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Check Out the New, Improved Big Idea Bookstore & Cafe in Pittsburgh!

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of visiting with some of our comrades at The Big Idea in Pittsburgh. (For more on their project, see this store profile I did a couple years back). Right now they’re in the midst of a very exciting expansion—those of you who have been in their old space [...]

What’s the Big Idea? Read on…

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

I’m pleased to report that on my recent trip out east to visit my family, I was finally able to stop by The Big Idea Bookstore in Pittsburgh. I’d tried to go by and check it out last time I was in town, this fall —but it just didn’t work out then, possibly because the [...]

Moving Forward: The grand unveiling of the new and improved Wooden Shoe!

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Most folks engaged with the radical movement here in the United States have heard of Philadelphia’s Wooden Shoe Books & Records. One of the nation’s oldest, and most beloved radical projects, The Wooden Shoe has been making radical books & lit available to the public for longer than AK Press has been publishing books! It [...]

Store Profile: Firestorm Cafe

Monday, November 10th, 2008

I should probably introduce myself first: my name is Kate and I’m a new member of the AK Press project. You’ll find out more about me in my upcoming AK People profile, but the most important thing you should know for now is that, like a lot of folks at AK and in the broader [...]

Red Emma’s Spirit of Democracy

Monday, October 6th, 2008

AK works closely with a global network of anarchist counter-institutions to spread anarchist ideas and build a movement! Among them is Baltimore’s very own (and very cool) Red Emma Bookstore and Coffeehouse. We hope that you enjoy the following introduction to Red Emma by Nancy Johnston. The piece first appeared in the Baltimore Sun and [...]