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category cork | anti-capitalism | news report author Thursday December 17, 2009 12:03author by Cork WSM - Workers Solidarity Movementauthor email solidaritybooks at gmail dot com Report this post to the editors

Radical books and organising for revolution finds a new home in Cork ...

A new, alternative meeting space and bookshop has just opened on Douglas Street, Cork. This is early days but we want to get the word out that his new initiative needs you and your support!

We have great things planned as this is a big space with a number of rooms. Here’s the idea so far:

Bookshop. Part of the area is given over to a bookshop - a very necessary venture given the dearth of alternative political and anti-establishment writing now available in the Cork area. In time we hope to expand the range of books available . We also hope to sell and distribute all the major left and alternative papers. (So if you are involved with one, bring it to us.)

Meeting Rooms. There has been a problem in Cork for some time for campaigns and for groups to find a suitable place to meet in. We hope the new space can fulfil some of this need and provide cheap and suitable place meeting. To organise anything like this just call in and see us to book a slot.

Film night and ‘other’ nights. We want to see more radical activity in Cork. One idea already about to reach fruition is an alternative film night. This will fulfil a dual function - providing fun, entertainment and education and also raise funds to pay for the renting of the space.

How To Find Us

Where we are: 43 Douglas Street, Cork. (Douglas St runs parallel to George's Quay which is on the South Channel of the River Lee. We’re close to the city centre.)
Opening Times: We are getting underway. For the moment we are open 12.30 to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday.
Our email: solidaritybooks@gmail.com

Here’s What’s Coming Soon - Watch Out

Web Site,with events notices
Formal launch will take place in January
Fundraiser

What You Can Do

Pass the word on and let people know about Solidarity Books
Call in and take a look. Vouchers in support of the venue are available and will make great presents for the season that is in it.
If you have ideas for events to hold at Solidarity Book, or if you have ides on ways to promote and build on the Solidarity Books idea then we’d love to hear from you. Call in or drop us an email.
Donate to the cause. We’re open to generous donation and help of any kind.

Organised by Cork WSM

Related Link: http://www.wsm.ie
author by Seomra Spraoipublication date Thu Dec 17, 2009 14:06author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hope the venture goes well, and we look forward to checking out the space!!

author by xpublication date Thu Dec 17, 2009 14:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Is the CAZ / Barracka books finished up? Or are this and the CAZ both operating?

author by another guy called bobpublication date Thu Dec 17, 2009 16:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors

great news, the more radical spaces da better, well done lads n lasses.

author by D_Dpublication date Thu Dec 17, 2009 17:00author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Good Birthday present to yourselves. Good for Cork.

author by Alan M.publication date Thu Dec 17, 2009 18:21author address author phone Report this post to the editors

CAZ closed down September 2008. There has been some efforts to reopen it as a social space but nothing concrete (as far as I know as of yet)

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author by John McGrathpublication date Thu Dec 17, 2009 20:19author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Well done a great project. Look forward to spending some money on your fine books.

author by Conorpublication date Fri Dec 18, 2009 01:48author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Well done, looking forward to visiting.

author by Seán MacLiamóir - An Spás Sosialta, Gaillimhpublication date Mon Dec 21, 2009 15:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Comhghairdeachas a chairde,
Tá magairlí agaibh!
Tá sé ag teacht le chéile, buíochas mór.

author by Martin Cassidypublication date Tue Dec 29, 2009 01:24author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Do you have any of the books of Marx Engles, Lenin or Mao Tse Tung? The Quay Co-Op used to have a great selection a few years ago.

author by Douglas Street Visitorpublication date Sat Mar 06, 2010 19:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I visited Solidarity Books last week. They have an excellent selection of left-wing publications and books (lotsa Chomksy,
Zinn and Richard Seymour ) -they even have a few of the old Cork Workers' Club booklets from the 70s. They
also have a general selection of second-hand books as well. Nice place-visit there if you get a chance.

author by Brain - Legalise Cannabis Corkpublication date Thu Mar 25, 2010 23:57author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I've been to a meeting here for the legalise cannabis cork group and just tonight also watched a screening of Michael Moore's new movie Captalism: A love story

Nice shop

author by Pat Fitzgerald - Cork Christian Workers Solidalitypublication date Thu Jul 29, 2010 00:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

We shall offer prayers to our patron, Padre Pio, for your success!

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