Tuesday 13th March 2018
Sumac Book Stall & Library
The Sumac Library and Book Stall is available whenever the Sumac Centre is open and at Veggies events elsewhere.|
Some publications are available to buy online - more so with your help.
Regular sessions are held to keep it tidy, generally on Tuesdays.
If you're interested in the content and usage of the library come along, or get in touch.
Find Sumac Centre and similar groups in Veggies Directory
Our key supplier is http://www.activedistribution.org/, with many more titles bought directly by self publishing campaigners.
Could you help maintain this webpage, or better still create a catalogue, similar to the like-minded example at http://www.librarything.com/catalog/grumpyvegan.
Journals, covering green, human rights, animal issues, anti-war, co-operation and social justice, are made available to the public at the Sumac Centre - see http://www.sumac.org.uk/sources.html.
One day someone will set up a proper on-line shop for us, meanwhile these publications are available at Sumac and by email.
We have a very diverse and ever changing bookstall at Veggies Events, at which publications can be bought, by arrangement, and our friends at October Books run a booklist for us - see our catalogue at http://www.octoberbooks.org/veg/vegancatalogue_veggies.pdf. (PDF File).
Radical Routes Publications
Details are also shown at the Radical Routes website from where publications can be read on screen, downloaded ready for printing or ordered by post.
October 2008Rolling Thunder #6! - Hot off the presses, the latest (Oct'08) journal from the Crimethinc Collective
"Rolling Thunder #6 focuses on experimentation—the processes by which radicals invent and refine new approaches. It features an evaluation of the model activists have used to target the animal testing corporation HLS, discussing whether it could be effective in other contexts; a photoessay documenting the efforts of Swedish anarchists who, unable to defend a squat, built a social center from the ground up; a consideration of the role proper support plays in cultivating communities of resistance; a report from student strikes and riots in Colombia; and an analysis of the past decade of anarchist organizing in NYC. In addition, the issue includes an investigation of the function of gift shops in maintaining global empire, historical accounts of Bakunin’s daring escape from Sibera and the riots that killed off the hated poll tax in Britain, and lots more."
£5.00 from Veggies @ the Sumac Centre
Other New Titles:
And yet more new additions
As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial - "Dams explode, key characters wise up, pets run free, therapists push pills, innocent bunnies get locked in eco-terrorist detention centers, evildoers do evil and the wild animals get really, really mad." from review at http://www.northcoastjournal.com/
£7.50 from Veggies @ Sumac
Other New Titles:
On The Verge – The Smash EDO Campaign Film
£5 from Veggies @ Sumac
Get the film the police tried to ban!
This 90 minute film tells the story of the four year campaign in Brighton to close down EDO-MBM, a local factory producing weapons parts for the US weapons corporation EDO Corp - and used in Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Using activist, police and CCTV footage, as well as interviews with those involved, it is the story of a resilient and successful direct action in the face of the police and private security protecting the company.
TAKE THREE – SchMOVIES Collection DVD 2007
Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World
The lovechild of Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero- new in from stateside for £10. We're changing the world one cupcake at a time!
Also restocked from Active Distribution:
Food Not Bombs: How to Feed the Hungry and Build Community
Please Don't Feed the Bears
Soy Not Oi!
Grime & Nourishment 2nd Edition
Hot Damn and Hell Yeah
Making Stuff and Doing Things
Behind The Mask DVD
Animal Liberation, History in the Making DVD
Pie Any Means Necessary: The Biotic Baking Brigade Cookbook
Zephamiah Benjamin: Explicit Vegan Lyrics
Bash The Rich
Rage & Reason
Resurgence: featuring articles marking the 60th anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandi
Ethical Consumer: including Buyer's Guides to Home & Car Insurance; Nappies; Bicycles; Spirits.
Animal Liberation Front Supporters Group
Socialist Standard: Journal of The Socialist Party
Peace News: Iran Double Issue: Iran in Cartoons and film; Comparing Saudi Arabia with Iran
Housmans Peace Diary 2008
This week-to-a-view pocket diary is laced with weekly quotations, with relevant anniversaries marked each day. The diary also includes a World Peace Directory, giving contact details for almost 2000 national and international peace, environmental and human rights organisations, selected each year from the latest version of the full World Peace Database published by the Housmans Peace Resource Project. The retail price is £8.95
The Zapatista solidarity calendars are back!
Yes, after a year's absence Bristol-based Kiptik and the Edinburgh Zapatista solidarity group have produced another calendar for 2008. In full colour, with inspiring images of the Zapatista communities in resistance. All proceeds go to water and other infrastructure projects in the autonomous communities. Just £7 from Veggies Bookstall
Wor Diary: The hot new diary from Newcastle - just a fiver!
Ecologist: Cover story: The First Global Warming Refugee
Liberty : Promoting Civil Liberties and Human Rights
The Food Magazine : Campaigning for safer, healthier food for all
Growing Green International : including 40 pages on growing food without using animal by-products and chemicals
Move into the light?
At the beginning of 2007, the Turbulence collective commissioned 14 articles from around the global ‘movement of movements’, asking authors: “What would it mean to win?” We edited their responses into a newspaper and printed 7,000 copies, most of which were distributed at the mobilisation against the G8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, in June. A few months later, we want to return to the question of winning.
The resulting A6 booklet is freely available from Veggies Bookstall, or can be read or downloaded from their website: http://www.turbulence.org.uk/moveintothelight.html. If you can, please take one or more copies from us at Sumac - we have plenty!
People Power and Protest since 1945: A Bibliography of Nonviolent Action
Priced at just £7.50, this 200-page bibliography is destined to be a key resource for both activists and academics for years to come. Compiled by April Carter, Howard Clark and Michael Randle, this is an annotated bibliography of nearly 1000 itemised references, providing a guide both to recent campaigns and to the theory and practice of nonviolent action. It covers diverse movements, some not exclusively nonviolent, and raises highly controversial issues. Introductions to each section provide relevant historical background, and also note some criticisms. This is a powerful reference source for activists, and will be of use to students and academics dealing with the history, politics or sociology of popular movements around the world.
More than just a vegan cookbook Another Dinner Is Possible, written by the dedicated folks of the Anarchist Teapot crew, is a unique two-in-one cookbook and guidebook featuring over 250 vegan recipes for food that's simple but full of flavour, and cheap but tasty! ... Plus articles and guides to reconnecting with the food we eat - How food affects us on all levels of our lives, and some things we can do to develop a better relationship to it. Published by the Teapot and Active, who supply many of the titles carried by Veggies.
The Anarchist Teapot Guide to Mass Catering, a fantastic guide on how to cook for loads of people, with tips, guides for how much for each person, and recipes, is also available, having been recently reprinted at Veggies. £1.00 + A5 sae. Also as downloadable PDF file.
'A Pause for Breath' is a series of reflections by anarchists on anarchism in Britain (predominantly) and abroad. It includes articles about:
To download it in .pdf format go to http://www.apauseforbreath.blogspot.com otherwise.
Hard copies are at sumac for £1.00
You can email to get info or order copies: firstname.lastname@example.org
The new Trapese book, 'Do It Yourself - A handbook for changing our world', is out and available from Veggies Bookstall.
"This is not a book about what is wrong with the world...It's about what we can all do about the challenges we face in the world and how we can make governments and corporations increasingly irrelevant."
Other recent additions to Veggies Bookstall at Sumac (or out on events):
Send 50p (in stamps) per sticker and an A5 SAE
Bundles of 10 - £4.00 + SAE.
From: Veggies at the Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone Street, Nottingham, NG7 6HX
Full details, inc PayPal/credit card orders.
from Guinea Pig to Computer Mouse - £5 (sale price) +p&p
Nick Jukes & Mihnea Chiuia
A ground-breaking book on life science education by the International Network for Humane Education (InterNICHE) from Guinea Pig to Computer Mouse: Alternative methods for a progressive, humane education investigates state-of-the-art alternative tools and approaches to support ethical and effective knowledge and skills acquisition within biological science, medical and veterinary medical education.
A catalogue of similar books can be found at http://www.librarything.com/catalog/grumpyvegan
Several of us - Dom, Penny and Mat - met on Friday to do some work on the library. We have:
- cleared the 'book swap' books that were on a shelf near the bar off there and onto the table near the light switch cupboard. These books are mostly 'book crossing' type things, largely novels, not to do with Sumac issues and not to be kept in the library, and since they were taking up shelf space when that is limited we thought it better to start getting rid of them. They can be taken away by anyone interested and any remaining can be taken to a useful outlet like the Art Org, and there is a notice to that effect.
- taken some books and pamphlets out of the archive and added them to the current stock.
- sorted the available books (those already in the library plus some from donations) into categories and sub-categories. I wrote out a first version of a classification scheme and put the sheets on top of some of the books.
- re-arranged books and pamphlets on the shelves. There was not enough space on the left set of shelves for all the books to go back, so I put a couple of sections on the shelf near the bar.
Currently some of the pamphlets have been moved from where they were, and in the longer term there will have to be a general rationalisation of the pamphlet display, because they have been stored in a way that wastes a lot of space. There is a plan to put them in convenient plastic holders that stand them upright with the spines facing outward, which would be ideal.
What is being considered the current stock of books includes many that are only tangential to Sumac issues, or are on topic but out of date or otherwise not as interesting as they might be. There's an obvious desire to get rid of a lot of them, but I would suggest not throwing or even giving them away so much as deselecting the least relevant and putting them back in the archive. If we catalogue them all anyway someone who's looking for one of them can find them in the list and we can dig it out.
Besides the questions of what to keep and where to put it, we should also look at who uses the library and how we might improve usage. There might be more take-up if people generally know what there is. I suggest some sort of event - probably coinciding with the bar being open or a meal, to encourage people along - that explores the library and what it contains and what it *might* contain if more/better stuff is acquired for it. And what we should
There could also be regular publicity requesting good on-topic books for the library from Sumac users and the public in general.
We will meet again on the coming Friday at 4:00. If you're interested in the content and usage of the library come along.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, the Centre becomes the Forest Fields Social Club (FFCS a.k.a Sumac Bar) from 7.30. The FFSC is a members club, but membership is easy and guests are welcome. For gigs and fundraising benefits, guests can pay at the door and members are invited to make a donation.
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