October 2020

We have recently acquired a small collection of Black Panther Magazines from 1968-1971, many of which prominently feature the artwork of Emory Douglas, who served as Minister of Culture for the Panthers until the mid 80's. These six issues cover a range of topics - from the Black Liberation Struggle to the death of George Jackson, the dangers of sickle cell anemia in the Black community, business boycotts, Bobby Seale on trial, and an issue dedicated to the film "Sweet Sweetback's Baadsasssss Song." $100-$125/each

Published in the 1980s and 90s by the Up and Out of Poverty Now! Campaign and the Georgia Citizen's Coalition on Hunger, Street Heat was a grassroots effort designed to give marginalized voices an opportunity to speak about - and propose solutions for - the economic, racial, social and political oppressions they experienced. We have 2 issues, published in 1994 and 1995, $50/each.

We have an eclectic mix of colorful Cuban film posters in the store, including several featuring Charlie Chaplin! These are original prints, and we only have one of each item available. $50 - $100

 We now have over 15 handmade Cuban books from the artist collective Ediciones Vigia. Located in Matanzas, Cuba, this collective creates limited edition books of poetry, literature, history, philosophy and more. $40+
Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self-respect springs.
- Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem

The fabric of democracy is always fragile everywhere because it depends on the will of citizens to protect it, and when they become scared, when it becomes dangerous for them to defend it, it can go very quickly.
- Margaret Atwood

Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another, "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
- Paul Coehlo, The Alchemist
Power Up

Mon - Sat: 10AM - 6PM
Sunday: 12PM - 5PM

NEW HOURS: Good news! We're now open until 6PM, Monday through Saturday. Sunday remains the same, 12PM - 5PM
#6 The Secret of Red Gate Farm
RARE First Edition, First Printing in a scarce First Issue Dust Jacket. SIGNED by Mildred Wirt Benson, also known as Carolyn Keene. This is one of the last books Mildred Benson signed (she was 94 at the time) and is from the collection of a private collector who corresponded with Ms. Benson for many years. $4000
Looking for a new AVB t-shirt to add to your wardrobe? Check out our latest colors - forest green and midnight blue. $15

Have you ever snapped a photo of one of our cats? Email us the picture, and we might use it in the next newsletter!
Frida is all about perspective.
According to Little Boo, "When you can't find a box, a boxtop will do in a pinch!"
Boo tries his paw at reading the new Spanish/English Mayan Tarot deck.
Trivia Question
Answer the following trivia question correctly and we'll enter you in a drawing for a $10 gift certificate!

"All children, except one, grow up." is the opening line for what beloved children's book.

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