Revolution Books

★★★★☆
  • 146 W 26th St

    New York, NY 10001

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  • 212-691-3345

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The staff is very nice and will help you find the books you need. This is not your average bookstore and they sell only a limited selection of books. Keep a lookout for the door to the store, it is fairly easy to miss. This is the place to find books for a sociology class or a psychology class. They will also try to sell you a newspaper for $1, not worth it in my opinion since it is very liberal.

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★★★☆☆

The staff is very nice and will help you find the books you need. This is not your average bookstore and they sell only a limited selection of books. Keep a lookout for the door to the store, it is fairly easy to miss. This is the place to find books for a sociology class or a psychology class. They will also try to sell you a newspaper for $1, not worth it in my opinion since it is very liberal.

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Seriously, if you want to read about all of the different communist groupings and other revolutionary movements this is the place to go. Run by the Revolutionary Communist Party you would think they would be a dry humorless lot but actually you can engage in some meaningful non dogmatic conversation with these folks. Tables are set up so you can sit and read/browse comfortably. They also have an area for updates on all of the latest left wing happenings and sell some amusing T shirts (that is if you aren't particualrly fond of our current president). An interesting place to spend an hour or so, if they would just open a cafe it would be perfect. After shopping at Revolution Books you might still fear a Communist Government but it would be unlikely you would fear a Communist takeover of one of the major book chains.

PROS: interesting books, nice people
CONS:

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★★★★☆

Seriously, if you want to read about all of the different communist groupings and other revolutionary movements this is the place to go. Run by the Revolutionary Communist Party you would think they would be a dry humorless lot but actually you can engage in some meaningful non dogmatic conversation with these folks. Tables are set up so you can sit and read/browse comfortably. They also have an area for updates on all of the latest left wing happenings and sell some amusing T shirts (that is if you aren't particualrly fond of our current president). An interesting place to spend an hour or so, if they would just open a cafe it would be perfect. After shopping at Revolution Books you might still fear a Communist Government but it would be unlikely you would fear a Communist takeover of one of the major book chains.

PROS: interesting books, nice people
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Revolution Books is owned by the Revolutionary Communist Party and they sell books from a leftist perspective. You may not like there politics, best I can figure they think Chairman Mao was a swell guy, but you have to appreciate the wide selection of books that are available. Everything from books about armed insurrections of the past to the women's liberation movement of today. The staff is friendly and doesn't attempt to proselytize although they seem to get a little excited if you layout a dollar for the latest issue of the Party's paper. This is an interesting place to shop.

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★★★★☆

Revolution Books is owned by the Revolutionary Communist Party and they sell books from a leftist perspective. You may not like there politics, best I can figure they think Chairman Mao was a swell guy, but you have to appreciate the wide selection of books that are available. Everything from books about armed insurrections of the past to the women's liberation movement of today. The staff is friendly and doesn't attempt to proselytize although they seem to get a little excited if you layout a dollar for the latest issue of the Party's paper. This is an interesting place to shop.

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As I get older I forget there are still people out there who are serious about changing the government and follow the basic precepts of Communism. Well this is there bookstore. Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Mao. They were all a wordy bunch, we forget there was a time in the not to distant past when a countrys ruler was expected to be a deep thinker and writer, and this is the place to step into a time machine and examine there works. The staff is friendly especially one young lady, Joy is her name I think, and they don't feel the need to preach when they realize you have no intention of joining the Revolutionary Communist Party. I rate this place 5 stars because I can't imagine anyone else doing this niche better. The store is large and airy with just enough clutter so that you know this isn't a normal book store.

PROS: Awesome selection
CONS: None

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★★★★★

As I get older I forget there are still people out there who are serious about changing the government and follow the basic precepts of Communism. Well this is there bookstore. Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Mao. They were all a wordy bunch, we forget there was a time in the not to distant past when a countrys ruler was expected to be a deep thinker and writer, and this is the place to step into a time machine and examine there works. The staff is friendly especially one young lady, Joy is her name I think, and they don't feel the need to preach when they realize you have no intention of joining the Revolutionary Communist Party. I rate this place 5 stars because I can't imagine anyone else doing this niche better. The store is large and airy with just enough clutter so that you know this isn't a normal book store.

PROS: Awesome selection
CONS: None

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