Eugene finally gets an infoshop.
From the Eugene Weekly:
Radical reading is coming to Eugene. Bad Egg Books, a radical infoshop, is getting ready to open on the corner of 13th and Oak. Despite Eugene’s reputation as an activist and anarchist Mecca, the area hasn’t really had anything approaching an infoshop since Icky’s Teahouse closed in 1997. Organizers are accepting donations from 1 to 4 pm Sunday, Jan. 24.
An infoshop is basically a gathering place for activists and provides reading materials and resources for the community. Volunteer run and usually managed by a collective, in the U.S. they grew out of the peace and justice centers that sprang up during the Vietnam era.
Bad Egg Books will share the building with the Hummingbird Gallery and is located adjacent to the newly opened Cornbread Café, vegan soul food foodcart.
Organizers are asking for donations of bookshelves, a couch or comfy chair, lamps, computer, a moneybox or till, a computer, DVDs and CDs, and most importantly books and zines.
The Bad Egg Books collective says, “Currently our walls and floors are bare, but with the coming together of the community we will have a wonderful radical infoshop/lending library to help get radical ideas and information out to hungry minds.”
If you have a donation or want information about volunteering at the infoshop, email email@example.com or drop by the informal donation party on Sunday at 112 E. 13th. An opening date for the infoshop is still in the works. Please contact the collective in advance if you have a larger item like a couch to donate to ensure there is space for it. — Camilla Mortensen
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