Noon to 10pm
6 days a week.
We are often (but not always) closed on Mondays and, these days, irregularly on other days because we're short on volunteers. 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.
If you'd like to propose an event you can send us an email.
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
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
Anathema: A Philadelphia anarchist periodical.
Defenestrator: 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,
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
Anarchists People of Color
Ashville Global Report
Bureau of Public Secrets
Institute for Anarchists Studies
National Conference on Organized Resistance
Infoshops/Radical Bookstores Directories
Infoshop.org - 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
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.