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Revolution Books Online Bookstore Launches

To all our friends:
As we confront the coronavirus pandemic along with the rest of the world — a global health crisis that prevents us from meeting in person — this online store will help us re-open RB when it's safe, and keep us all connected in our quest to understand and change the world.

Visit the New Revolution Books Store Online HERE.
Find our curated selection of over 6000 books.

Buy a book here today and tell your friends to buy their books here. Share what you love about Revolution Books on social media and ask your friends to support Revolution Books today, with the hashtag #SupportRevolutionBooks. And tag us at @revbooksnyc.

Below is a taste of what's available at our store :

First, find the works of the most important political thinker and leader in the world today — Bob Avakian, the architect of a whole new framework for human emancipation, the new communism:

Authored by Bob Avakian.
(in English & Spanish)

Surely NOW you would want to see if there really is a far better alternative to this system. After overthrowing the system… this Constitution lays out how on Day 1 and going forward, people could build a society and world free of all exploitation and oppression.

On the Importance of Science and the Application of Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism and the Leadership of Bob Avakian, an interview with Ardea Skybreak.
She makes the case for what BA and the new synthesis concentrates, and what it means for an advanced intellectual to do their work in the framework of the new synthesis: the tremendous vistas of discovery that can be opened up, in the service of humanity getting free.

The New Communism

The New Communism: The science, the strategy, the leadership for an actual revolution, and a radically new society on the road to real emancipation by Bob Avakian (in English & Spanish).
For anyone who cares about the state of the world and the condition of humanity and agonizes over whether fundamental change is really possible, this landmark work provides a sweeping and comprehensive orientation, foundation, and guide to making the most radical of revolutions.

A few recommendations from our curated selection of over 6000 books — novels and poetry, history and science, revolutionary theory, biography and memoir, art and music, children and young adult selections.

Felon Poems by Reginald Dwayne Betts
Betts became a poet in prison, after reading an anthology in solitary confinement.
"Betts' poems about fatherhood [are] some of the most powerful I've read... The black bars of redacted text, which usually suggest narrative withheld, here reveal its true contours...”
— The New Yorker

The Night Watchman is a novel based on the life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich's grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C.

Sinan Antoon's new novel The Book of Collateral Damage follows an Iraqi scholar studying in the U.S. who returns to Iraq in 2003 and witnesses the devastation of the U.S. invasion. He meets an eccentric bookseller who is trying to catalog everything destroyed by the war: buildings, books, flora and fauna, human beings and memory itself. For Sinan's talk at RB go here.

How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States.
America's colonies, territories and occupations, Immerwahr recounts forgotten and suppressed episodes: water-boarding in the Philippines; how U.S. doctors conducted grisly experiments on the people of Puerto Rico; how the U.S. established 800 overseas bases... and more.

Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation, and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico
“The hurricanes, the debt, the depopulation. Ed Morales has written an urgent, fascinating, and impassioned portrait of Puerto Rico, the world's oldest colony.”―Daniel Immerwahr

The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History.
At the height of WWI, history’s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, then exploded, killing 100 million people worldwide. He makes the case that the strongest weapon against pandemic is science, and fighting for the truth.

Acclaimed poet jessica Care moore's new collection, We Want Our Bodies Back. "...A lyric encyclopedia, a psalm book, a conflagration of fire and fierce black joy..." — Tracy K. Smith, U.S. Poet Laureate
Jessica will perform at RB's first online author event, Wed, April 15.

The clothing industry employs 1 in 6 people on the planet, and has long exploited labor and the environment. In the last 30 years, its abuses have multiplied exponentially.
Author Dana Thomas (style writer at the New York Times) will do an online author reading with RB on April 19.

After surviving gang-rape at 17 in Mumbai, India, Sohaila Abdulali wrote a fiery piece for a women’s magazine. Brilliant, frank, empowering, and urgently necessary... a powerful tool for examining rape culture..." — Jill Soloway, creator of Transparent.
Abdulali will do an online author reading with RB. April date TBA.

Maybe you've read the controversy, now read the novel and see if it isn't a stunning window into what it means when life becomes so dangerous at home that a 'better option' is to leap onto a moving freight train headed to a country where sharpshooters hunt you down at the border. “Riveting, timely, a dazzling accomplishment.”
— Julia Alvarez

A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017
A landmark history of one hundred years of war waged against the Palestinians from Rashid Khalidi, the foremost U.S. historian of the Middle East, told through pivotal events and family history.

This book, created by artist Roy DeCarava and writer Langston Hughes, was first published in 1955. It honors in words and photographs what the authors saw, knew and felt deeply about life in Harlem. Unique in the canon of visual literature, this new edition has recently been published.

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming
by David Wallace-Wells
"It's worse, much worse, than you think." A travelogue of our planet in peril that calls out widespread complacency, even among the self-described "woke." The responsibility to act and avoid catastrophe falls on a single generation.

Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life by Jonathan Gould
The definitive account of the life and music of the beloved singer. Captures the turbulent times and his groundbreaking music.  Watch the video of Jonathan Gould's evening at Revolution Books.

In August 2018 a 15-year-old Swedish girl decided not to go to school one day in order to protest the climate crisis. Her actions sparked a global movement, inspiring millions of students to go on strike for our planet. In this small book, Greta Thunberg tells her story.
"No fear to defend the planet." 
— an Amazon reader

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