What is an Info Shop

An infoshop is a space which serves as an alternative information centre, usually following an anarchist or other closely related left-wing ideologies. It can be a bookstore, a meeting space, an event space, a lending library, or simply a meeting-place for social-justice groups. It is most often a combination of several of these. Infoshops are most often collectively (everyone who participates) owned, and are generally either all-volunteers or worker-owned, following the “no-bosses” type of thinking that goes with anarchist organizing. While leaders certainly develop, there is usually no formal President or such. You can most often get radical literature that Read More


About the Infoshop Network

Welcome to the Infoshop Network, The InfoShop Network, which was born out of the Infoshop Gathering in Baltimore, MD on June 29th-30th, 2006. The goal is to be a mutual aid network for infoshops in USA and Canada, maybe beyond. We’re hoping to set up a newsletter of updates from infoshops and ideas and all, get a solidarity network going for infoshops and organizations in trouble with state repression, get a help hot-line (or e-mail) for new and old infoshops looking for advice, a touring line for travelling artists and authors, and possibly even stuff like collective bargaining with distributors. Read More


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