AKA invites you to another reading group. They will be reading  “Cities: The Unfolding of History” by Murray Bookchin
Tuesday June 14, 6:30-8:30pm at AKA Autonomous Social Centre

“The overriding problem is to change the structure of society so that people gain power. The best arena to do that is the municipality—the city, town, and village—where we have an opportunity to create a face-to-face democracy” – Murray Bookchin

We will be reading the third of three essays by Murray Bookchin related to “libertarian municipalism,” a term he used to describe a system where libertarian institutions, which practice direct democracy (through assemblies) would oppose and replace the state with a confederation of free municipalities.

All three essays are published in The next revolution: popular assemblies and the promise of direct democracy. This book is available at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (www.kfpl.ca) or you can download the article here.

For this reading group, no advance reading is required! We will read/listen to the essay and discuss it. Also, a vegetarian dinner will be provided!
For child care needs or more information please contact germinations(at)riseup(dot)net

AKA invites you to their reading group. They will be reading  “Libertarian Municipalism: A Politics of Direct Democracy” by Murray Bookchin
Thursday April 14, 6:30-8:30pm at AKA Autonomous Social Centre

“The overriding problem is to change the structure of society so that people gain power. The best arena to do that is the municipality—the city, town, and village—where we have an opportunity to create a face-to-face democracy” – Murray Bookchin

We will be reading the second of three essays by Murray Bookchin related to “libertarian municipalism,” a term he used to describe a system where libertarian institutions, which practice direct democracy (through assemblies) would oppose and replace the state with a confederation of free municipalities.

The essay is “Libertarian Municipalism: A Politics of Direct Democracy” and “Cities: The Unfolding of Reason in History.” All three essays are published in The next revolution: popular assemblies and the promise of direct democracy. This book is available at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (www.kfpl.ca) or you can download the article here.

For this reading group, no advance reading is required! We will read/listen to the essay and discuss it.
For child care needs or more information please contact germinations(at)riseup(dot)net
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Blue Hereon Books & Zines will be at the 2015 Montreal Anarchist Bookfair on May 23rd & May 24th. As tabling is only happening on one day this year, we will be tabling only on Saturday, May 23rd.

The Bookfair is a great place to stock up on anarchist and radical literature and learn all about anarchism through workshops, presentations etc. Find out more about the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair on their website: www.anarchistbookfair.ca

If you’d like to help us with tabling or preparing for the bookfair, contact us! blueheronbooks@riseup.net

We also want to help people get down to Montreal from Kingston for the bookfair! Please contact us at blueheronbooks@riseup.net if you need a ride to or if you can offer a ride in either direction.

Blue Heron Books & Zines is looking forward to hosting a table again this year at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair on May 24th & 25th. The Bookfair is a great place to stock up on anarchist and radical literature and learn all about anarchism through workshops, presentations etc.

Find out more about the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair on their website: http://www.anarchistbookfair.ca

The Blue Heron Books & Zines collective wants to help people in the Kingston get to the Montreal anarchist bookfair in May! Please contact us at blueheronbooks@riseup.net if you are looking to connect to a ride to Montreal or if you can offer a ride in either direction.

Blue Heron is recruiting volunteers to join our project! Volunteers can:

– Help staff open hours

– Update our database of books & zines

– Promote Blue Heron and recruit new members for our book club

– Learn about anarchism, feminism, community organizing, autonomist, radical, & anti-racist politics, and more!

– Read books & zines & write reviews

– Participate in workshops (stay tuned, coming up in 2014…)

If you are interested in volunteering with Blue Heron Books & Zines, please tell us about yourself by answering the questions in our volunteer application and send it to us at blueheronbooks@riseup.net or drop it off during open hours on Mondays, from 2pm to 6pm.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Application: Blue Heron Books & Zines Volunteer.

Hi everyone! Blue Heron made a PSA for CFRC radio. You can listen to it here.

See you soon!

 

 

Blue Heron Books & Zines Grand opening!

When?
Monday, April 1st, 2013 from 2pm to 6pm

Where?
AKA Autonomous Social Centre, Queen St. at the corner of Wellington, downtown Kingston (Note: the space has an accessibility ramp and an accessible, single stall bathroom)

What?
Join us to peruse our collection, get your membership to our book club, sign-up to volunteer with the shop, enjoy some snacks and hear some rad zine readings. There will be a reading for kids @ 3:00pm and zine readings for all ages as of 3:30pm.

Free event! All welcome! Bring your kids!

For more information, contact us at: blueheronbooks@riseup.net

More information about us:

Blue Heron Books and Zines is a community bookstore and zine distribution shop located in the AKA Autonomous Social Centre at the corner of Queen and Wellington in Kingston. At the moment, our open hours are Mondays from 2pm to 6pm. We strive to provide and promote radical, anarchist and anti-authoritarian books and media less readily available from mainstream sources or local venues such as libraries. Folks are also invited to come by during our open hours to read in the space, and engage in conversations with each other, collective members, and volunteers; we aim to promote the exchange of ideas.

We are not a profitable venture, any money earned through the sale of books and other publications goes towards purchasing new material and also paying towards the broader survival of AKA. The current collective of the store is committed to creating an anarchist legacy, and the space readily identifies itself as anarchist.

Blue Heron sells predominantly used books, but some new, which makes our inventory all the more financially accessible to the public. Furthermore, folks can become book club members, which allows them to ‘try before they buy’, borrowing books for up to three weeks at a time. Blue Heron is run by volunteers. Collective members seek used books from various sources, including internet sites, thrift stores and garage/house sales.

In addition to selling and lending media, Blue Heron hosts events in our space, including workshops, lectures and discussion forums. This is an area we hope to expand in the future, as continued community outreach is an integral part of our mission.