In our mission statement, we call books "tools for liberation." One of the ways that we are putting these tools to work is by centering the abolition of prisons and policing. Visit us in-store to explore our newly unveiled "Organizing & Abolition" section. Our booksellers gathered books from all corners of the store--from memoir to anthology to theory--to curate this section that we hope offers many access points for emerging and veteran activists alike.
Abolition means it is our responsibility to care for one another and keep us safe, always prioritizing those most at risk. Energized by last month's Feminist Book Group conversation about Mutual Aid by Dean Spade, our bookstore is working to better connect with local grassroots groups like Edgewater Mutual Aid and Bryn Mawr Warming Center (BMWC).
BMWC began as a collective of prison abolitionist organizers collaborating on inside/outside correspondence that developed into an on-the-ground mutual aid project. BMWC regularly distributes money, PPE, hot breakfast, tents, warm clothes, toiletries, and other items to insecure people. We encourage you to learn more about their work and support these efforts by DONATING NOW to their current Bread Day campaign.
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