We’re Over 700 Books! (and other news from the Library)

Hey Armando del Moro Library members!

Here’s the first of what will become a very irregular and infrequent library newsletter.
Updates:
i. so many books!
ii. but we’re missing a couple
iii. whatcha reading?
iv. new hours and helpin’ out

i.  We’ve hit 700 books!

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We recently passed the 700-book mark and are still adding more. Our 700th book was Travis Tomchuk’s Transnational Radicals: Italian Anarchists in Canada and the U.S., 1915-1940, the book that we first heard about our library’s namesake, Armando del Moro.  Armando was an anarchist from the Italian state who was living in Hamilton when he was arrested and threatened with deportation for distributing anti-war materials.
In this edition of the book, we even found a photo of him!
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Here are 50 of the newer books we have that we’re excited about:
Anarchism

• Anarchism and the Black Revolution
• Direct Action: Memoirs of an Urban Guerilla
• African Anarchism
• Flaming Arrows: A Compilation of Works by Rod Coronado
• Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy, The
• Cuban Anarchism: A History of a Movement
• Freedom’s Disorder
• Return of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón, The

Non-fiction

• Agents of Repression: The FBI’s Secret Wars Against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement
• Militant Anti-Fascism: A Hundred Years of Resistance
• A Line in the Tar Sands
• Earth Liberation Front 1997-2002, The
• A History of Pan-African Revolt
• Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune
• Assata: An Autobiography
• To Our Friends
• More Than Medicine: A History of the Feminist Women’s Health Movement
• People of the Pines: The Warriors and the legacy of Oka
• Reflections on the Way to the Gallows: Rebel Women in Prewar Japan
• Canadian War on Queers: National Security as Sexual Regulation, The
• Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories
• A People’s Art History of the United States
• Soccer vs. the State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics

Practical

• My Mother Wears Combat Boots: A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us
• Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
• Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community
• Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival, The
• Bicycle!: A Repair & Maintenance Manifesto
• Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century

 

Graphic Literature

• Flood!: A Novel in Pictures
• Breaking Free: The Adventures of Tintin
• Time Management for Anarchists
• Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can’t Kick Militarism
• Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman
• Hot, Throbbing Dykes to Watch Out for: Cartoons
• Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
• Capital – In Manga!

Fiction

• Liminal
• Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements
• Momo
• Bastard out of Carolina
• Love In The Days Of Rage
• Radical Acts: The Collected Plays of Martin Duberman
• Giovanni’s Room
• Case of Comrade Tulayev, The
• Fire on the Mountain

Audio

• Letters of Insurgents
• Accidental Death of an Anarchist, The
• Pacifism and Pathology in the American Left
• Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way

As always, you can view the entire catalogue at our website.
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ii. We’re missing some books!

As we’ve been switching between lending systems, we seem to have lost track of some titles in the fray. Some have already been replaced, others are a bit harder to come by.
If you have these books, or know where they are, *please* bring them back to The Tower (281 Cannon St E).
Demanding the Impossible by Peter Marshall
Madness and Civilization by Michel Foucault
The Care of Self by Michel Foucault
Indigenous Healing by Rupert Ross
A number of books are also overdue, please return them as soon as you can!
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New audiobooks!

iii. Whatcha Reading?

Did you read a book that you loved, or really changed your mind on something?
Feel free to send us reviews or blurbs about books you’ve borrowed from the library, maybe we’ll publish them on the website or in future emails.
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Or, if you want to present your analysis/understanding/critique of a title, perhaps we can put on an event where we can have some discussions.

iv. New Hours and Halpin’

For the time being, open hours at The Tower (when you’re able to take out/return books) are as follows:
Sundays 11-5, Tuesdays 2-6

Hopefully in the future we’ll be able to expand them a bit. Books can also be returned during events at the space.

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Wanna help out the library? We’re a small-ass project with a fairly non-existent budget.

You can help out in a number of ways:
– Spread the word! Share on social media! Talk in real life! We want people to be using the library and to be reading materials that will help bring about the end of this world.
Give some money to the Tower.  It’ll help keep a roof over our heads. Or become a sustainer.
– Part of an organization that might give the library some money if we send a funding request? Let us know!
– Probably more to be figured out later..
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-the library collective(ish)
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