$10,000 by September 23.
Make Revolution Books Known Everywhere:
the political, intellectual & cultural center of a movement for an actual revolution.

UPDATE: September 19
Last night we made the $1000 matching challenge and then some-- and a day early! We want to thank another very generous donor and longtime friend of Revolution Books who gave the $1000 last night, plus a number of other donors who helped meet the challenge.  We are now just $2000 short of our $10,000 goal. We can do this.  

At this perilous moment for humanity and the planet, Revolution Books is indispensable. But not enough people know about the store. The money we raise will go towards high-quality posters and other publicity so that thousands more around the city, and even the world, will come through the doors of this bookstore about the world for a radically different world.

What you were part of... or what you missed at RB this past week...
What is coming...
What your support makes possible...

Last week, the Marching Cobras drumline danced into Revolution Books, followed by a discussion with AMPLIFY_Justice artists and Andy Zee on the responsibility of artists in these perilous times.

<-- On Sunday, there were non-stop crowds and conversation at the Revolution Books Booth at the Brooklyn Book Festival.

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Friday, September 21, 7PM at RevBooks:
David Shapiro performing  
Wallace Shawn's  one-person play 
Join us for the cap-off benefit for RB's $10,000 drive as David Shapiro performs this stark and haunting play of the unnamed character’s journey into a Third World country "where my language isn't spoken."  He confronts how a life of comfort and joy rests on a horrific global-social reality.  It puts him in a fever state.
American Theatre Magazine: "You will react to Shawn's play in one of two ways -- you can get angry, or you can reevaluate your life."
Premium tickets (includes copy of THE FEVER): $50
Regular tickets: $25

Tickets available at RB and online at EVENTBRITE.
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Sunday, September 23, 4pm: 
There has never been a speech like this on this topic before.
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Also coming:
Wednesday, September 26, 7pm
How to be Less Stupid About Race
by Crystal M. Fleming
A work of social critique, humorous personal anecdotes, and analysis of the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on racism by this professor and writer for The Root.

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Tuesday, October 30, 7pm
Deborah Plant, editor of
BARRACOON: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"
will speak at Revolution Books. A 1927 interview conducted by acclaimed anthropologist and Harlem Renaissance writer, Zora Neale Hurston, with the last known survivor of the African slave trade. Never before published.

Click here for info on these events and more coming up at RB.
Revolution Books is the place where you learn the real history of this country and you find out how we can get to a radically different world, through that revolution.

The $10,000 we raise together will be used to produce a high-quality iconic poster and palm cards -- and greatly expand promotion of Revolution Books throughout New York City, especially Harlem. Teams fanning out in Harlem and beyond -- at cultural events and institutions, parks, cafes, and political protests. So that the word gets out!

Here’s the contradiction we're facing. In this urgent moment -- with the very future of humanity and the planet itself in peril -- not enough people know about, visit, and financially support Revolution Books.

THAT'S the problem this fund drive is working on.

As the U.S. government kidnaps immigrant children… as the police brutalize and murder Black and Latino youth… as the right to abortion is savaged… and as the fascist Trump/Pence regime presses ahead with its hateful agenda and threatens nuclear war -- Revolution Books matters.

At Revolution Books, you wrestle with why these horrors are happening, their roots in the workings and history of this capitalist-imperialist system. We get into big questions. Would it really take an actual revolution aiming to free all of humanity to end the oppression this country has enforced on Black people? Trump targets Muslims and immigrants: what’s more important, order or social justice -- where do you stand?

At Revolution Books, you discover that the world doesn’t have to be this way. There is a way out, an actual revolution to overthrow this system when the conditions are right... and to go on to build a society and world where human beings can truly flourish.  Here you discover a whole new framework for human emancipation: the new communism developed by Bob Avakian. This is the scientific method and approach for analyzing and understanding the world as it is… and how it can be changed to put an end to all exploitation and oppression.
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, acclaimed Kenyan author, and Andy Zee, spokesperson for Revolution Books

Wherever people are in turmoil, they need to find out about Revolution Books: 
The unique and wide-ranging selection of books.  A space of critical thinking and the poetic spirit -- where Pulitzer Prize winners mix it up with people from around the block and from around the world.  A gathering center for discussion, debate, and resistance to the Trump/Pence regime.  A bookstore that connects people to a revolution to change everything.
RevBooks at the Schomburg Center for  Research in Black Culture

So donate. Get the word out, and get your friends to donate. 
$100 funds 1,000 palm cards.
$400 funds a table at the 2018 Brooklyn Book Festival in September.
$500 funds 500 posters.

$10,000 by Sept 23... 
to put Revolution Books, the political, intellectual & cultural center of a movement for an actual revolution, in front of people all across NYC.

Revolution Books is not-for-profit and all-volunteer. Your donation to support the work of the bookstore can be tax-deductible by making your contribution to the Revolution Books Educational Fund which sponsors the on- and off-site educational activities of Revolution Books. 

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