Spartacus Books

Spartacus Books

Creating a volunteer-run bookstore and resource centre

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I am Spartacus!

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  • 10% off all purchases

Zinester

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Get reading! Enjoy a hand-picked zine just for you :)
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Show off your love for Spartacus by wearing some of our propaganda out into the world.
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  • Screenprinted Spartacus t-shirt
  • Free zine
  • 10% off all purchases

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$375

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About Spartacus Books

Spartacus Books is a nonprofit, volunteer-run bookstore and resource centre offering tools for social change. We are a go-to resource for anti-capitalist, political books not found in big-box bookstores. We also provide a free venue for poetry readings, feminist discussion clubs, book and project presentations, squeezebox circle meetings, and more.

Our store was located from 1973 to 2014, on the edge of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. In 2014, we were forced from Hastings St. by gentrification and moved to our current location at Commercial Drive and 18th Avenue. Spaces like ours around the world struggle to remain open in the face of rising rents and gentrification. We are extremely lucky to have been able to serve the community here for over 47 years. This is the result of many people over decades who have fought to keep this space alive. And we will need more work and money to keep our store around in years to come!

Spartacus books is a collectively run infoshop on the stolen territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓ilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. We work toward an anti-colonial and anti-capitalist practice based on mutual aid, equity, rejection of hierarchy, and consensus within an anti-oppression framework. We are connected to struggles for liberation across time and space, which we look to for inspiration. Despite the odds being against us, we understand that the struggle is continuous, and we persevere.

You can read our full basis of unity (https://spartacusbooks.net/about/) and more about our history (https://spartacusbooks.net/history/).
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$375.44 of $500 per month
$500 a month will help supplement our income from sales and ensure we can maintain Spartacus' space for free events, computer use, and socializing.
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