Revolution #436, April 25, 2016


Hook up with the revolution

Coming Events at Revolution Books

Check the stores' websites for details and more events.

New York
Los Angeles

New York

Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Andy Zee at grand opening in Harlem

437 Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox Ave.

May 1, Sunday, 5:30-8:30 pm
Celebrate May 1! Potluck dinner; bring an international dish and/or make a $10 donation. RSVP, 917-741-6716.

May 5, Thursday, 7 pm
Release party for D. Watkins’ new book, The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir. D. Watkins lived the horrors first-hand inside the Baltimore drug trade, got out, and tells the tale.


1103 N. Ashland Avenue
Hours: Wed-Fri: 2 pm to 7 pm; Sat: noon to 7 pm; Sun: 1pm to 5 pm

April 27, Wednesday, 7-9 pm
David Archer, University of Chicago climatologist and author of The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth’s Climate, will discuss the dangerous rise of sea levels that recent studies predict will occur within 50 to 100 years.

April 30, Saturday, noon-1 pm
Book club will discuss Fire on the Mountain, by Terry Bisson. What might life be like today if John Brown’s 1859 raid on Harper’s Ferry, aimed at ending slavery, had been successful?

Los Angeles

Mailing address: P.O. Box 29141, Los Angeles, CA 90029
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The Los Angeles bookstore is now open at a temporary location while we continue the search for a new permanent space: Multicultural Artists United (MCAU) Gallery, 220 Glendale Blvd. (between Temple & Beverly). Contact the store at 323-463-3500, or P.O. Box 29141, Los Angeles, CA 90029, or to make donations, raise big funds, find out about book tables and programs, and to contribute in many ways to the campaign to relocate and revitalize the store as soon as possible.


2444 Durant Avenue
New Hours: 11 am–7 pm Mon–Sat, 1 pm–6 pm Sun

April 27, Wednesday, 7 pm
NoViolet Bulawayo discusses her 2013 debut novel, We Need New Names. Channeling the rhythm and vibrancy of the storytellers who raised her in Zimbabwe, Bulawayo tells a potent story of displacement and arrival.


2615 South King Street, Suite 211
Hours: 12 noon–6 pm every day

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm
Revolution newspaper reading circle.


1158 Mass Ave., 2nd Floor, Cambridge
Hours: Thursday & Friday 4-6 pm; Saturday 12-6 pm

Saturdays, 2-4 pm
Series of discussions of Bob Avakian’s major new work, The Science, The Strategy, The Leadership for An Actual Revolution, And A Radically New Society on the Road to Real Emancipation.


89 S. Washington St. (off 1st Ave. in Pioneer Square)
Hours: 11 am—6 pm Wednesday & Friday, 11 am—9 pm Thursday,
11 am—5 pm Saturday, and noon—4 pm Sunday

Fridays, 4 pm
Get involved in the fight for abortion rights and connect with, the initiative to End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women.

Saturdays, 1 pm
Reading and discussion of excerpts from Bob Avakian’s new work, The Science, The Strategy, The Leadership for An Actual Revolution, And A Radically New Society on the Road to Real Emancipation.

Sundays, 1 pm
Come dig into “The Cold but Liberating Truth About the Police, the Struggle for Justice, and Revolution,” and “A Statement from the Revolutionary Communist Party: On the Strategy for Revolution.”


2804 Mayfield Rd. (at Coventry)
Cleveland Heights 216-932-2543
New Hours: Noon—6 pm, Wednesday—Saturday

April 28, Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm
Discussion of new quote from Bob Avakian, “So long as human society is divided into different classes of people, there is, and there can be, no such thing as a “free election...”


4152 Woodward Avenue (and Willis)
lower level, enter from back of building (Look for Zef's Cafe on street level)
Open every Friday 4-8 pm


P.O. Box 5360
Atlanta, GA 31107

May 1, Sunday, time and place TBA
Join us for a cookout with an internationalist spirit and menu to celebrate revolutionary May Day. Contact us at or 770-861-3339 for more information and to get involved.


Revolution Distributors
P.O. Box 230112, Houston, TX 77223

May 1, Sunday, 3:30 pm
May 1 celebration at the Library Coffee and Wine House, 2612 Scott St.

Check the stores' websites for details, information, and more events.
Unless otherwise noted, the events listed on this page are in English, but in many cases Spanish translation is available. Please call the bookstore in advance to request Spanish translation.

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