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
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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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PO Box 160295 Brooklyn, NY 11216
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