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What is Revolution Books?

At a moment when the planet and future of humanity are in peril...when so many are agonizing over where things are headed yet dreaming of something far better...Revolution Books is where you find the way out of the madness. Here the search for the truth meets the poetic spirit—with books, authors, films, and performance. Here you find the most radical revolution in the work and leadership of Bob Avakian who has developed the new communism aimed at the emancipation of humanity. A revolution to overthrow this system, and create a society and world in which human beings can truly flourish and the imagination can soar. Welcome to Revolution Books.

Events for Revolution Books stores in New York and Berkeley are listed here, including online events co-sponsored by both stores.

New York


Store open for browsing and shopping: Tues-Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun 2-7pm.
Or shop online here.
437 Malcolm X Blvd (at 132nd St) (2/3 train to 135th St)
New York, NY 10037
212-691-3345 |

Suggested donation for events at Revolution Books $5-10

*Most events at Revolution Books are presented by the Revolution Books Educational Fund,
a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.


Two Special Benefit Events of Dread Scott’s SLAVE REBELLION REENACTMENT
December 3, Friday, 7 pm at Revolution Books and Thursday, Dec. 9, 6 pm, at Cristin Tierney Gallery

In Rising to This Rare Time When Revolution to End All Oppression Becomes Possible...
Revolution Books is Raising $20,000 by January 5: Donate to the Holiday Campaign

Revolution Books, NYC:
Two Special Benefit Events of Dread Scott’s SLAVE REBELLION REENACTMENT

In November 2019, revolutionary artist Dread Scott brought together  hundreds of re-enactors in a powerful performance piece. In period costume, they retraced the path of the largest rebellion of enslaved people in U.S. history, the German Coast Uprising of 1811.

“It had a small but real chance of succeeding—what would that have meant for U.S. and world history? Imagine a successful rebellion, a revolution, of the enslaved and degraded of today—what would that mean for humanity and the planet?”
—Dread Scott

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Proof of vaccination required at both events.

See separate event listings below.
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An Evening with Artist Dread Scott in Conversation with Andy Zee
Friday, Dec. 3, 7 pm at Revolution Books

An Evening with Artist Dread Scott in Conversation with Andy Zee, spokesperson for Revolution Books, discussing slavery then and slavery in its modern forms; resistance and revolution; the need for radical culture today... and “revolutionary art propelling history forward.”

You don’t want to miss this provocative evening to support Revolution Books.

$75 includes gift book; $20 general admission; $10 students

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A Private Gallery Tour with Dread Scott at Cristin Tierney Gallery
Thursday, Dec. 9, 6 pm

Cristin Tierney Gallery
219 Bowery, 2nd Floor, Lower Manhattan
New York, NY 10002
United States

Dread Scott will conduct a private tour of the current exhibition of photographs and handmade flags from Slave Rebellion Reenactment at Cristin Tierney Gallery. An opportunity to talk with the artist.

(Proof of vaccination required.)

$150 (includes premium ticket to Dec 3 event with Dread Scott in Conversation with Andy Zee at Revolution Books - info here)

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Holiday Fundraising Party!
December 11, Saturday, 2 pm-10 pm

Holiday Fundraising Party! Music, food, children’s story hour, poetry, raffle, DJ party in the evening, and more. Part of the bookstore’s campaign to raise $20,000 by January 5.

Hold the date and tell your friends.
Proof of vaccination required.




2444 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

Support the store by ordering your books on our website.
Hours are Tuesday-Friday 12:30-7pm, Saturday & Sunday 1:00-6pm. Or call 510/848-1196.

Native American Boarding Schools and Their Enduring Legacy
December 10, Friday, 6 pm-8 pm - Watch the program in-person at the bookstore.

Dr. Sarah Whitt speaking by Zoom on “Native American Boarding Schools and Their Enduring Legacy.”

In this talk, Dr. Whitt (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) discusses the history, from 1879 to 1934, of Native American boarding schools and how they have been used as tools of settler colonialism in the United States. The U.S. pursued a campaign to “assimilate” Indian people by forced confinement and indoctrination, and today, Native people are one of the most policed and surveilled populations in the country. Centering the experiences of Indian people at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, the U.S.’s most notorious Indian boarding institution, Dr. Whitt’s talk examines a punitive history of racialized discipline—and the relevance of old settler violence for tribal nations today.

Dr. Whitt received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. She is currently an Assistant Professor at UC Irvine where she researches, writes, and teaches about Indigenous experiences in settler institutions.

A notorious Native American boarding school