Armando del Moro Library

The Armando del Moro library is a community library focusing on anarchist and radical politics, history, and stories. Come on by to check out what we have to offer or peruse our collection online.

Currently we house over 800 titles under such categories as:

  • Anarchist Ideas/History/Biography
  • Race and Anti-Colonial
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Theory
  • Ecology
  • History
  • Social Movements
  • Practical
  • Audiobooks
  • Graphic Literature
  • Sports
  • Media
  • Art
  • Fiction
  • Drama
  • Poetry
  • Periodicals

The library is run off of a very tiny budget, by a small collective. We’re always looking for support, whether through funding, promotion, or otherwise.

If you have any books to donate, or want to help out, contact us at admlibrary [at]

If you want to buy us a book, check our amazon wishlist, or ask us.



About our namesake:

Armando del Moro was an anarchist from Italy who was arrested in Hamilton on June 24, 1915.

The cause for his arrest was engaging in what he, by friends’ accounts, was most enthusiastic about: distributing anarchist reading materials.

Threatened with deportation, his comrades (including Luigi Galleani) raised enough funds to get him out of jail, after which he later moved to the States.

More information about Armando and the history of Italian anarchists in Ontario can be found in Travis Tomchuk’s paper on the subject.