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Non-profit, volunteer-powered and collectively run bookstore and community space that opened in February of 2002. Boxcar exists to promote reading, self-education, social equality, and social welfare through increased accessibility to literature and workshops- and the promotion of a community to support these projects. We are also home to the Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project, a non-profit group that sends free books to incarcerated folks throughout the United States to promote self-education and and aid in the rehabilitation process.

Located at 408 E. 6th St., Bloomington, IN 47408

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Restocks & new titles just delivered from Little Black Cart!

Restocks & new titles just delivered from Little Black Cart!

— 5 days ago

#little black cart  #lbc  #tiqqun  #bob black  #occupy oakland  #zerzan  #negative wallow  #boxcar books  #bloomington  #indiana 
New zines in stock!

Blackwax Boulevard by Dmitri Jackson

Blackwax Boulevard is a slice-of-life look at an eclectic group of record store clerks and the strange customers they must endure, while trying to keep their struggling store open for business.  See nerds, punks, metalheads, teenyboppers, bohos, hobos and every music lover in between explore life, pop culture and the eternally dusty record bin.

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From The Rejectionist:

Guillotine #5: Censorship & Homophobia by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

“It is speech and visibility that legitimate us. It is speech and visibility that give us any political power that we have”: A richly personal and incisive, previously unpublished 1990 essay from one of the most important critical theorists of the twentieth century on free speech, homophobia, and violence. As relevant now as it was the year it was written.

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Guillotine #6: For Love or Money by Sarah Jaffe & Melissa Gira Grant

"The myth of the greedy poor person is a distraction from the real greed, the systemic greed that’s embedded in policy. This is our right to live lives that are enjoyable, not just to pursue happiness or whatever the damn cliché is": A conversation between the inimitable and formidable Sarah Jaffe and Melissa Gira Grant on sex, love, power, work, and how feelings have no part in the revolution.

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#dmitri jackson  #blackwax boulevard  #the rejectionist  #guillotine zine  #eve kosofsky sedgwick  #comic zines  #political zines  #boxcar books  #bloomington  #indiana 
Passing on word:  TONIGHT at 6pm at Grant St. Music Coop there will be an open meeting to discuss community desires for use of the space.  Please attend and share your ideas and hopes toward the use of the Coop as a social space open and useful to all.  

Passing on word:  TONIGHT at 6pm at Grant St. Music Coop there will be an open meeting to discuss community desires for use of the space.  Please attend and share your ideas and hopes toward the use of the Coop as a social space open and useful to all.  

— 1 week ago

#grant st. music coop  #social space  #space visioning  #open meeting 
New issues of Bone Bouquet! Come and get ‘em! 

New issues of Bone Bouquet! Come and get ‘em! 

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Novelist WILLY VLAUTIN will be reading for us on April 19th!

Novelist WILLY VLAUTIN will be reading for us on April 19th!

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#willy vlautin  #novelist  #fiction  #bloomington  #indiana  #boxcar books 

New zine anthologies in stock from Mend My Dress Press, a small grrrrl publisher & distro run by Neely & Colleen in Tacoma, WA.

  • Shotgun Seamstress Zine Collection: A Zine By and For Black Punks by Osa Atoe.  Includes an introduction by Golnar Nikpour.
  • Mend My Dress: Collected Zines 2005-2007 by Neely Bat Chestnut
  • Telegram: A Collection of 27 Issues by Maranda Elizabeth
  • An Isle Content Anthology by Alexis Wolf

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#mend my dress  #mend my dress press  #shotgun seamstress  #osa atoe  #golnar nikpour  #neely bat chestnut  #telegram zine  #maranda elizabeth  #isle content  #alexis wolf  #zine anthologies  #boxcar books  #bloomington  #indiana 
There are now hunger and work strikes at two major immigrant detention facilities run by ICE and the for-profit  GEO group.  The strike began at the Tacoma ICE facility and has spread to the Joe Corley  ICE prison in Houston.  Organizers in Houston have requested an emergency call-in today.  The details can be found in the attached JPG, but the phone number is 936 521 4000.  Please call in and demand that the facility suspend retaliation against the hunger strikers.  Please forward this widely too.

Houston information: http://houstonabc.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/solidarity-with-houston-hunger-strikers/

There are now hunger and work strikes at two major immigrant detention facilities run by ICE and the for-profit GEO group. The strike began at the Tacoma ICE facility and has spread to the Joe Corley ICE prison in Houston. Organizers in Houston have requested an emergency call-in today. The details can be found in the attached JPG, but the phone number is 936 521 4000. Please call in and demand that the facility suspend retaliation against the hunger strikers. Please forward this widely too.

Houston information: http://houstonabc.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/solidarity-with-houston-hunger-strikers/

— 1 week ago

#prisoner solidarity  #hunger strike  #labor strike  #corley black out  #immigrant solidarity 

NOW IN STOCK:

Miyuki Baker's Queer Scribe Productions zine series chronicling her discussions with queer artists and activists as she traveled around the world on a 14 month journey to Ecuador, Argentina, Australia, Singapore, Germany, South Korea, India, and The Netherlands.  

From Miyuki’s website:

Miyuki is a resident of the place where circles overlap. As a queer, multi-racial/lingual female mixed-media artist, she is happiest when working with people who embrace intersectionality. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 2012, where she was involved in queer Asian activism and making art, she received the Watson Fellowship to travel the world in search of queer artists and activists and made 8 zines highlighting what she learned under her publishing house Queer Scribe Productions.

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#Queer Scribe  #Queer Scribe Productions  #Miyuki Baker  #Queer  #Race  #Multilingual  #Zines  #Boxcar Books  #Bloomington  #Indiana 
New to the collection from Monster House Press!TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES by RACHEL LEE
BOOK DESCRIPTION
Truth or Consequences follows author Rachel Lee through a poetic and critical process of healing, empowerment, & magic—from the desert of Truth or Consequences, NM to the Midwestern metropolis of Columbus, OH—employing diverse and illuminating avenues of outlet: poetry, interview (w/ clinical herbalist Caty Crabb), illustration and photography, and rumination via personal essay (on shame, bodies, & growing up with an eating disorder.) All these collisions amplify and relinquish “society’s matrix of intersecting oppressions” and reveal the rebirth of a spirit transformed.
FROM THE INTRODUCTION
This is a zine about healing. The sort not understood through words, but in the whispering of songs remembered in dreams. Within these pages I split open my body, revealing ancestral cartographies of struggle, pain, resistance.

New to the collection from Monster House Press!

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES by RACHEL LEE

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Truth or Consequences follows author Rachel Lee through a poetic and critical process of healing, empowerment, & magic—from the desert of Truth or Consequences, NM to the Midwestern metropolis of Columbus, OH—employing diverse and illuminating avenues of outlet: poetry, interview (w/ clinical herbalist Caty Crabb), illustration and photography, and rumination via personal essay (on shame, bodies, & growing up with an eating disorder.) All these collisions amplify and relinquish “society’s matrix of intersecting oppressions” and reveal the rebirth of a spirit transformed.

FROM THE INTRODUCTION

This is a zine about healing. The sort not understood through words, but in the whispering of songs remembered in dreams. Within these pages I split open my body, revealing ancestral cartographies of struggle, pain, resistance.

— 2 weeks ago with 10 notes

#truth or consequences  #healing  #rachel lee  #zines