Books

A few things about PBC:
We strive to offer a selection either not found in retail chains or lost and buried online. We strive to keep small, independent presses available while maintaining a comprehensive spam of topics. It is our hope that our diverse selection will stimulate your intellect and spirit in a way that supports community, and builds a just and sustainable society.
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In The mean time, you can make special orders, bulk orders, book club orders as well as recommend titles.


Here’s what’s in our hands so far this summer!


Octavia’s Brood:
Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

Walidah Imarisha (editor); adrienne maree brown (editor)

Whenever we envision a world without war, without prisons, without capitalism, we are producing speculative fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown have brought twenty of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change. The visionary tales of Octavia’s Brood span genres—sci-fi, fantasy, horror, magical realism—but all are united by an attempt to inject a healthy dose of imagination and innovation into our political practice and to try on new ways of understanding ourselves, the world around us, and all the selves and worlds that could be. The collection is rounded off with essays by Tananarive Due and Mumia Abu-Jamal, and a preface by Sheree Renée Thomas. – AK Press


We Do Not Fear Anarchy We Invoke It

by Robert Graham

From 1864 to 1876, socialists, communists, trade unionists, and anarchists synthesized a growing body of anticapitalist thought through participation in the First International—a body devoted to uniting left-wing radical tendencies of the time. Often remembered for the historic fights between Karl Marx and Michael Bakunin, the debates and experimentation during the International helped to refine and focus anarchist ideas into a doctrine of international working class self-liberation. – AK Press




If you like this, also check out the following:
Underground Passages: Anarchist Resistance Culture, 1848-2011 by Jesse Cohn, AK Press
Anarchists Never Surrender: Essays, Polemics, and Correspondence on Anarchism, 1908–1938
Victor Serge · Edited by Mitchell Abidor, PM Press

 

The Do-It-yourself guide To Fighting The Big Motherfuckin’ Sad

by Adam Gnade

Self-described as an “anti-depression guide/guide to a freer, more lawless life.” Gnade’s book looks at the root causes of sadness, anxiety, and general malaise/boredom and offers helpful point-by-point suggestions (in list form) and short essay pep-talks on how to move beyond your demons for a better, smarter, happier life. Like a letter from a trusted friend in the trenches, The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin’ Sad will work with you through all phases of your life, thick and thin. – Pioneers Press




If you like this, also check out the following:
Navigating The Space Between Brilliance And Madness
A Reader & Roadmap Of Bipolar Worlds (10th Anniversary Edition), by Icarus Project (Editor), Icarus Project
How to Be Idle: A Loafer’s Manifesto, by Tom Hodgkinson, Harper Perennial