We carry A New World In Our Hearts! Part of making that world a reality is sharing our vision for what that world could look like. Besides offering tangible examples like Free Stores or Really Really Free Markets we also distribute and share books and pamphlets that we believe offer relevant ideas, important people’s history and practical how to knowledge.
In 2005 we opened the doors of the first In Our Hearts Infoshop next to the Brooklyn Free Store on Grand Street in Brooklyn. The space included a lending library and zines that were available for free or by donation. Although the space was closed by years end we were undeterred and continue to table at events. In 2007 we helped to found the 123 Community Space with two other like minded groups. The space housed our lending library and dozens of free or by donation zines until it closed in the Fall of 2009.
In 2010 with the founding of the New Brooklyn Free Store, we again had a home for free radical zines. That space is closed for now but until it reopens we are regularly tabling at events and spaces like Liberty Plaza (Occupy Wall Street.) At Occupy Wall Street we tabled or had our pamphlets available for free on nearly a daily basis from the first week of the occupation in late August until the night the camp was raided in mid-November. During that period of time we distributed more than 40,000 pamphlets to thousands of interested people.
“Anarchists know that a long period of education must precede any great fundamental change in society” – Lucy Parsons