Come celebrate Internationalist Books and Community Center!

Gather with friends and new acquaintances for a full dinner provided by FED UP Free Kitchen plus some yummy oven creation provided by local Bread and Butter Bakery.

Appreciate our ongoing projects like supporting Durham Prison Books and providing space for Trans Gender Discussion and the NC Harm Reduction Coalition which hosted a night of putting together 900 Naloxone kits.

Check out our new regular events like Urban Capture the Flag, Zine-Making, Open Mic Night, as well as a variety of movie series.

Envision new undertakings with us, like the network of shared needs and skills just in the works.

Vote on this year’s Board of Directors.

And celebrate the Internationalist’s nearly 35 years of radical community!

Open House & Party Saturday, September 26


Internationalist Books & Community Center is holding an Anniversary
Open House on Saturday, September 26th, to celebrate the store’s one year anniversary in its new location at 101 Lloyd St. Carrboro, after 33 years in neighboring Chapel Hill. The open house will feature live music, food, drinks, games, activities, and more, followed by a dance party.

“We’re excited to host this event, to thank Carrboro for welcoming us this past year. We’ve had a great time getting to know our new neighbors and establish ourselves in the community, and want to end our first year in town with a bang,” says James Wilson, and Internationalist volunteer and board member helping to organize the event.

Internationalist Books, affectionately known as “I-Books” by its members, all-volunteer
collective, and supporters, has served Carrboro/Chapel Hill, the Triangle, and beyond since 1981.

Providing radical and alternative literature, a space for meetings, book groups, movie
screenings, and other events, Internationalist has been a vital element of our community.

Busking for the Bookstore Street Fair Fundraiser July 25th











Come to Internationalist Books & Community Center for a fun-filled evening of games, performances, art, great food, and more! By donation. All proceeds go to supporting Internationalist Books & Community Center.
To be followed by a dance party starting at 9pm.

Dixie Be Damned: New book by local authors, event June 8

In stock now!


Come get your copy of this amazing book, just released on AK Press.

Join us on Monday, June 8th at 7:00 pm to hear local authors Saralee Stafford & Neal Shirley give a reading from their new book, Dixie be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South.

About The Book

In 1891, when coal companies in eastern Tennessee brought in cheap convict labor to take over their jobs, workers responded by storming the stockades, freeing the prisoners, and loading them onto freight trains. Over the next year, tactics escalated to include burning company property and looting company stores. This was one of the largest insurrections in US working-class history. It happened at the same time as the widely publicized northern labor war in Homestead, Pennsylvania. And it was largely ignored, then and now.

Dixie Be Damned engages seven similarly “hidden” insurrectionary episodes in Southern history to demonstrate the region’s long arc of revolt. Countering images of the South as pacified and conservative, this adventurous retelling presents history in the rough. Not the image of the South many expect, this is the South of maroon rebellion, wildcat strikes, and Robert F. Williams’s book Negroes with Guns, a South where the dispossessed refuse to quietly suffer their fate. This is people’s history at its best: slave revolts, multiracial banditry, labor battles, prison uprisings, urban riots, and more.

About The Authors

Neal Shirley grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and now lives in Durham, NC, where he is involved in several anti-prison initiatives and runs a small publishing project called the North Carolina Piece Corps.

Saralee Stafford was born in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Her recent political work has focused on connecting the struggles of street organizations with those of anarchists in the area. She teaches gender-related health in Durham, North Carolina.