The next IR potluck will be on Friday, June 7th at St. Coffee on St. Claude down by the tracks from 7pm-9pm. Current members, old members, new members, and interested parties–come hang out with us.
The Iron Rail Book Collective is a non-hierarchical, not-for-profit, collectively-run, literacy and organizing project–in a nutshell, ANARCHISTS! If this sounds like an interesting approach, please join us on Friday, May 3rd for a very informal potluck and meet-and-greet with our current amalgamation of collective members, uptowne at the Hey! Cafe from 8pm till 10pm. Become a volunteer and you could do exciting and practical anarchist-type things like staffing the shop, tabling events, organizing events, using the networks and resources at our disposal to better the lives of the people around you, and so on.
Hey! Cafe is located at 4332 Magazine Street (at Napoleon).
Spring is upon us, and the Feminist, Queer, and Transgender sections are slowly starting to bloom.
Come check out the wonderful Against Equality books, Why Are Faggots Afraid of Other Faggots?, Queer Ultraviolence: Bash Back!, That’s Revolting; both Doris anthologies; a few requisite books on anarchism by Emma Goldman; Novatore (collection of all of his writings), Desert (using disillusionment effectively), and Crimethought (critique of Crimethinc); some new patch designs; THE ETHICAL SLUT; AND MORE!
Soon, we’ll have restocked out PM books a bunch, more copies of the Society of the Spectacle, some Bell Hooks, a few Ursula K. le Guin titles, a few Margaret Atwood titles, Storm Constantine’s original Wraeththu collection, and more and more and more.
Be sure to also check out all the wonderful events going on right now by our female allies!
Candice presents: GUN OUTFIT + HEAT DUST + CURVED DOG + PEYEYA Thursday at Nora’s House.
Osa presents: CUSTODY BATTLE + NEGATION + NARCISSY Saturday at Eric & Breonne’s House.
Rachel presents: ADULTS + VIOLENT SECTS + BITCHFACE Sunday afternoon at Rachel’s House (NOLA TO ANGOLA benefit!)
And don’t forget that Not Enough Fest is coming up on April 26th!!!
NEW & OLD CRIMETH INC.
We just got copies in the shop of the great, new Crimethinc book Conradictionary, a collection of Rolling Thunder’s “Glossary of Terms” with tons of additions and the usual impeccable graphic design. We also have the newest issue of Rolling Thunder as well as a few back issues, and we have restocked all of the Crimethinc books. We should also have print versions of Vortext and Terror Incognita very, very soon.
In the records section, you’ll find that we recently restocked a lot of the essential late 80s/early 90s New York City hardcore records from Revelation (Gorilla Biscuits, Chain of Strength, etc.). We also grabbed some mutant music from Crazy Spirit and Hank & The Hammerheads (and we’ll have those excellent Creem LPs restocked soon). But the record you absolutely must check out is by an amazing band called Our Gang fronted by none other than our amazing neighbor and all around sweetheart Bryant from Gnome!
Just added a bunch of new zines and some old classics to the rack, as well as some quarter-sized zines on the mantle. Look at those nicer, colorful covers. And we’ll have even more to come over the next few weeks!
Some new titles include Play It Make It (DIY games), Roll Big or Go Home (D&D), Pulling Ink (silk screening), Dames with Frames (bike punx), The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin’ Sad (depression), and Brews Not Bombs (beer), and more.
Classics include Andy Allen’s Asian Cajun (vegan cookery) and Hope Amico’s Keep Loving Keep Fighting (personal, post-Katrina).
We recommend taking a look at this article by Rembert Browne; he stopped by our little ol’ bookstore one day . . .
Interested in meeting with a few other folks and talking about what we’re reading at the moment? Great! A few of us are reading Black Rage in New Orleans: Police Brutality and African American Activism from World War II to Hurricane Katrina, by Leonard N. Moore. Join the Nola Radical Reading Group to find out when and where we’ll be talking about this text. The New Orleans Public Library has a copy or two of this book, by the way. At the moment, the Iron Rail is sold out of this book, but we will be getting more in the near future.
The Iron Rail is pleased to announce that we will be tabling at the Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair, taking place in San Francisco on March 16-17. If you are planning on attending this book fair, please stop by and visit our table. Among other things, we’ll be bringing a large selection of important radical literature that is in some way connected to The City That Care Forgot . . .
Stop by the shop and check out the new books that we just received! Highlights include, from Black and Red Books up in Detroit, the classics Against His-Story, Against Leviathan!, by Fredy Perlman, and Society of the Spectacle, by Guy Debord. From PM Press out in Oakland we have some radical coloring books for Anarchists of all ages, as well as Robin Hood: People’s Outlaw and Forest Hero: A Graphic Guide by Paul Buhle and Chris Hutchinson. There’s more new stuff, too; come on down and say “Hi” and chat and see what else is going on down here at the Iron Rail Book Collective . . .