Get Involved

We need your help.

The Internationalist only survives because of the hard work and passion of the community that uses and supports it. If you participate in the community around the store, feel attached to our history, or simply want to see alternative political and cultural spaces thrive in the South, consider becoming part of that network of support.

A good way to start is by volunteering for a weekly three-hour shift. You’ll get to meet other like-minded people, become better acquainted with the range of books and zines that we stock, work with projects and events hosted by the shop, and contribute to a vital project that has lasted for over thirty years.

Financial support is also a crucial piece of maintaining a social space and resource center. Become a Sustaining Member to support us financially with a flexible, recurring monthly donation. With internet sales pushing small booksellers out of business everywhere, we need more than just great inventory and committed volunteers to keep our doors open. Your support means that volunteers and community members will continue to have a vital home for their passion and energy.

Of course, we also welcome traditional one-time donations.

We also accept book donations, which we will put on our shelves, add to our lending library, or send to the Internationalist Prison Books Collective. Donations for prisoners must be paperback only.

If you are an author, artist, or performer, consider booking an event at I-books or place your work on consignment with us. Activists can schedule meetings, film screenings, and reading groups at our space. Come by the store or email us to find out how.

Internationalist Books is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, organized as a member and volunteer run collective. Donations are tax-deductible.