Posts Tagged ‘radical lending library’


The Wingnut will be open this Wednesday March 20th from 4pm to 9pm. Feel free to drop by to check out books, return books you have checked out, read zines, hang out in the library, drink coffee or tea, and/or engage in a board game of some sorts!

Snack sharing always encouraged!

We are looking for volunteers to help us regularly hold our Open Hours once again, please get in touch if interested!

We have had some recent donations to the Wingnut Radical Lending Library. If you have books you think we might be interested in please feel free to come drop some off.

If you are interested in checking out these or other books, you can come by during Open Hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-9pm. 2005 Barton Avenue. Feel free to call ahead to confirm, as we sometimes cancel due to more pressing events. We are also interested in anyone looking to volunteer to host the Open Hours. 804 303 5449 or

Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites: Flavorful Recipes for Healthful Meals by Moosewood Collective

Heresies 18 : Mothers, Mags & Movie Stars : Feminism & Class ; and Heresies 19 :… by [Not stated]


Sisterhood Is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women’s Liberatio… by Robin Morgan

Virgin Territory by Shar Rednour

The Girl Wants to: Women’s Representations of Sex and the Body by Lynn Crosbie (more…)

We’ve added quite a few books to the collective on a variety of subjects since the last time we updated our list. Here’s some of the titles we now have available at our lending library (

What Lies Beneath the Clock Tower: Being An Adventure Of Your Own Choosing by Margaret Killjoy ♥
Louise Michel: Rebel Lives by Louise Michel
Direct Action: An Ethnography by David Graeber
The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World by John Michael Greer
The Long Descent: A User’s Guide to the End of the Industrial Age by John Michael Greer
Mystery Teachings from the Living Earth: An Introduction to Spiritual Ecology by John Michael Greer
The Druid Magic Handbook: Ritual Magic Rooted in the Living Earth by John Michael Greer
Haymarket: A Novel by Martin Duberman
Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison by Michel Foucault
A People’s History of the United States: 1492 to Present by Howard Zinn
Revolution and Counterrevolution: Change and Persistence in Social Structures by Seymour Martin Lipset
Against Architecture (Green Arcade) by Franco La Cecla
Fire on the Mountain by Terry Bisson
Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond by David Gilbert
Portugal: The Impossible Revolution? by Phil Mailer
Haymarket Scrapbook: 125th Anniversary Edition by Franklin Rosemont
Time Without Work by Walli F. Leff
Fight On, My Soul by James E.C. Norris
Guerrilla Warfare by Ernesto “Che” Guevara
Communes in the Counter Culture: Origins, Theories, Styles of Life. by Keith Melville
Against the Megamachine: Essays on Empire and its Enemies by David Watson
The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability by Lierre Keith
The Homebrew Industrial Revolution: A Low-Overhead Manifesto by Kevin A. Carson
Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion by Jeffrey St. Clair
Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling by Christopher Koelle
Junky : Definitive Text of Junk
Tasty: Get Great Food on the Table Every Day by Roy Finamore
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon-Rosegg
Chinese Regional Cooking by Kenneth H.C. Lo
Basics of Pistol Shooting by National Rifle Association
It by Stephen King
How to Grow Vegetables and Fruits by the Organic Method by J. I. Rodale
Cook, Eat, Thrive: Vegan Recipes from Everyday to Exotic (Tofu Hound Press) by Joy Tienzo
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
Prayer for Owen Meany by Irving John
Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words by Susan G. Wooldridge
All Fall Down: America’s Tragic Encounter With Iran by Gary Sick
The Sources of Modern Architecture and Design (World of Art) by Nikolaus Pevsner
The Glorious Qur’an by Muhammad M. Pickthall
Tranquility without pills (all about transcendental meditation); the complete how-to guide to the famous TM method of total relaxation by Jhan Robbins
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 1) by Orson Scott Card
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
In The Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time by Peter Lovenheim
Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus: Updated & Expanded 2nd Edition (21st Century Reference) by Barbara Ann Kipfer
A Farewell To Arms by Hemingway Ernest
Readings in Russian History Volume I: from Ancient Times to the Abolition of Serfdom by Sidney Harcave

Yesterday a couple of us Wingnuts went to Charlottesville for a job. We also had time to visit Random Row Books, which is also housing the new infoshop- Marginalia Infoshop, and hang out with some great folks there. They told us about the rally happening that day for the UVA Living Wage Campaign, where students are currently engaging in a Hunger Strike to demand a living wage for UVA workers. We got to attend part of the rally/protest and see some C-ville friends.

If you are visiting Charlottesville, make sure you check out Random Row books!

And folks should also check out the UVA Living Wage Campaign and support the hunger striking students. Find out more about their campaign and events here:

We picked up some new books from Random Row, in addition to some we have gotten from PM Press in the mail! Check them out! – no literally, come to Wingnut Open Hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-9pm and check out a book from our Radical Lending Library.

Eco-Warriors (eco warriors) Understanding the radical environmental movement 199… by Rik Scarce

Sister of The Road: The Autobiography of Boxcar Bertha – as told to Dr. Ben Reit… by Dr. Ben Reitman

You Can’t Win by Jack Black

Abolition Now!: Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle Against the Prison Industrial… by The CR10 Publications Collective

Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Object… by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers f… by David Goodway

Vida by Marge Piercy

Dance the Eagle to Sleep: A Novel by Marge Piercy

Surfing the Gnarl (Outspoken Authors) by Rudy Rucker

We keep adding books and zines to our radical lending library.

If you are interested in ideas of anarchism, feminism, queerness, radical change, organizing, non-hierarchical organizing, etc. you are likely to find a book or zine of interest to you.

We have Open Hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4pm to 9pm, where folks are welcome to come over, browse the library, check out a book, read a zine, drink some tea, play games, or have conversations.

Here are just a few of our new titles:

Wobblies!: A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World by Paul Buhle

Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility: The Colin Ward Reader by Colin Ward

Dynamite: The Story of Class Violence In America by Louis Adamic

Rebel Voices: An IWW Anthology by Joyce L. Kornbluh

Organizing Cools the Planet: Tools and Reflections on Navigating the Climate Cri… by Joshua Kahn Russell

The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (Outspoken Authors) by Cory Doctorow

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser


Here are the texts we’ve found for the Anarchist Theory by Anarchist Women class. We will have hard copies available at the Wingnut, but you can also download and  print your own copies from

We are posting the urls for each of these documents so you can find them easily.

Anarchism What it Really Stands For by Emma Goldman (10 pages)

What is Syndicalism? By Emma Goldman (12 pages)

Direct Action  by Voltairine de Cleyre (20 pages)

Crime and Punishment by Voltairine de Cleyre (20 pages)

Prisons: A Social Crime and Failure by Emma Goldman (12 pages)

A Thousand Rioters selected writings of Lucy Parsons (30 pages)

Thats a total of roughly 104 pages, all in zine format, so the pages are just the little half fold ones.

For the first class on Tuesday November 29th at 8:30pm, please read A Thousand Rioters selected writings of Lucy Parsons. Since there will only be 4 meetings of the class, there will be 25-30 pages we will cover each meeting.


The Wingnut Radical Lending Library is a constantly growing collection of anarchist, radical, queer, DIY, environmental, vegan, popular upsrising and more books. Every month we receive new titles from PM Press and AK Press. We also accept donations and purchase books on our own.

You can come by the Wingnut during our weekly  Open Hours- from 4 to 9pm on Wednesday and Fridays (subject to change however, dependent on other events in Richmond, you can call ahead to check 804 303 5449). We are also looking for people who can volunteer to facilitate Open Hours. We have 944  books available for browsing, reading, and checking out. We also have our ever expanding and newly organized Wingnut Zine Library (over 540 titles so far), which you are welcome to read during Open Hours, but which cannot be checked out.

If you are looking for books or zines on a particular subject you can search ahead of time online at

Here are just some of our recently added titles:

No More Prisons: Urban Life, Homeschooling, Hip-Hop Leadership, the Cool Rich Ki… by William Upski Wimsatt

Anarchism & Environmental Survival by Graham Purchase

Banksy Locations & Tours Volume 2: A Collection of Graffiti Locations and Photog… by Martin Bull (more…)

Three of the Wingnuts visited Red Emma’s Coffeeshop and Bookstore in Baltimore this morning! The folks working were super friendly and they have a great selection of books and zines available for sale!

We brought home some awesome looking books, now available in the Wingnut Radical Lending Library for your reading pleasure!

The Color of Violence: The Incite! Anthology

Free Comrades: Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States 1895-1917

Butch is a Noun (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Green is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege

The Death and Life of Great American Cities (50th Anniversary Edition)

We also went to the Flying Brick Library earlier this week for a presentation on Crimethinc’s new book, Work, and we picked up a copy for the library there as well!


Additionally we have added these books to the library collection this week from donations and subscriptions: (more…)

8 new books today in the Library!

The Creation of Patriarchy by Gerda Lerner

The Monster Stick and Other Appalachian Tall Tales by Paul and Bil Lepp

Tales of the Badia Bedouin folk tales from Lebanon by Rami Zurayk

The Living Dead by John Joseph Adams

Bayou City Secrets by Deborah Powell

Classics in Lesbian Studies by Esther D. Rothblum

Midlife Queer by Martin Duberman


Instead of Prisons by the Prison Research Education Action Project

Come by and check these books out! Browse our whole collection online at