This year’s holiday gift list is themed Social Medium.
Share your passion with your loved ones. Here are some of our favorite publications and projects from this year alongside links to amazing ways that all of us can help support small business, independent publishers, and artists.
50% off ALL VERSO books until Jan 1, with free worldwide shipping and bundled ebooks.
The 2017 Verso Radical Diary and Weekly Planner, produced for the centenary of the Russian Revolution, is a beautifully designed week-to-view planner where you can keep track of your coming year. Alongside illustrations, it features significant dates in radical history, drawn from events such as the English Civil War and Castro’s victory march in Havana, and touches on the lives of characters such as Rosa Luxemburg and Gil Scott Heron, and includes movements such as #blacklivesmatter and the Suffragettes.
MOLASSES BOOKS, 770 Hart Street, Brooklyn
Used books / Buy & sell / Beer & wine / Hot & iced coffee & things / Readings, meetings, DJ’s, etc.
Social Medium: Artists Writing, 2000–2015
Paper Monument’s new anthology gathers seventy-five texts — essays, criticism, manifestos, fiction, diaries, scripts, blog posts, and tweets — which chart a complex era in the art world and the world at large, weighing in on the exigencies of our times in unexpected and inventive ways. Get your copy here.
BUY BLACK / BUY LOCAL – List of black artists and entrepreneurs compiled by Devin N. Morris of 3 Dot Zine
Books . Zines . Art
cosmica collective , u read press , dominica publishing , 3 dot zine , nia hampton books, mohammed fayaz, nii journal, gallery no. 8
elo lipcare, kimo bentley, aj crimson
pas le mode, the very black project, zelie for she, the greats gallery, lambe culo, my tru nude, treason toting co, provoke culture, philadelphia print works, brandon blackwood, omondi, xo asante, monif c, sad sirena, amndmnt, oxosi, kashmir viii, hamid halloman, l’enchanteur, brooklyn circus
higher self, material life
A trans-affirming, racial justice-focused, prison abolitionist project sending books to incarcerated LGBTQ-identified people across the United States
We are a donation-funded, volunteer-run organization based in Madison, WI that sends books and other educational materials, free of charge, to LGBTQ-identified prisoners across the United States. We have been doing this for nearly 10 years and have sent books to more than 6,000 prisoners in that time. In 2015, we sent 3,042 packages of books with your support.
(above card by Lex Brown)
Words With Love – On behalf of artist Cara Benedetto, Small Editions, and Blonde Art Books.
In 2016, we asked 30 artists and writers to contribute a short text or illustration to Words With Love – a project by women who come together to engage voice, activism, and heart in the form of greeting cards.
Today, we feel these words are more necessary than ever. This holiday season we will be participating in several holiday fairs and events and we hope you will join us in sending cards to your family, friends, lovers, or congressperson.
We are selling limited editions sets for $25 and all profits will be donated to SisterSong, Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective. You can purchase the card sets online.
Art Resources Transfer
Art Resources Transfer is a nonprofit organization committed to documenting and disseminating artists’ voices and work to the broadest possible public. Our two programs, A.R.T. Press and the D.U.C. (The Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program), activate the key components of the printed book—publication, distribution, and spaces of reading—to create more egalitarian access to the arts and literacy.