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About meThe People’s Library is the collective, public, open library of the Occupy Wall Street leaderless resistance movement.

About my libraryLocated in the northeast corner of Liberty Plaza, the library provides free, open and unrestricted access to our collection of books, magazines, newspapers, ‘zines, pamphlets and other materials that have been donated, collected, gathered and discovered during the occupation.

GroupsOccupy Wall Street Libraries


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Real nameThe People's Library

LocationLiberty Plaza, New York, NY

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Member sinceOct 9, 2011

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Thanks for checking in with us! We still have the indoor space that houses the library, and I actually have a backup in case we have to move. Most of my work now involves shipping books to political prisoners, most notably the NATO 5, but we also just started an Occupy Freedom School which is giving our books a new chance to circulate.

Occupy Chicago People's Librarian
Some news coverage of the ows librarians. Worth a read.
A Walker in the City, by Alfred Kazin, I picked up at Zucotti Park was pretty good. I've got more than a few I could contribute to the cause. And where would that be now?
Sent a bunch of books your way a couple days ago--via media mail. And there are more where they come from.
Have sent in my poem 'Little Beggars' via email ( video here: ). And I will be sending my book 'Whispers From Within' to you as well.

Yours sincerely, in solidarity

John Harrison.
and here it is:
Ron Hogan
@RonHogan Ron Hogan
Good news from the @OWSLibrary crew: "The People's Library is open. #OWSLibrary is mobile, and on the streets!" #N17 #OWS
Long live the OWS Library. I'm looking forward to seeing the first sprout of its regeneration.
It is tragic to think of all these books consigned to the dumpster. Please keep this account up as a reminder that once upon a time there was a library at OWS, and as a testimony to the value the Occupiers placed on the knowledge found in a book.

Solidarity to Occupiers everywhere.

I mourned the library today. Long live the OWS Library. Long live the occupation. !Viva la revolution!
Hoping you managed to save most of your books? The story at the poetry foundation is chilling and upsetting! In solidarity from Portland, OR
Is the OWS LIbrary truly gone! Horrified to hear it was tossed in the dumpster!!

I noticed that you didn't have a venue in LT Local so I created one.
You can find it here.

Feel free to edit any of the info and to "claim" the venue. Click on the "do you work here?" link to find out how.
Keep it up. You have my unmitigated respect and admiration.
Keep up the good work! Any archivists involved?
Power to the people! Please know how grateful those of us who can't sleep out nights are to those of you who are. You're really accomplishing something exciting & profound.
Occupy Maine's catalog is online here! I cataloged it with @librarythingtim and @jbd1
How wonderful to find you here. OccupySacramento came up a few books ago too. Three cheers for the 99%!

Politics of Nonviolent Action, Part Two: The Methods of Nonviolent Action by Gene Sharp

Power and Struggle (Politics of Nonviolent Action, Part 1) by Gene Sharp
There is another version of this work in Your books; 92 other members; Tags: Non-violent direct action

Dynamics of Nonviolent Action (Politics of Nonviolent Action, Part 3) by Gene Sharp
Tags: Non-violent direct action

The politics of nonviolent action (Extending horizons books) by Gene Sharp
By the way if you want some donations I could send a few.
Holy smokes. We share 70 though some seem to be doubles. Anyway best of luck.
Wonderful! Gonna catalog the Occupy Maine library tomorrow on LT!
Umberto Eco's novel, The Prague Cemetery, describes how it all happened before in Europe. How do you think it ended? Release date November 8, 2011.
I just had to drop in and leave a note of support for the movement. Thanks to everyone who has given up their time to take part!

The People's Libray is an awesome idea, too!
What a good library!
Would love to see you start a group on here with the topic what are you reading while you Occupy Wall Street.
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