56a Infoshop provides no answers to the riddles of life under the stresses & strains of capitalism. We only offer questions. But we seek to ask these questions collectively to aid the making of a different life here & now. We do this because we know that this is entirely possible!
Centre - London
a radical social centre and bookshop since 1991
LIST of ACTIVE
' How weak and thin are our dreams and desires, how insubstantial the intrigues of politics and everyday life compared with the cold winds of Kars. It is because we failed to find happiness in poetry that we found ourselves hiding in the shadow of politics '
Orhan Pamuk, in 'Snow'
(What's new + Infoshop events) (help needed!!)
are you a STUDENT RESEARCHER? or JOURNALIST See below!!
56 CRAMPTON ST LONDON SE17 3AE UK
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR AUTUMN 2014 and beyond! Would be really great to expand right now and get some new folks in! Lots to do if you like a bit of painting, helping sell books, meetings folks from everywhere, filing the archive, making some sunday cafes etc. Get in touch. Best to visit and say Hi!!
Do you want to run a reading group here?
ZINE LIBRARY: The 56a Zine Library is undergoing an overhaul right now. We are doing a major resort of all the hundreds of zines we have. We hope eventually (it's a slow process!) to have it all re-jigged and maybe catalogued too. Anyway, it's gonna be more user-friendy! Come on down and use the resource. We got tons of great zines going back to 1980!
56a EMAIL LIST: • We have a very low volume email list so you
can receive our news, events and useful sundry other postings. We won't
flood your inbox with crap you've already got. To join, put your address
in the box above this News box.
56a EXHIBITION SPACE: We have a small exhibition space at 56a Infoshop. If you have any ideas for small exhibits..photos, propaganda, themed displays...get in touch. We have space for 3 frames at 90x60cm and 2 frames at 50x60cm plus a few little frames. Stuff can stay up 2 to 3 months.
BOOK EXCHANGE: Up and running. Bring a
book and leave it in the exchange. Look at what books we have and take
one away! Recent goodies - Vaneigem, Goldman, Primo Levi, etc
Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat during opening hours.
you a STUDENT researching SQUATTING?
(1) SORRY! We
just don't have time to help everyone! We have a huge archive that
you can come and look through and we can help you find info and material
and chat about your ideas etc. Some times someone here will give an
interview but you'll have to ask. It depends on how we feel about
the project and the person. If you want to interview someone involved
in squatting, you can place a message on our noticeboard looking for
people to interview but we won't put you in touch with squatters
BUT we certainly aren't against talking to people who want to do something investigative and interesting as a college project. The people we have helped have usually come to the space and got to know the place a little bit first and in some way are just getting into radical ideas or are already involved in some way in radical change. In that way we got to know each other a little bit and it was a much more satisfying relationship for all. So, don't let the above put you off - it may sound a little harsh - but we are open 4 times a week and we don't bite (much!)
or MAINSTREAM JOURNALIST?
not squatting anymore but you still can!!
|OUR BASIC POSITION ON CLIMATE CHANGE: "When you consider that climate change is caused by the over-consumption of fossil fuels by the rich, often extracted at the expense of the poor; that the first people to feel the effects of climate change are the poor because only the rich can pay for expensive adaptation measures; that the process which is designed to prevent climate change is dominated by the rich, who come up with solutions that displace the poor but make money for the rich; then you stop seeing climate change as a problem of atmosphere and gases and start seeing it as a problem of class war."|
Updated Sept 4th 2014 - 12.45pm - by Ex-Dole Scum of the 'wanky punk Infoshop' (description courtesy of Libcom forum) now hiding out in Global South tropiques...but now back again, no?!