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Second Annual Sliding Scale Sidewalk Sale!

Internationalist Books and Community Center is having another fall sidewalk sale with hundreds of books from our used and overstock inventory. This year it doubles as a fundraiser for our move to a new location!

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The Sliding Scale Sidewalk Sale is your opportunity to get cool books and choose how much you want to pay to support the work of the Internationalist Books and Community Center, a 30 year old non-profit volunteer collective bookstore and community center. This fall we’ll be moving to a new location in Carrboro, so this will also be a great chance to come hang out at the shop in our last days at our Franklin St location and support the move.

You pick out the books and decide how much you want to pay for what you find! $1 minimum per book.

September 1 – 7th during store hours (M – Sat 12 – 9, Sun 12 – 6)

Internationalist Books and Community Center
405 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Internationalist Books and Community Center is Moving!

Internationalist Books is moving and we need your help!

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Internationalist Books and Community Center has been an invaluable part of our community since 1981. We are moving from our current location on Franklin St to Carrboro. Our new space will give us a better ability to host programs, projects and events, and make us better able to keep Internationalist strong and growing into the future. This move is a huge undertaking, and a huge leap of faith. We need our community’s support to make this move successful. Please donate whatever you can to pay for the costs of renovations, new bookshelves and furniture, and to help us weather the financial impact of a big move and establish ourselves firmly in our new home. We also want to invite our community to help with workdays in the new space, help us spread the word, and help us with a vision for our new space and the amazing ways our work can grow through this move.

This opportunity has presented itself in a way where we had to seize the moment quickly, so we’ll be announcing big fundraising events in the near future. In the meantime, there are lots of ways to donate and help us spread the word!

Internationalist Books is Moving! Fundraising Page on EverRibbon

You can make donations through our PayPal

This would be an excellent time to join us as a Sustaining Member!

If you’d like to help us in other ways, like donating materials, helping with workdays, or hosting a fundraiser, please be in touch! You can email us at ibooks@internationalistbooks.org.

Our overjoyed manager in front of our future home, 101 Lloyd St in Carrboro!

Chernoh Bah, author of Neocolonialism in West Africa, June 20th

Friday, June 20 at 7pm
Internationalist Books and Community Center

Neocolonialism in West Africa
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Chernoh Bah examines modern forms of capitalist colonialism in West Africa from the perspective of an African revolutionary leader and political activist and shows how capitalist corporations and Western nations control the economy and resources of West Africa, rig elections, and promote wars and military coups. He also explores how North American and European capitalist corporations prop up anti-democratic regimes that support Western economic interests in West Africa and how outsiders continue to scramble to control the continent’s natural resources.

You can read excerpts from the book at www.chernohbah.com

Reading Group June 16: Local Struggles against Gentrification

Reading Group: Local Struggles against Gentrification
Monday, June 16, 7 pm, at Internationalist Books

We will be discussing the article “How Do We Fight Gentrification?” detailing the struggle against the Greenbridge development that took place in Chapel Hill’s Northside Neighborhood between 2007 and 2011. From this specific case study, we will pan back to more the more general questions implied by the article’s title.

Everyone is invited. Come by Internationalist Books to pick up a copy of Rolling Thunder #11, in which this article appears.
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Presentation by Author of A Guide to the Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Monday, June 9th
7:00pm
Discussion with Heather Houskeeper, author of A Guide to the Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Mountains-to-Sea TrailDSCF0835-marsh blue violet

We have the book in stock now! Come check it out, and join us for this informative conversation!

The book is a backpacker’s practical guide to identifying and harvesting edible and medicinal plants found along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, complete with recipes to transform them into delicious backcountry meals and snacks.

For more info: http://www.thebotanicalhiker.blogspot.com/

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