Books Are Magic
225 Smith St, Brooklyn

  1. Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now, Amit Majmudar
  2. No Is Not Enough, Naomi Klein
  3. A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn
  4. On Revolution, Hannah Arendt
  5. Radical Hope, Jonathan Lear

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton St & 632 Flatbush, BK

1. Hope in the Dark, Rebecca Solnit
2. Becoming A Citizen Activist, Nick Licata
3. Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt
4. Direct Action, LA Kauffman
5. Counting on Community, Innosanto Nagara
Check out their Civic Engagement Event Series!

Community Bookstore
143 7th Ave, Brooklyn

1. The Anatomy of Fascism, Robert O. Paxton
2. The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
3. Rules for Radicals, Saul D. Alinsky
4. Freedom Is a Constant, Angela Davis
5. The Dictator’s Handbook, Alastair Smith & Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Powerhouse Arena
28 Adams St & 1111 8th Ave, BK

1. Capitalist Realism, Mark Fisher
2. The Society of the Spectacle, Guy Debord

The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st St, Queens

1. Tell Me How It Ends, Valeria Luiselli
2. On Tyranny, Timothy D. Snyder
3. We Gon Be Alright, Jeff Chang
4. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas
5. A is for Activist, Innosanto Nagara
Check out their Astoria Feminist Reading Group!

Book Culture
686 Fulton St & 632 Flatbush, Manhattan

1. What We Do Now, Dennis Johnson & Valerie Merians
2. Freedom is a Constant Struggle, Angela Davis
3. Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler
4. Beyond Black and White, Manning Mable
5. Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution, Andre Boyd
Check out their blog series on Resist Reading!

Stories Bookshop
458 Bergen St, Brooklyn

1. March: Book Three, John Lewis & Andrew Aydin
2. Rad American Woman A-Z, Kate Schatz & Miriam Klein Stahl
3. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo
4. Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Carole Boston Weatherford
5. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, Debbie Levy

Indie Bookstores are great not only finding a book to help you understand current politics/history but also can have #resistance-themed events and more.. Find an indie bookstore nearby you at

“Yes, books are dangerous. They should be dangerous – They contain ideas.” ―  Pete Hautman