we've got books on wild plants & herbs available as well. Stop in for a free cup of tea. (ethnobotanists get in touch, we'd like to learn more about our local flora).

-A bulletin board of events and happenings.

-And lots more...

What we're working on:

-Promoting the infoshop. Our biggest hitch right now is that hardly anyone knows we're here. You can help! Tell your friends, forward this announcement elsewhere, distribute flyers.

-A website about the infoshop and community happenings in Santa Cruz.

-Getting the Freeskool off the ground again.

-Improving the library.

-Getting more regular events happening (attention local community: we need your help!)

-Getting self-publishing resources available. Printer donations appreciated.

Some projects we'd like to see:

-Indigenous solidarity: Something like Solidarity South Pacific in the UK.

-A local anarchist paper/bulletin.

-Prisoner Support

-An anarchist discussion group.

How you can help us:

-We are looking for donations of books, videos, zines, publications, and newspapers - so send your favorites our way.

-Financial contributions, especially monthly ongoing contributors. It's hard to make rent! Those who donate $10* or more per month get some free zines/publications and some organic vegan chocolate - oh yeah! Contact us if you're interested.

-Sponsor a subscription: email us for a listing of publications we want to distribute. If you have a publication, consider sending us a subscription.

-We need commited, self-motivated, friendly people to help staff, fundraise, keep the place clean and organized, and create regular events. Come by the space and talk to us if you're interested.

Also, Quiver Zine Distribution would like to offer a great deal to help us raise some funds for our various projects. They'll send out big boxes of 100+ zines for $30-60 sliding scale. So all zine distributors, tablers, zine freaks, and others should get in touch and send an email to quiver (at) hush.com for a listing of the zines available. The extensive collection covers topics such as anarchist theory and critique. DIY how-to guides/direct action, radical & womyns health, destroying patriarchy, critiques of civilization, deconstructing gender, ecological defense, indigenous resistance, historical revolutionary movements, wilderness/primitive skills, and much more.

Cheers!
Assorted individuals of the infoshop

Infoshop
509 Broadway
Santa Cruz, CA. 95060
infoshop (at) hushmail.com or quiver (at) hush.com
 
 


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