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Book Reviews

Like you, we love books... and the next best thing to reading books is reading about books! Below you'll find an assortment of reviews for titles that we regularly stock. Also, be sure to check out our online catalog.

March 16th, 2014 Science & Technology

John Zerzan's Twilight of the Machines

John Zerzan is now one of the most well-known of contemporary North American anarchist writers and theorists, along with Noam Chomsky and Hakim Bey (and formerly, prior to his definitive renunciation of his already questionable anarchism, also Murray Bookchin). Zerzan is best known as one of the major proponents of anarcho-primitivism and green anarchy, along with Fredy Perlman and others....

December 1st, 2013 Social Theory & Criticism

Anarchy, Geography, Modernity Review in Antipode

This is a new edition of an important selection of writings by the anarchist geographer Elisée Reclus (1830-1905), translated from French by the editors John Clark and Camille Martin. The editors note that, with conferences held in 2005 in Lyon, Milan, New Orleans, Montpellier, Mexico and Barcelona to mark the 100th anniversary of Reclus’ death, “in recent years, the rate...

November 29th, 2013 Do It Yourself

Southern Makers

Jennifer Causey is a talented photographer and storyteller who, after writing books that chronicled New York makers and New Jersey makers, decided to adventure in the south and capture the essence of food, design, and craft in four southern states: Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.  And she does this beautifully with vivid images and rich storytelling as she...

November 28th, 2013 Anarchism

'Undoing Border Imperialism' contextualizes urgency of migrant justice issue

Harsha Walia is a migrant justice activist trained in law, who is involved with the Vancouver chapter of No One Is Illegal (NOII), and in Undoing Border Imperialism she offers a unique blend of handbook and textbook. Walia combines academic discourse on border imperialism -- drawing on feminist studies, Marxist analysis, critical race theory and post structuralism -- with strategies...

October 2nd, 2013 Fiction

Headlong: noirish novel about news, protest, and a long hot summer

Ron MacLean's Headlong is a gripping, timely novel about a middle-aged, washed-up Boston newspaperman who returns to his childhood home from a wasted existence in LA to care for his father after a bad stroke. Nick, the protagonist, was once an idealistic muck-raker, but a failed business and a failed marriage have left him adrift and purposeless. But his return to Boston coincides...

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