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Today! Wednesday! “Shop For Prison Abolition”

rumorsToday (12/4) between 3pm and 7pm Rumors Boutique located at 106 c North Graham St in Chapel Hill will be donating 20% of their proceeds to the Prison Books Collective.  It’s called “Shop for a Cause” and they do it for a different group every Wednesday in December. So if you’re in the mood for some hip, pre-loved clothes, Wednesday is a great day to get them and support the work of the Prison Books Collective.

Another Huge Book Donation From World Book Night!

wbn2013We are thrilled to announce that for the second year in a row World Book Night has donated hundreds of copies of some of our favorite books.  The books come from their 2013 selection, which include The Handmaid’s TaleFahrenheit 451, The Alchemist, Good Omens, and many more. We are so excited to send these out far and wide, and wanted to share the excitement with all of y’all. So, join your nerdy comrades at the Prison Books Collective on Sundays to help us stay on top of our backlog.

We at the Prison Books Collective are delighted to put these books into the hands of prisoners. We will continue to put great works of fiction into the hands of prisoners, as well as provide quality resources to help enable prisoners to self-educate, self-organize, and challenge the roots of their conditions. If you’re able, please consider helping us by becoming a monthly sustainer of our work or making a one-time donation. Your generosity not only feeds our work, it is a part of it. Pooling resources is resistance in action.

Fall 2013 ‘Zine Catalog Now Available

2009 anti-mini-logoHey y’all, our newly updated zine catalog is finally finished, and can be viewed here or on our resources page. It includes a number of new titles, as well as some older ones that continue to remain relevant.

We’ll be trying periodically to post these new texts on our resource page, so that the pdf’s are available to other folks supporting prisoners’ organizing and political education. If there’s a specific title you wish to have a copy of, feel free to email us at prisonbooks@gmail.com

Prison Books Condemns Police Advisory Committee as “Farce”

The following is a statement by the Prison Books Collective sent out to local media as a press release, in regards to a meeting of the Police Advisory Committee reviewing the Yates Building eviction.

CHAPEL HILL, NC: The Internationalist Prison Books Collective condemns the attempts of the Town of Chapel Hill to justify state repression through the farce of a “Community Policing Advisory Committee.” (more…)

Fall 2011 ‘Zine Catalog Now Available

Hey y’all, our newly updated zine catalog is finally finished, and can be viewed on our resources page. It includes a number of new titles, including many texts available for the first time after being compiled and laid out by collective members. New pieces like “Every Crook can Govern,” “Notes on the Arab Spring,” and “Eye of the Hurricane (on Sam Melville and Attica)” complement older texts we’ve pulled from the archives like George Jackson’s “Blood in My Eye” and the Zapatistas’ “6th Declaration from the Lacondon Jungle.” While cutting several titles that were old or out of date, we’ve also made large additions to the Spanish and Earth Liberation sections.

We’ll be trying periodically to post these new texts on our resource page, so that the pdf’s are available to other folks supporting prisoners’ organizing and political education. If there’s a specific title you wish to have a copy of, feel free to email us at prisonbooks@gmail.com

Ex Libris: a film about the Internationalist Prison Books Collective

One of our collective members made this 10 minute documentary on our group and we wanted to share it with all of y’all. Enjoy!

From the Description:

Ex Libris is a Latin phrase meaning “from the library of…” It is intended to be followed by someone’s name or the name of the library to which the book belongs. But standing alone, “Ex Libris” expresses the potential for literature to be nomadic, to shift between owners and for the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective, the physical exchange of books between those both inside and outside prison walls also means the sharing of a greater vision.

The people you will see featured are some of the group’s core and equal members who are supported by a rotating door of volunteers.

The Collective formed five years ago to send books to prisoners in Mississippi, Alabama, and North Carolina. This piece is a small sketch of what the Collective does and how it operates. It does not and cannot unfold the story of the prison industrial complex although the collective’s work is an effort against the PIC. For that reason, this video focuses on what these volunteers do and how much work is put into the project. The reasons why they do it are for you to research and explore.