BOXCAR BOOKS

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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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It’s the first of the month, which means new sections of the month for the Friends of Boxcar Program! You get 20% off any of the above listed sections, and 10% off of all other books or merchandise.

Our 2014 Summer Friend Drive is almost half way over, and we’ve lost some steam from our fiery beginning!  You can become a FOB for just $10, and it’s good for life.  When you become a Friend of Boxcar, not only are you receiving benefits but you are also donating to help support our local, volunteer run bookstore and social justice space. Tell your friends, and ask the volunteer on duty how you can sign up!  You also get a free sticker or patch as a complimentary gift! 

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#bloomington  #social justice  #friend of boxcar  #indiana  #local  #volunteer  #boxcar books  #summer  #friend drive 
LAWAAI, an anarchist journal from the Netherlands, now in stock!

LAWAAI, an anarchist journal from the Netherlands, now in stock!

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#lawaai  #anarchism  #netherlands 
Today! Til 9pm!

Today! Til 9pm!

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New display featuring the works of visiting faculty leading workshops at this year’s IU Writers’ Conference!  Stop by Boxcar to preview the work of Stephen Motika, Jamie Attenberg, Christine Sneed, Sally Ball, T.M. McNally, Jim Elledge, Adrian Matejka (local writer, IU Faculty), and Stacey Lynn Brown (local writer, IU Faculty) then attend IUWC’s FREE author readings June 1-5 at the Bloomington Playwright’s Project to hear folks read from their books.  Boxcar Books will table with books every night of the week.  We even have The Habit of Art: Best Stories From the Indiana University Fiction Workshop edited by local writer Tony Ardizzone and featuring a piece by IUWC organizer Prof. Bob Bledsoe among many other local authors!

— 1 month ago with 3 notes

#IU Writers' Conference  #IUWC  #Stephen Motika  #jamie attenberg  #christine sneed  #sally ball  #t.m. mcnally  #Jim Elledge  #adrian matejka  #stacey lynn brown  #tony ardizzone  #bob bledsoe  #bloomington playwright's project  #boxcar books  #bloomington  #indiana 

Queer Scout badges are finally back in stock!  Recruit for the troop.

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New comix, graphic novels, and comic zines in from Uncivilized Books!  Featuring new work by Tom Kaczynski, Gabrielle Bell, and Sophie Yanow among others.  Remember Marc Singer’s documentary Dark Days about homeless folks occupying abandoned railway tunnels in NYC and resisting repression from the city & Amtrak?  Check out Alex Holden’s beautiful new comic zine "West Side Improvements" about the days of the Freedom Tunnel occupation.

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#queer scout badges  #uncivilized books  #tom kacqynski  #gabrielle bell  #sophie yanow  #alex holden  #dark days  #west side improvements  #new comics  #graphic novels  #zine comix  #boxcar books  #bloomington  #indiana 

Boxcar Books will be tabling the IU Writers’ Conference June 1st-June 5th.  This year’s conference presents the work of Stephen Motika, Jamie Attenberg, Christine Sneed, Sally Ball, T.M. McNally, Jim Elledge, Adrian Matejka (local writer, IU Faculty), and Stacey Lynn Brown (local writer, IU Faculty). Each evening at 8pm two IUWC visiting faculty will present a reading at Bloomington Playwrights Project (107 W. 9th St.).  Authors will be available for discussion and book signing.

The conference is still accepting registrants!

For up to date information, keep an eye on the IUWC Facebook page.

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#stephen motika  #jamie attenberg  #Christine Sneed  #sally ball  #t.m. mcnally  #Jim Elledge  #adrian matejka  #stacey lynn brown  #iu writers' conference  #iuwc  #local authors  #bloomington playwrights project  #boxcar books  #bloomington  #indiana