We could not do this work without support from these incredible organizations!
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Our amazing bookstore partners
Bucket O' Blood Books
Bucket O' Books & Records has been open since 2010 and specializes in new and used genre fiction, with a particular emphasis on horror, science fiction, and fantasy. In addition, they carry new and used vinyl records, graphic novels, and DVDs/Blu-rays. They are one of our local bookstore partners.
A radical, independent, non-profit book publisher that published books that contribute to the struggles for social and economic justice.
Open Books works directly with tens of thousands of students through community events, book grant programs, and literacy partnerships. Open Books is one of Liberation Library's local bookstore partners.
Pilsen Community Books
Pilsen Community Books is a worker-owned and operated radical bookstore in the heart of Chicago's beloved Pilsen neighborhood. PCB specializes in literary fiction, used and antiquarian books, and books on social justice, but has a large selection of books in a variety of topics. They host radical programming and literary events year round. Pilsen Community Books is one of Liberation Library's local bookstore partners.
Semicolon Bookstore and Gallery is committed to nurturing the connection between literature, art, and the pursuit of knowledge; while also using the power of words to better our community.
Semicolon books is one of Liberation Library's local bookstore partners.
Seminary Co-Op Bookstores
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Inc. comprises two independent bookstores, The Seminary Co-op Bookstore and 57th St. Books. Founded in 1961 and 1983 respectively, the stores are located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood and cater to the literary interests of the greater South Side community. Both stores are unique and valued places of discovery, cultural institutions where browsing and conversation are nurtured. In 2019, the Seminary Co-op Bookstores, Inc. became the country’s first not-for-profit bookstores whose mission is bookselling.
Women & Children First Bookstore
Women & Children First believes in the transformative power of literature. As intersectional trans-inclusive feminists, they believe books are tools for liberation. Since 1979, they have celebrated and amplified underrepresented voices. Women & Children First is one of Liberation Library's local bookstore partners.
Our partners in logistics
We are forever indebted to Project Nia, our mother organization, for helping to get Lib Lib off the ground. Check out Project Nia for all things related to eradicating youth incarceration.
Chicago Freedom School
Our fiscal sponsor and an organization that works to support a new generation of critical thinking young people
In These Times
Our super awesome landlord and a super awesome magazine about democracy, economic justice, movements and creating a more humane world.
For the People Artists Collective
Thank you for the awesome artwork showcased on our website.
Our partners in liberation
Free Write Arts & Literacy engages incarcerated and court-involved youth in the performing, visual, and literary arts so that they become the narrators of their own stories and the authors of their futures
John Howard Association
JHA independently monitors correctional facilities, policies and practices, and advances reforms needed to achieve a fair, humane and effective criminal justice system in Illinois.
IGrow has hosted Lib Lib for collaborative packing days at their Peace House in Englewood where we pack books for our readers across Illinois as well as friends of the IGrow community.
Cabrini Green Legal Aid
CGLA's vision is to proactively fill the void of legal representation, wraparound services and advocacy for people affected by the criminal justice system.
Chicago Books to Women in Prison
A group that distributes paperback books to people incarcerated in women's prisons nationwide.
Black and Pink
A family of LGBTQ prisoners and "free world" allies who support each other.
Learn about other organizations that provide resources to folks in prison by checking out the National Prisoner Resource List