Category Archives: Community Events

Open House & Party Saturday, September 26


Internationalist Books & Community Center is holding an Anniversary
Open House on Saturday, September 26th, to celebrate the store’s one year anniversary in its new location at 101 Lloyd St. Carrboro, after 33 years in neighboring Chapel Hill. The open house will feature live music, food, drinks, games, activities, and more, followed by a dance party.

“We’re excited to host this event, to thank Carrboro for welcoming us this past year. We’ve had a great time getting to know our new neighbors and establish ourselves in the community, and want to end our first year in town with a bang,” says James Wilson, and Internationalist volunteer and board member helping to organize the event.

Internationalist Books, affectionately known as “I-Books” by its members, all-volunteer
collective, and supporters, has served Carrboro/Chapel Hill, the Triangle, and beyond since 1981.

Providing radical and alternative literature, a space for meetings, book groups, movie
screenings, and other events, Internationalist has been a vital element of our community.

Anti-Patriarchy Reading & Discussion Group

Adding to our array of regular events and meetings, a new reading and discussion group begins this April at Internationalist Books.

On 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 8:00pm, the Anti-Patriarchy Reading Group and Anarchist Salon will meet to discuss different texts.

April’s reading is Quiet Rumors. Come by the shop or check out the calendar and Facebook for updates on future selections and meetings.


Queernival is coming on March 28th!

Support our collective members and friends of Internationalist who are part of this year’s awesome event!


Queernival is a Southern Celebration of Youth Liberation! On March 28, youth of all ages, adult allies and organizations will come together to one space to celebrate, educate, organize, throw pies, and get our dance on! Join us for:

Youth Drag Performances
Open Mic
Youth Musicians and Teen Bands
Booths by local Gay-Straight Alliances and Multicultural Clubs
Delicious Local Food
Queer Carnival Games
Intergenerational Queer Family Lovespace!!

Saturday, March 28th

12:00 – 5:00

304 E. Trinity Ave., Durham NC


3rd Annual Internationalist Cabaret & Pie Auction Feb. 27

Friday, February 27th
The Nightlight Bar & Club​
405 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill
$10-20 Donation at the door

Join us for an evening filled with puppetry, dance, music, stand up, skits, a local pie auction, and more! All proceeds of this volunteer-run benefit will go directly to Internationalist Books.flyer

The Cabaret has become a favorite yearly tradition, and is one of our most important annual fundraisers. Members of the volunteer collective, folks who do projects at the store, and friends from far and wide contribute acts to a variety show style event. We also auction donated pies throughout the evening.

The Cabaret is also when we announce and celebrate the Bob Sheldon Award, given each year in memory of the founder of Internationalist Books & Community Center.

We’re still looking for volunteers to perform acts, make pies, and assist with the event. Email us at ibooks(at) if you’re interested!