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Reigniting and nurturing our collective imagination in service of Black Liberation. 

ABOLITION IS ABOUT PRESENCE, NOT ABSENCE. IT'S ABOUT BUILDING LIFE-AFFIRMING INSTITUTIONS.

Ruth Wilson Gilmore

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Our Mission

The Garden is a bookstore and community well committed to inspiring, educating, and empowering Black people in Brooklyn & beyond to interrogate the world we live in and cultivate the worlds we need.

 

We do this by:

  • Connecting our community to literature and resources through our curated bookshop and free lending library

 

  • Producing accessible and instructive content on the vision and strategies of abolition, encouraging political education at all ages 

  • Partnering with our neighbors in mutual aid programs and creating lasting alternatives to the Prison Industrial Complex

  • Nurturing intra-community connections that challenge us towards more loving and just relationships 

  • Hosting and supporting community-led events and gatherings that celebrate black stories and protect black joy

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Join us at our next Pop-Up to purchase one of our current titles

or visit our store on Bookshop (a wonderful alternative to Amazon) to order online.

30% of proceeds from Bookshop support

The Garden when you use our link

Lending Library

Borrow, Share, or Keep any of the books from our Lending Library available to browse during our Pop-Ups.

We are currently accepting book donations for the Lending Library!
Email us at connect@thegardenbk.org for more info.
 
 

Want to visit the Garden?

Follow us on instagram to get updates on our next

Pop-Up, as well as other programming.

PO Box 160295 Brooklyn, NY 11216

connect@thegardenbk.org  | @abolitionisagarden

©2021 The Garden: Abolitionist Bookstore & Community Well

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