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Our Hours:
We aspire to be open from noon (or earlier) to 10pm, 7 days a week, but... we're all volunteers, and sometimes it just doesn't work out. If you're making a special trip to the Shoe it's a good idea to call ahead to make sure we're open: 215 413 0999

See our Calendar page for many more upcoming events.
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We are a 501c3 non-proft organization and donations are tax deductible.

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Infoshops/Radical Bookstores

Independent Publishers

Philly Links

LAVA - Lancaster Ave. Autonomous space: A conspiracy from the fanatics at the defenestrator, the Philly Independent Media Centre, Radio Volta, the derailleur collective, the Unconvention and other comes this new project: a radical community centre in the pancreas of West Philly. We bought a building, now we need your involvement!

A collectively run anarchist gallery and meeting/community space. Events are free and generally start at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. Accessible by the 34 trolley. Plenty of parking for cars and bikes. They pass the hat to cover rent.

A worker owned bar and reading room, Upstairs at Abysinnia Ethopian Restaurant 45th and Locust, West Philadelphia

Taller Puertorriqueño:
Puerto Rican bookstore and educational/cultural centre in the heart of North Philly. Taller Puertorriqueño bookstore and Art Gallery is located at: 2721 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133. The Educational building is located at: 2557 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133

A Philadelphia anarchist periodical.

Philly's very own anarchist newspaper.  They are soooo cool!!

The Divine Bicycle Church:
West Philly bike co-op. Tools and recycled parts available for use. Every Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-9pm. Located at 40th and Locust Walk behind St. Marx Church.

Crossroads Women's Center:
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-2pm or by appointment. Located at: 33 Maplewood Mall, Germantown 215-848-1120.

Juan Antonio Corretjer Center:
Puerto Rican Independentistas, located at: 3604 N. 7th St. (7th and Venango) 215-426-5967

Kensington Welfare Rights Union:
The Kensington Welfare Rights Union (KWRU) is a multiracial organization of, by and for poor and homeless people. We believe that we have a right to thrive - not just barely survive. KWRU is dedicated to organizing of welfare recipients, the homeless, the working poor and all people concerned with economic justice.

The Friends Center:
American Friends Service Committee HQ. Contains meeting spaces and offices for a gazillion different entities. Located at 1501 Cherry Street.

The Spiral Q Puppet Theater:
Located at: 3114 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA  19104, 215-222-6979 Fax:  215-222-7002

Women's Anti Violence Education
1501 Cherry St., Phila., PA 19102, 215-241-5720

RareBreed: 530 S. 15th Street

Mill Creek Farm: The Mill Creek Farm is a collectively run urban education farm that utilizes vacant land to improve local access to nutritious foods and to promote sustainable resource use by growing and distributing produce and by demonstrating ecological methods of living. Located at: N. 49th Street and Brown Street, Phila., PA 19139

Global Links

Anarchists People of Color

Ashville Global Report

Bureau of Public Secrets

Institute for Anarchists Studies

National Conference on Organized Resistance



Infoshops/Radical Bookstores Directories

InfoshopNetwork - Directory of Infoshops, Bookstores and other projects

Infoshops/Radical and Independent Bookstores

Anarres Books - Victoria, Australia

Arise Bookstore - Minneapolis, MN

Black Sheep Books - Montpelier, VT

Blood Root Books & Restaurant - Bridgeport, CT

Bluestockings Bookstore - New York, NY

Bound Together Books - San Francisco, CA

Breakdown Book Collective - Denver, CO

The Brian MacKenzie Infoshop - Washington D.C.

Boxcar Books - Bloomington, IN

The Catalyst Infoshop - Prescott, AZ

Crossroads Infoshop - Kansas City, MO

Internationalist Books & Community Center - Chapel Hill, NC

Jura Book Collective - Sydney, Australia

Left Bank Books Collective - Seattle, WA

Long Haul Infoshop - Berkeley, CA

Lucy Parsons Center - Boston, MA

Modern Times Books - San Francisco, CA

Mondragon Bookstore and Coffeehouse - Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)

Monkey Wrench Books - Austin, TX

The New Village Journal - Berkeley, CA

Normals Books - Baltimore, MD

Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse

Robin's Bookstore - Philadelphia, PA

Independent Publishers

AK Press

Little Black Cart

Mainstay Press: Imaginative Literature and Social Change. Mainstay Press publishes books geared to social change, along with other political books – fiction and non-fiction both. Mainstay books help readers understand the realities and possibilities of contemporary social and political life – the life of the public that is profoundly related to the personal lives of people everywhere.

Rice N Peas Films: We are an independent production company which specialises in producing evocative, thought provoking documentaries. Our on-line magazine aims to provide an alternative voice to the mainstream media.

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