What's New with LBC - Summer of 2017

07/16/2017
by Admin Admin

Welcome to the quarterly newsletter of the Little Black Cart project. We distribute anarchist anti-political books, pamphlets, and newspapers.

LBC is continuing on with our new, lighter 2017 schedule. This year we anticipate publishing 4-6 titles rather than the 10+ we have been making for the past five years.

Feel free to download the 2017 LBC Review for your amusement, edification, and to learn some of what we've been thinking during the past few years.

In a program that we're really happy with, LBC hosts a new intern every three months. If you are interested in becoming a close friend with LBC and being exposed to the ideas and personalities around the project and our environs, feel free to reach out to us at our email address for more information. We are currently looking for an intern for the Spring of 2018.

New Material

Toward an Army of Ghosts - by Tom Nom@d

Tom Nom@d has been our near-constant collaborator since we met at the first Boston Anarchist Bookfair in 2011. We have previously published his book The Master's Tools. We have also published both issues of his fantastic journal Insurgencies (a Journal of Insurgent Strategies). Now we have Toward an Army of Ghosts: immanence, conflict, and crisis. This rounds out Tom's initial material on tactics and strategy in our current time. We can't wait to see what happens next!

In the idealized framework of police tactics all riot lines are orderly and controlled, but in reality cops have emotional responses, disobey orders, make mistakes, and are sometimes overwhelmed with resistance. The police riot is a massive acceleration of action, the complete breaking of coherence to reimpose coherence, but if it fails then they fall completely into incoherence. Though there is a tendency to see the police as a unified force, the organization of a riot line is not a form of order, rather it is a by-product of the attempt to organize a certain terrain of action within the paradox of contained crisis.

For more information - Toward an Army of Ghosts


Black Seed Five

Welcome to issue five of the Black Seed project. If you have not seen or heard of us before let us introduce ourselves. We are a small collective of green anarchists who publish a paper-only (or at least paper first) publication intended to broaden and intensify our perspectives.

We begin, mostly by conversations with each other and with people who may also be anarchists but don't use the term. What does it mean to have a politics of pacing and contemplation rather than one of being in such a hurry all the time. What does it mean that the world is coming to an end, forever. Our project is the opposite of social media. We hope to share themes that are expansive in scope, that merit reflection and contemplation. We intend to plant seeds and to care for them as they flower, mature, and decay. The half lives of our pleasures, concerns, and conflicts should be measured in decades and not in the blink of someones eyes or even the length of time the average radical stays active.

For more information - Single Copy of Black Seed
Fifty Copies of Black Seed
Full Bundle of Black Seed


Against the Corpse Machine

This is one of those classics (at least in certain circles), and was notable at the time (20 years ago?) and maybe still, for being a post-left perspective that didn't come from the Anarchy magazine crowd. It's been kicking around at least the west coast for that whole time, and now we've given it a new cover and brought it back to our site.

For more information - Against the Corpse Machine


Recent LBC Titles & Distro items

  1. An Inquiry into the Causes and Nature of the Misery of People - By Jean-Pierre Voyer
  2. The Wandering of Humanity - By Jacques Camatte
  3. Anarchist Speculations - The writings of John Moore
  4. Atassa: Readings in eco-extremism
  5. Anarchy & Nietzsche
  6. Elpis Journal - A Journal of Pessimistic writing
  7. Feral Consciousness
  8. Killing King Abacus collection
  9. Reprints from the UK Do or Die - Cracks in a Grey Sky
  10. 100 years of anarchist attacks - Smert Za Smert
  11. Ardent Press Coloring Book

New LBC t-shirt

After several years we have finally got ourselves a silkscreen setup. Here are some shirts.

Little Black Cart 2017

Anarchist news dot org

The rest

Want to help?

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What's New with LBC - Spring of 2017

04/09/2017
by Admin Admin

These are exciting times in the anarchist space. There have been a number of great events on the west coast over the past few months (including the Nah Fair in LA, the OCAB, and we even remember our own EBAB event in December). The change in administration has been productive in the anarchist space with many new media and activist projects announced. Some of our local friends have even started a weekly news podcast on the anarchist space that you can find at the Anews podcast.

LBC is continuing on with our new, lighter schedule. This year will include about half as many titles as last year, a new issue of Black Seed this summer, and some upcoming surprises. You can learn more about us in our own self-critical review of the past few years, out this quarter. Feel free to download the LBC Review for your amusement and edification.

New titles

An Inquiry into the Causes and Nature of the Misery of People - by Jean-Pierre Voyer

Cruel Hospice

For years I have been looking for something that discusses a substantial critique of Marx and his "little perpetual motion machine" of value theory and monopoly on discussions around the economy. I have lost many friends to this sticky wicket and wanted something to drain the pitch.

Little did I know that just such a title was written in the 1970s and that there was a movement against the economy (or economic thinking) even then. This is that title I was looking for, and (if I were to hope) this is the first in a series of attacks against the Marxist ideological program.

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Misery of People takes on, among other classic economists, Adam Smith, whose masterpiece is alluded to in Voyer's title. For the first time, and in a systematic fashion, Voyer shows: 1) that the economy doesn't exist except as a false idea and practice on the part of our enemies; 2) that in our world communication, the most human of human acts, is what commodities do, not what people do, and 3) that there is no such thing as exchange value vs. use value, that there is only value, which is the language of abstraction that commodities speak to each other without the slaves who transport these commodities participating in the discussion.

For more information - An Inquiry into the Causes and Nature of the Misery of People - By Jean-Pierre Voyer

The Wandering of Humanity - by Jacques Camatte

Ardent Press

If the seventies were good for anything it was the general shared attitude of doing the work to move beyond the revolutionary movements that predated the sixties. Instead of Western Marxism we had the Years of Lead, the rise of Autonomous politics, and the birth of a green anarchistic position that learned from the Situationists.

This essay, born of that time, was originally published by Black and Red press. As the most recent issue of Fifth Estate informs us this title (like a few others we haven't gotten around to yet) are "out of print, [but] their relevance hasn't lessened with the passing years. It is hoped there is interest in republishing them."

We have heard this call. Our respect for the work of Lorraine (and Fredy) Perlman's work knows no bounds. Their work is similar enough to our work that we haven't found the difference yet (and we've been looking). This text, much like the Manual for Revolutionary Leaders will stay in print as long as we are able.

The horrorshow that Camatte describes in this essay is what we experience in daily life under the regime of capitalism and the last gasps of the nation-state. We suffer not under the boot of authority but under the boring, boring, boring of the beautiful people and their problems and under the observation of participation.

The non-living becomes autonomous—and triumphs. Death in life: Hegel had intuited it, Nietzsche described it, Rainer Maria Rilke sang about it, Freud almost institutionalized it (the death instinct), Dada exhibited it as buffoon art, and the “fascists" exalted it: “Long live death." The U.S. feminist movement has individualized it: The male likes death—it excites him sexually and, already dead inside, he wants to die. The autonomy of form affects all aspects of life dominated by capital. Knowledge is valid only if it is formalized, if it is emptied of content. Absolute knowledge is tautology realized; it is dead form deployed over all knowledge. Science is its systematization; epistemology is its redundancy.

For more information - The Wandering of Humanity - By Jacques Camatte

The 2017 LBC Review

LBC Books

We have a few journal projects that we produce, some of them directly. Last year we skipped the production of this review that goes over some of our thinking behind the titles we publish. So this year we wanted to cover the 24 months we missed. The result is over 200 pages of writing about our titles, and excerpts from the past twenty odd books, seven journals, and associated papers and ephemera we have published.

The crazy thing about publishing is that along with producing written material we also get to be at the center of untold numbers of dramas, usually other people's, but also about our own infamy and abomination, irrelevance and detachment, decrepitude and unhipness. This is part of the project of producing unpopular anarchist material at a time when anarchists are on the cusp of broader, real world, relevance. Even as a flood of new documentaries and media projects highlight what is easy to digest about anarchists we will continue our engagement with the ideas and problems that are central to our interest in the continuing Beautiful Idea.

As publishers, LBC was born in the same maelstrom as Occupy; our first book in 2012 was Occupy Everything and concerned that incoherent moment. As the editor, what I left out of that book was an analysis of what was ahead, especially for anarchists. Since 2012 anarchist political practice has lacked creativity. It could be said that anarchism has always been a cyclical political phenomenon, but there are, arguably, dedicated anarchist partisans who are doing the work of making the frequency shorter and the amplitude higher. This has been the functional goal of LBC, which has had marginal success. We have impacted certain conversations, not exactly as intended, nor as the situation needed, but--to our capacity--we have tried in our way to be free (nod to Cohen).

During the next five years we will be producing fewer new titles. This will give us the time to find and polish titles that are more focused on the conversations we find most timely and important. Another piece of the work that we will now have time to emphasize is finding audiences for some of the material that we have already published. since a number of our titles deserve more attention than they've received so far. We will now have time to fill in some of the spaces between the incendiary markers we've produced. Some things have changed over the past five years. Publishing books is one long-term way to be part of those changes. What are other ways? We hope to now have the time to take our experience and critique and engage in the way that social relationships (for example) have changed.

Here is the Review available for free
For more information - 2017 LBC Review

Recent LBC Titles & Distro items

  1. Anarchist Speculations - The writings of John Moore
  2. Atassa: Readings in eco-extremism
  3. Anarchy & Nietzsche
  4. Elpis Journal - A Journal of Pessimistic writing
  5. Feral Consciousness
  6. Killing King Abacus collection
  7. Reprints from the UK Do or Die - Cracks in a Grey Sky
  8. 100 years of anarchist attacks - Smert Za Smert
  9. A collection of essays seeking the abolition of work - Abolish Work - Edited by Nick Ford
  10. Ardent Press Coloring Book
  11. To the Customers - The first severe critique of the Appelistas
  12. Blessed is the Flame - A great introduction to nihilism set in the context of concentration camp resistance
  13. Is Space the Place? Yes/No - A book that asks and answers the question of man & space travel

New LBC t-shirt

After several years we have finally got ourselves a silkscreen setup. Here are some shirts.

Little Black Cart 2017

Anarchist news dot org

Become an Intern

We have a living space (and good company) to offer someone who wants to intern with us and work on exciting anarchist projects for three months starting in late 2017. Contact us at our primary email for more information and logistics.

The rest

Want to help?

Are you in the Bay Area and would you like to help make LBC projects happen? Drop us a line.

Are you a writer?

Send manuscript proposals to us at info@lbc

Social Networking

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Stupid Facebook

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What's New with LBC - Winter of 2017

01/10/2017
by Admin Admin

This was a difficult quarter, and year, for Little Black Cart, with sadness at the end of relationships, misrepresentation by those who are supposed to be comrades, and frustration at the misdirection of many friends and allies. Happily though, the year ended with anticipation for an exciting new time of renewed vigor and opportunity.

We ended 2017 with The East Bay Anarchist Bookfair, which continues to be thought-provoking and engaging. This one included remembrances of Ghost Ship and others, workshops that spanned a variety of topics from cyber-nihilism, Stirner, community, and the hermetic left, and tablers from the new to the usual.

2017 is also the end of LBC's big push (or, great experiment). We said, five years ago, that we were going to build a catalog of books by publishing a new anarchist book every month for five years. We have done just that. In addition we have published and helped start (as of this writing) at least seven new journal projects (Atassa, Attentat, BASTARD Chronicles, Dangerous Constellations, Hostis, Insurgencies, and LBC Review). We continue to help make large print-run newsprint papers available, and there are at least two projects planned for 2017. Now we are starting some new experiments. We hope that by June we'll have something to show you.

We have a new PDF catalog available. We are looking for an Intern for later this year. If spending three months in the Bay, while making books, interests you Email us at info@lbc.And a big thank you to our out-going intern, Wil, new master of the prepress process!

New Titles

Anarchist Speculations: The works of John Moore

Ardent Press

John Moore was a UK green anarchist author who considered his work to be a series of anarchist speculations. This is a collection of his work and includes the long essays Lovebite, Anarchy & Ecstasy, and the Book of Levelling. Also included are shorter essays like The Primitivist Primer, Maximalist Anarchy, and Anarchism and Poststructuralism.

But unbeknownst to those immersed in classical anarchist traditions, a new, second-wave of anarchism (akin and indeed roughly contemporaneous with second-wave feminism) was stirring. The Situationists represent a convenient marker of the transition point, and serve as origin for the remarkable efflorescence of second-wave anarchism that is currently underway. Second-wave anarchism is still frequently not even recognised by anarchists and commentators who still cling to the idea that classical anarchism is the one and only true form of anarchism, even though first-wave anarchism was seen as moribund by Woodcock forty years ago. As a result, many outside the anarchist milieu are given the misleading impression that a) classical anarchism is anarchism, b) anarchism is therefore an historical phenomenon, and thus c) there are no current manifestations of anarchist praxis.

For more information - Anarchist Speculations - The writings of John Moore

Anarchy & Nietzsche - by Shahin

Elephant Editions/Ardent Press

As publishers we believe that anarchism is the lens by which the rest of the world is examined. This means that all of the ideas that are otherwise owned by the bourgeoisie are ours. To do with what we will. To consume and make our body and mind strong. Nietzsche is a figure that is both owned by our enemies and entirely ours for the taking.

This book, freely available on the Anarchist Library, attempts to do what I am not Man, I am Dynamite failed to do, integrate Nietzsche firmly into the anarchist tradition. This is a project we approve of unconditionally.

Scratch a political ideal and you can uncover a view of human nature. Many of the stories these enlightenment philosophers told are now deeply embedded in the “common sense" of capitalist culture. One is the idea that humans are “economic agents", citizen-consumers who spend our lives pursuing comfort, wealth, or profit – our “self-interest". Even more basic is the idea that we are “rational subjects" at all, individuals who can, or at least should, make decisions by consciously calculating from a range of options, and can be held responsible for those choices. Revolutionary movements against capitalism have also used these “enlightenment" views of psychology, developing them in their own ways. For example, Marxist strands of socialism took on the same ideas of economic self-interest, and also the idea that work or productive labour is fundamental to our being. Nietzsche's psychological investigations attack many of these conventional myths. He says: if we look closely and honestly at how we are, we see that we are very far from being coherent rational subjects dedicated to the pursuit of peace, happiness and economic accumulation.

For more information - Anarchy & Nietzsche

For the freely available text

Feral Consciousness

Repartee

The Repartee imprint is books that integrate ideas that are normally owned by the academy into the anarchist tradition. This book, Feral Consciousness, is a furtive attempt towards a new (anarchistic) understanding of both Freud, especially his attitude in Civilization and Its Discontents and the Dionysian Nietzshe. Unlike other books that have covered similar topics in the past this one begins with a glossary of terms.

This is a solid attempt to build a bridge between the ideas of a set of dead European men and build a "Dionysian relationship--or what I call a rewild-feral, non-domesticated psychological state."

This book describes a way to retain/regain/reclaim what is Dionysian (instinctual, natural, passionate, joyful, authentic, free), using a method that is Apollonian (rational, unnatural, analytic). Language, first and foremost for example, is Apollonian in its structure. I hyper-exploit the Apollonian, which reveals itself as nihilist (I'll cover this more later), and arrive at the Dionysian. This journey is as follows, and I hope you find it as exciting as I do.

For more information - Feral Consciousness

Atassa: A Journal of eco-extremism

For many readers the first question they may ask upon picking up Atassa is "Where is the anarchy in this?" This is not the anarchism of an evolutionary (or revolutionary) transformation of this cold, bureaucratic world into a nicer, better world. It isn't about ideas. It is about something a lot more uncomfortable. It begins in the moment when Industrial Society and Its Future was translated into Spanish. The premise of that writing, much like the eco-extremist movement that Atassa journals, is that Civilization should be fought. The example of Ted Kaczynski is of what that fighting looks like: it isn't social, it isn't popular. It will probably end in failure and imprisonment.

ITS and other eco-extremists have denounced anarchism. But they have denounced it FROM within and not from the outside of anarchism. Their Wild Nature is similar to most other expressions of anti-civilization perspectives. Their anti-anarchism is an attempt to do what they did as anarchists better. Their anti-anarchism is similar to what post-left, second wave, and anti-state communists, are trying to say when they complain that anarchists often act as moralist, failure-as-a-form-of-life, close minded, parochial position. Often the position is the enemy of the goal and this is especially true as the failures of old strategies meet new (uncomfortable) approaches.

Eco-extremism is violent resistance that mimics the reflexive reaction of Wild Nature itself against what seeks to alienate and enslave all living and inanimate things. It is against the artificiality of modern society, and all that subjugates human instinct to a “higher end."

For more information - Atassa: Readings in eco-extremism

Elpis: The power of laughter is terrible and awful

This is a journal of pessimistic writing for an anarchist audience. It contains writings by pessimists and pessimist sympathizers... Pratt, Battaille, Zapfe, Noyes, Cioran, Leopardi, Popa, and Flueres explore the ramifications of, if not believing that things will get worse, then at least certainly not believing that things will get better. (Remember Virginia, pessimism is not the same thing as depression.)

The power of laughter is terrible and awful: anyone who has the courage to laugh is master over others, in the same way as anyone who has the courage to die.

For more information - Elpis Journal

Recent LBC Titles & Distro items

  1. Killing King Abacus collection
  2. Reprints from the UK Do or Die - Cracks in a Grey Sky
  3. 100 years of anarchist attacks - Smert Za Smert
  4. A collection of essays seeking the abolition of work - Abolish Work - Edited by Nick Ford
  5. Ardent Press Coloring Book
  6. To the Customers - The first severe critique of the Appelistas
  7. Blessed is the Flame - A great introduction to nihilism set in the context of concentration camp resistance
  8. Is Space the Place? Yes/No - A book that asks and answers the question of man & space travel

New LBC t-shirt

After several years we have finally got ourselves a silkscreen setup. Here is our first shirt.

Become an Intern

We have a living space (and good company) to offer someone who wants to intern with us and work on exciting anarchist projects for three months starting in late 2017. Contact us at our primary email for more information and logistics.

Our new catalog

This year we decided to eschew a paper catalog (and have since changed our mind). All of our original titles, imprints, cover art, and descriptions are now available in a nice and shiny PDF. Enjoy!

The rest

Want to help?

Are you in the Bay Area and would you like to help make LBC projects happen? Drop us a line.

Are you a writer?

Send manuscript proposals to us at info@lbc

Social Networking

Here is our dumb Twitter feed



Stupid Facebook

Politics is the enemy of anarchy, and it knows it.

Accomplice program changes

12/24/2016
by Admin Admin

The LBC accomplice program has been instrumental for us to publish a book a month over the past five years. We have published over 60 titles over the past years and do not plan on stopping any time soon. But this publishing has been exhausting and we do feel the need for a breather. We are hoping to publish closer to six books in 2017 rather than the eleven plus four journals we did in 2016. We already have two books (and at least one journal) lined up for the first quarter.

This means we need to change how we are organizing our relationship to our accomplices. Starting in 2017 we are more than halving the cost to become an accomplice. Starting now the cost to become an accomplice for a year is one payment of one hundred dollars.

Current accomplices will receive a phone call to discuss the specifics of this change and to check in.

Cheers.

Little Black Cart crew

On events and non-events in Portland

10/03/2016
by Admin Admin

On Sunday, August 21, Aragorn! and Little Black Cart held a discussion at Anarres Infoshop in Portland called "The fight against fascism isn't epic (but it seems like it is and that's part of the problem)." This was originally supposed to be a talk about the limitations of anarchist franchises, including antifascist organizing (outside of antifa), food not bombs, and anarchist bookfairs. it was going to be unusual in its focus on personal experience, which Aragorn! has a lot of on this topic. Unfortunately, due to the outrageous reactions on social media to the title, the original discussion was heavily modified. Aragorn!, who was attacked throughout multiple social media threads, did not feel comfortable opening up to the room. Instead, we had a less personal, but still engaged, discussion on a variety of topics of interest to anarchists, including the importance of infrastructure and doing projects with and for anarchists.

Before, during, and long after the discussion was finished, the threads filled up with comments misrepresenting Aragorn! and the Little Black Cart event at Anarres, framing it as anti-Antifa. Without any personal knowledge of the discussions being had, or the personal histories of the people involved, people associated LBC ideologically with our enemies. Alexander Reid Ross, in particular, who has a book in process that is a hit piece against newer forms of anarchism, was one of the main players suggesting that this talk was part of "creeping fascism." Apparently he saw the hand-wringing over the presentation as an opportunity to promote his own writing.

The tone of the social media threads was exactly what you'd expect from a social media witchhunt; plenty of comments attacking the presenter (as a stupid old man who doesn't know anything about antifa, one who must be high, is a hippie, is a liberal, etc.). Those of us who know him in real life, whether you like him or not, will laugh at these bizarre remarks, clearly made by people who have not only never met him, but apparently never even spoken to anyone who has met him. While this would hardly be worth mentioning, unfortunately, the manufactured online outrage has affected real life, in that the Sacramento group doing solidarity work for the anti-nazis attacked on June 26, has severed ties with us, despite the fact that the entirety of our connection was us giving them things to support their work. Their unhappiness with us was entirely on the basis of this two-day social media spectacle.

We have been accused of encouraging people to move away from anti-fascist and anti-racist work. What is true is that we want to open up space for conversation on how to make our attacks against the-world-as-it-is more effective, interesting, and sustainable. The fact that a conversation questioning tactics by one of the most dedicated anarchists you will find is so easily derailed should be of extreme concern to anyone else who is serious about the real fights that we are in. And the idea that this seems to be based entirely on people's insistence that their struggle is "epic," as if "epic" is a synonym for "good" is perhaps part of the problem.

All of us at Little Black Cart have in pointed, direct, and material ways supported and organized various anti-racist and anti-fascist actions for years. Some have for decades. We have planned events for anti-fascist prisoners, we have supported them on the outside, we have fought in the streets. One of us did a presentation against fascism at the last BASTARD conference. One of us was stabbed and almost died at the age of 20 by racists, who targeted him as the most outspoken of the anti-racists in Sacramento at the time. The same person started Sacrament Anti-Racist Action and was in Sacramento SHARP. Another of us was part of Berkeley Anti-Racist Action, as well as John Brown Anti-Klan committee, to mention just two pre-internet groups. The fact that all that experience is worth nothing to those who can't be bothered to do a minimal amount of research is just one more disappointment in this shit show.

Those of you who know us, know that this is just another bump, and not even a big one really, in a long and winding road. People's incapacity to have more sophisticated conversations is part of the reason LBC exists in the first place. I guess we have more work to do because people aren't hearing what we are saying.

What's New with LBC - Fall of 2016

10/03/2016
by Admin Admin

This summer was interesting. We went to Seattle, Portland, and we are headed to Los Angeles this weekend. Here is a little writeup on the dramedy in Portland.

We have an author on tour on the East Coast. Support Nick as he discusses the new book Abolish Work

We have a new PDF catalog available. We are looking for an Intern for next spring (April 2017). Email us at info@lbc

New Titles

Cracks in a Grey Sky

Ardent Press

Do or Die was ten issues of a very influential paper out of the UK. Subtitled Voices from the Ecological Resistance, it brought together a wide variety of voices and perspectives from around the world, but was especially meaningful for those who were fighting the monolith in urban spaces, sometimes in their own backyards, vs in the US, where much of the inspiration and activity came from places that could still be called wild.

This packed book is a collection of some of the best of the paper, including the one piece that people still know about, the especially-substantive "Down with the Empire, Up with the Spring!"... The folks at Ardent consider this an homage to the journal, as well as a reminder of some of the creative and fiesty actions and connections still possible in our increasingly concretized world.

For more information - Cracks in a Grey Sky

Smert za Smert

Ardent Press

This booklet is a lovingly compiled collection of historic events by anarchists and anons. It has been around in zine form for many years, and we're delighted to now make it accessible to more people.

Inspired by the chronologies in Green Anarchy and the tenacity of revolutionaries in Paul Avrich's The Russian Anarchists I tried to do something impossible: find and document every anarchist attack since Bakunin escaped Siberian exile in 1866 up to the time I was writing in 2005-2006.

For more information - Smert Za Smert

Abolish Work

LBC Books

Edited by Nick Ford

A collection of articles--ranging from the practical to the theoretical to the poetic--on doing without work. These pieces postulate scenarios of this society without work (including the use of robots to do what humans are currently needed for), describe the desirability of no-work for each of us individually, explore how work is a bad thing both personally and culturally, and offer suggestions on how to do less of it while holding down a job, as well as how to keep an appropriate relationship to it when necessary. While the editor is an anarchist, many of these essays have been lifted from the internet (with some very light editing), including authors who are not anarchists (notably multiple entries by John Danaher).

This text is a departure for LBC, as it is staunchly not-green, and tends toward a soft market-anarchist perspective. The editor considers it a challenge to LBC's readership, and it certainly counts as an interesting exercise.

The charming introduction is written by David D'Amato.

For more information - Abolish Work - Edited by Nick Ford

Recent LBC Titles

  1. A Crime Called Freedom - Writings of Os Cangaceiros Vol. 1
  2. Millenarian Rebels - Writings of Os Cangaceiros Vol. II
  3. Ardent Press Coloring Book
  4. To the Customers - The first severe critique of the Appelistas
  5. Blessed is the Flame - A great introduction to nihilism set in the context of concentration camp resistance
  6. Anarchist Ephemera - Peter Lamborn Wilson at his best
  7. Is Space the Place? Yes/No - A book that asks and answers the question of man & space travel

Become an Intern

We have a living space (and good company) to offer someone who wants to intern with us and work on exciting anarchist projects for three months starting in April 2017. Contact us at our primary email for more information and logistics.

Our new catalog

This year we decided to eschew a paper catalog (and have since changed our mind). All of our original titles, imprints, cover art, and descriptions are now available in a nice and shiny PDF. Enjoy!

The rest

Want to help?

Are you in the Bay Area and would you like to help make LBC projects happen? Drop us a line. We are now hosting an occasional LBC Salon that you can use to check out LBC if you are interested.

Are you a writer?

Send manuscript proposals to us at info@lbc

Social Networking

Here is our dumb Twitter feed



Stupid Facebook

Politics is the enemy of anarchy, and it knows it.

What's New with LBC - Summer 2016

07/14/2016
by Admin Admin

It is summertime at LBC which means parties, temperate weather (thanks to the Bay), and some new projects. We returned (about three weeks ago) from our grueling but amazing 12,000 mile (19300 KM) casual LBC tour around the US and Canada which included a visit to Montreal for their annual bookfair, Tulsa OK for their bookfair, British Columbia for the strange Nihilism.Hope event, Ontario for the book launch event for Blessed is the Flame, and all over the midwest for speaking and social events.

Thank you so much to all of the people who hosted, fed, and housed us throughout the trip. You are amazing!

We have a new PDF catalog available. We are looking for an Intern for this winter (January 2017). We still welcome new Accomplices!

New Titles

Ardent Press Coloring Book

Ardent Press

Up till now we have had limited options for children and children at heart. That starts to change with the new Ardent Press coloring book that relies heavily on the artwork of Flavio Costantini and his themes of anarchist attack and historical moments.

...He overcame the contraposition good/evil, here we find something that really moves Costantini: the fight of the individual against the society.
For more information - Ardent Press Coloring Book

A Crime Called Freedom - Writings of Os Cangaceiros Vol. 1

LBC Books

OS CANGACEIROS was a group of delinquents with nothing but contempt for the self-sacrificial ideology practiced by “specialists in armed struggle”. This uncontrollable band of social rebels wreaked havoc on the French state by attacking the infrastructures of oppression, supporting popular revolts, stealing and releasing secret blueprints for high-tech prisons, raiding the offices of corporate collaborators, and creating their lives in complete opposition to the world based on work. This volume, translated by Wolfi Landstreicher, is the first collection of the writings of Os Cangaceiros in English. It was originally published by the great Eberhardt Press and has been out of print for years.

Wolfi Landstreicher is the editor of the insurrectionary anarchist journal Willful Disobedience and publisher of Venomous Butterfly Publications. He has translated works by Renzo Novatore, Alfredo Bonanno and many other Italian-language anarchist publications. We would be a shadow of what we are if it were not for his work.

For more information - A Crime Called Freedom - Writings of Os Cangaceiros Vol. 1

Millenarian Rebels - Writings of Os Cangaceiros Vol. II

LBC Books

Outlaws of the Sertão - Translated by Wolfi Landstreicher

Members of the French revolutionary group Os Cangaceiros write about their fierce Brazilian namesakes, as well as the millenarian groups of the dispossessed and the urban poor who joined together in movements of social reform at the dawn of the 20th century, only to find themselves in an apocalyptic struggle with the Brazilian state.

I find the sympathy of the cangaceiros for the millenarian movements of their time interesting because their way of life in their world seems to parallel that of the Free Spirit movement of the middle ages. The Free Spirits are often described as millenarians, but their millenarianism was distinctly different from that of Conselheiro, Thomas Münzer, the Münster millenarians and most other millenarian movements. The distinction lies in the fact that the Free Spirits did not see the millennium as something that was going to come soon, but as something that already existed within them. Their perspective was not apocalyptic — aiming toward a future end of the world — but rather based in the immediate present. This is why the Free Spirits, while still using religious language, actually attacked the foundations of religion: dependence on an external supernatural power, hope in a heavenly future, faith in an external source of salvation.
For more information - Millenarian Rebels - Writings of Os Cangaceiros Vol. II

Civil or Subversive

Ardent Press

A bad dream haunts Capital’s social peace, the underclass excluded from production, disrespectful of the law, and hungry for the impossible dream of the modern consumer lifestyle. The ghettoised excluded are a large minority of the population largely without a stake in institutional mediation or a voice in the democratic arena and are the enemy within that the state fears while using as a scapegoat (immigrants, unemployed, lawbreakers, drug users, etc.). As Alfredo Bonanno predicted, the excluded have in general lost the common language with the included that formed the basis of the old reformism and social contract. The lack of major political violence and revolutionary struggle, and insurrections that have been sporadic and disorganised (in time and in consciousness), means that while the UK has a very strong democraticsocial (cross-class) tradition, it lacks the sort of conflictual tradition of other European countries. This is the political landscape of the UK within which the anarchist/far Left is firmly situated.

Since then other anarcho-insurrectionalists in the UK have further criticised the people we’ve come to term civil anarchists, who, like good citizens, continue to talk and walk the road of obedience to the State and the reactionary mores of Society. The liberalism and weakness of the extra-parliamentary anti-capitalist/anti-state social movements and political tendencies in the UK, and of the individuals who make up this spectrum, cannot be examined without looking at the social/class context here. While the insurrectionary current has never disappeared in the UK, it’s clear that (following the armed and conspiratorial Luddite insurgency in the early 19th century against industrialisation), antagonism from the exploited was subdued by a combination of state terrorism and the recuperative influence of trade unionism and democratic socialism.

This is a reprint of the Dark Matter (UK) text "Anarchism: civil or subversive"

For more information - Civil or Subversive - A Dark Matter publication

The BASTARD Chronicles 2016

Ardent Press

The third edition of presentations from the BASTARD conference, this year unthemed, with pieces on, for example, the drug industrial complex and the history of Leviathan, et al, and a performance piece on fascism, among others. This year the Chronicles also include some of the funnier surveys participants gave us. Multi-media!

For more information - The BASTARD Chronicles 2016

Recent LBC Titles

  1. To the Customers - The first severe critique of the Appelistas
  2. Blessed is the Flame - A great introduction to nihilism set in the context of concentration camp resistance
  3. Anarchist Ephemera - Peter Lamborn Wilson at his best
  4. Hostis 2 - Silver cover, sophomore journal, lot's of interesting contributions
  5. Insurgencies 2 - Insurrectionary strategy journal
  6. Everything Must Go - Bruno Astarian & Gilles Duave argue for an anti-work communization and for new thinking about insurrection
  7. Is Space the Place? Yes/No - A book that asks and answers the question of man & space travel

LBC Spring/Summer Tour

There is a set of personal reportbacks on the trip at Aragorn!'s blog. We continue to be thankful for the parts of the anarchist space that felt like home and we hope we entertained and were respectful to all the strangers, frenemies, and friends who we met and stayed with over this 10 week adventure.

See you next time (probably in 2017)

Become an Intern

We have a living space to offer someone who wants to intern with us and work on exciting anarchist projects for three months starting in January 2017. Contact us at our primary email for more information and logistics.

Our new catalog

This year we decided to eschew a paper catalog (and have since changed our mind). All of our original titles, imprints, cover art, and descriptions are now available in a nice and shiny PDF. Enjoy!

Become an Accomplice

This is the last year of our accomplice program! Don't miss a title. Do you like what we are trying to do with Little Black Cart? If you like a vibrant and engaged anarchist press, please consider helping us by becoming an LBC Accomplice!

For $20 / month (domestic, $40 international) you get every new title we publish (over 50 since 2012), 20% off of every Little Black Cart distribution item, and we start you out with a free book or t-shirt of your choosing.

Here is how to learn more about becoming an LBC Accomplice

The rest

Want to help?

Are you in the Bay Area and would you like to help make LBC projects happen? Drop us a line. We are now hosting a twice a month LBC Salon that you can use to check out LBC if you are interested.

Are you a writer?

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Announcing the casual LBC tour

04/03/2016
by Admin Admin

This Spring we (a two wheeled subset of LBC) plan on a big trip across the US. We'd like to visit your town. If you are in a town near where you see a gap of time please drop us a line at the Little Black Cart email address. This trip we are doing presentations on nihilism, anarchist decision making, and a new networking project.

Our hope with this tour is to stop at the places in between the cities. If you live in one of these places drop us a line and we'll stop and have coffee or a meal or something.

Here are our dates and the places we know we are stopping


April 17th - Portland OR: Anarres Infoshop
April 18th - Seattle WA: Left Bank Books
April 24th - Victoria BC: Camas books
April 25th - Vancouver BC: 38 Blood Alley
May 2-3rd - Minneapolis MN
May 6th-10th - Western Michigan
May 12thish - SE Michigan
May 16thish - Toronto
May 18th - Rochester NY
May 21st - Boston MA
May 28th - Montreal QC
June 2nd-4th - Ohio
June 5th - Bloomington
June 6th-8th - Chicago June 9th-11th - Midwest
June 11th - Oklahoma Bookfair
June 12th-on - Somewhere West of OK near the I40

What's New with LBC - Spring 2016

04/03/2016
by Admin Admin

Spring is looking great at the Little Black Cart with a lot of exciting activity around this quarter's titles. Five new titles! We are about to head out for our casual LBC tour. We have a new PDF catalog available. We are looking for an Intern for this summer. We still welcome new Accomplices!

New Titles

Anarchist Ephemera - by Peter Lamborn Wilson

Ardent Press

When Peter Lamborn Wilson sent us the pile of paper that eventually became this book (and the Spiritual series) we could not have been more delighted. Peter has been a writing machine for decades and it would be easy to miss out on the kind of writing that he does best. Punchy, idiosyncratic manifestos (of a sort). This collection of Peter's Anarchist Ephemera is filled with heart and astute observations.

All plans for "saving the world" ultimately rest on the assumption that humanity must undergo a change of heart. The paradox here is that if this change were to occur, no plans would be needed to bring about a "different world." The change of heart, the different consciousness, would be in itself the very shift in direction, the Reversion to human and spiritual values required for "salvation." Smash the machinic mind and there'd be no need to smash the actual machines.

For more information - Anarchist Ephemera

Blessed is the Flame - by Serafinski

Pistols Drawn

This book, with a name from a poem by a partisan fighter, takes two things that would not necessarily seem to go together, but that, on second thought, are made for each other.

An introduction to anarcho-nihilism becomes tales of resistance in the Nazi concentration camps, almost all of which failed (in the sense that the resisters died), and for which there was never much hope that they could do anything but fail, which are then analyzed in light of anarcho-nihilism.

This book is an excellent example of taking anarcho-nihilism seriously, as a call to action that has nothing to do with the expectation that we will succeed at making the world better.

For those who are confused about anarcho-nihilism, and also for those who use the word nihilism as a trendy way to talk about the same actions that leftists have been doing for decades, this text will be an especially helpful road sign.

What does it take to resist in absolutely futile and overwhelming situations? Inside of the Nazi concentration camps, places designed to eradicate all possibilities for resistance, inmates organized, sabotaged, and reflexively fought back against their oppressors. Within each of these stories we can find a simmering spirit of anarcho-nihilism, a tendency that challenges us to translate our feelngs of hopelessness into wild and joyous forms of attack. Because even if we don't stand a chance, we refuse to be led to the slaughter like sheep.

For more information - Blessed is the Flame

To the Customers - anon

Pistols Drawn

A scathing, witty, well-written, and partisan response by anonymous European insurrectionists, to the Tiqqun text To Our Friends specifically and also to the Invisible Committee and Tiqqun in general. While some of the critique is distinctly European, by and to people who have interacted on the streets and in each others' lives, the criticism is also aimed at and quite meaningful to those in the US who attempt to follow the model of the French folks in Tarnac.

It's not hard to grasp that for common mortals intent on making themselves pass for the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, there is only one sure method for making their words infallible: saying everything and its contrary. Flip through the pages of the Invisible Committee and you remain certain that every one of its statements, peremptory as befits a piece of evidence, will know a few pages later an equally peremptory denial. In this way, what it maintains will always be true and those who criticize it will support, by force of circumstance, the false.

For more information - To the Customers

New Journals - Hostis 2 and Insurgencies 2

Insurgencies 2

The second Insurgencies journal starts off with a bang, naming much of our activity (and moralizing) as militant activism. It does this in the context of Letter to the Anarchist Galaxy, a provocation that we can all reflect on. Insurgency 2 asks for the construction of new projects outside of old frameworks and logics. It offers little in the way of answers and instead attempts to ask better questions.

It continues from the previous issue with engaging questions of strategy ("No Time Like the Present" by William Haver), the ennuii of the current anarchist milieu ("On Existential Crisis, The Collapse of Doctrine and the Embracing of Impasses"), games ("Games we Play: Strategy, Rule-Sets, Ideology"), a strategy document of the anti-police movement ("Activism, Civil War, & Insurrection"), and counterinsurgency ("The Paradoxes of Counterinsurgency and the Rise of the Armed Inclusion").

This is a fantastic sophomore effort from the Insurgencies group. It defies the expectations of the first issue and will have me pondering its questions for some time. Public discussion of some of their questions would be a great addition. For more information - Insurgencies 2

Hostis 2

Herein lay a series of engagements and debates that are perfect for the journal format. Where lay the dangers of visibilty? What is the terrain by which cruelty (towards comrades and enemies) makes sense? How does vengeance inform a discussion about how to end patriarchy? What are the limits of war discourse?

Anyway, this fantastic issue contains some material that has sprung up online first. Beyond Recognition features

Five Theses on the Politics of Cruelty

A Letter to the Editor – Mary Nardini Gang

A Cautious Reply

La guerre veritable / The Real War - Anonymous

Contre l'état d'urgence, l'urgence de prendre la rue - Anonymous

Notes on People Who Have Been Surveilled by the Police or the State Asked to Take A Picture That Reveals Nothing About Them - Gabriel Saloman

The Tyranny of Imagery: Or, How to Escape the Zoopraxiscope - Anonymous

No Selves to Abolish: Afro-Pessimism, Anti-Politics, and The End of the World - K. Aarons

Peak Panik - Helge Peters and Johannes Büttner

This will be the talk of the Summer '16.

For more information - Hostis 2

Recent LBC Titles

  1. Everything Must Go - Bruno Astarian & Gilles Duave argue for an anti-work communization and for new thinking about insurrection
  2. Worker's Book of 50 Sectarian Crossword Puzzles - A crossword book containing content spanning the anarchist galaxy
  3. Is Space the Place? Yes/No - A book that asks and answers the question of man & space travel
  4. Tiqqun and the Matter of Bloom in Contemporary Political Philosophy - A secondary book about Tiqqun and their ideas
  5. Art as Resistance - A pretty book about the Autonomen and their artistic expression.
  6. Black Eye - A book about the Lower East Side of NYC in the 80s, it's decay, and what some friends tried to do about it.

LBC Spring/Summer Tour

We are heading out in a few weeks for a casual LBC tour. We'll be talking about anarchist decision making, a new LBC newspaper, and anarchist nihilism. We'll mostly be following the US/Canadian border and be in Vicotria, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Michigan, Ohio, Quebec, New York, Chicago, and back along the I-80. If you want us to schedule a stop in your neighborhood drop us a line. We'll advertise the full list as it's updated at our Little Black Cart News site.

Become an Intern

We want to start this section by thanking our out-going intern, Bellamy (and N), who has been stalwart and fun and persnickety in all the right ways during their internship with us. We appreciate the work, humor, and the thoughtfulness. Which brings us to...

We have a living space to offer someone who wants to intern with us and work on exciting anarchist projects for three months starting in June or July 2016. Contact us at our primary email for more information and logistics.

Our new catalog

This year we have decided to eschew a paper catalog. All of our original titles, imprints, cover art, and descriptions are now available in a nice and shiny PDF. Enjoy!

Become an Accomplice

This is the last year of our accomplice program! Don't miss a title. Do you like what we are trying to do with Little Black Cart? If you like a vibrant and engaged anarchist press, please consider helping us by becoming an LBC Accomplice!

For $20 / month (domestic, $40 international) you get every new title we publish (over 50 since 2012), 20% off of every Little Black Cart distribution item, and we start you out with a free book or t-shirt of your choosing.

Here is how to learn more about becoming an LBC Accomplice

The rest

Want to help?

Are you in the Bay Area and would you like to help make LBC projects happen? Drop us a line.

Are you a writer?

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What's New with LBC - Winter 2016

01/21/2016
by Admin Admin

What's New with LBC - Winter 2016

A lot has changed in the past quarter. The heat of summer finally abated and the El Nino rains have begun! There has been a noticeable downtick in drama around these parts and the fourth annual East Bay Book & Conversation Event went swimmingly. We are very proud of the titles we have to offer you this quarter and look forward to your feedback.

New Titles

Everything Must Go - by Bruno Astarian & Gilles Duavé

LBC Books

Bruno Astarian argues, from a Marxist perspective, that communization must be anti-work; discusses what makes an insurrection (and what makes it special); introduces (among many things) a more granular definition for capital and the concepts of non-value, and devaloration. The Astarian pieces lead to the final part of the book, by Dauve, who continues the discussion of insurrections, international and in various times, their limitations and opportunities. Dauve also brings limits to technology into the equation, arguing appropriateness.

Common sense sometimes is our most deceptive ally: it hammers in the idea that after defeating the State, we must re-start production in order to fulfil real and pressing needs. Not in a capitalist way, of course: obviously we must self-organise an economy with no boss, no profit, no value accumulation. (...) It is not a matter of empty stomachs aiming at being fed, but of creating social relations with fellow proles. The insurgents' first need is to come together to arm themselves with whatever weapons are available. Only in extreme cases do men and women want to eat only to stay alive, and it is in these cases, starving in a concentration camp for instance, that social bonds are the most disconnected. Otherwise, the first human need is the need for another human being: the theoretical difficulty is to divest this principle of its usual idealist mind-set.

- Gilles Duavé

For more information - Everything Must Go


Is Space the Place? Yes/No

Ardent Press

Modeled on the old-school science fiction Ace doubles here is a fun and quirky tête-bêche format book that addresses the question of the best relationship of current-day humans to non-earth terrain(s). Reprints from the surreal Association of Autonomous Astronauts are the bulk of one side (which demonstrate editoral ambivalence), while the other features pieces by science fiction authors, among others, and both yea and nay have heartfelt introductions from the editors.

For more information - Is Space the Place? Yes/No

Tiqqun and the Matter of Bloom in Contemporary Political Philosophy - by Pedro José Mariblanca Corrales

Repartee

A brand new piece from Spain on the meaning and relevance of Tiqqun's analysis and activity for a larger, more vibrant movement. Part of our ongoing series on the impact that Tiqqun and related project have had on the anarchist space starting with the publication of "The Theory of Bloom"

Negation is important to Tiqqun. However, negation only creates movement. Negation is opposition and opposition is not enough. The insurrection is interesting as a negation--it implies rupture--but the rupture needs something else, it needs to create its own temporality. This temporality can be that of the communes, but if the communes represent the outside that moves inside, how can these dialectical realities be interconnected? Tiqqun defends desertion, but deserting means fleeing. Thus there is no interrelation between the outside and the inside.

For more information - Tiqqun and the Matter of Bloom in Contemporary Political Philosophy

Worker's Book of 50 Sectarian Crosswords

Ardent Press

For those anarchistnews fans who miss Worker's acerbic and insightful bon mots on modern-day anarchy and anarchists, here is a fix (however temporary) for you. Fifty crossword puzzles of occasionally ludicrous difficulty for your education and amusement.

Anarchistnews.org is the most popular, utilized, and non-sectarian news source pertaining to anarchists in North America. Its open commenting system continues to be one of the few spaces in which anarchists, nationally and internationally, converse about topics of the day, challenge each other, and critically engage with a wide variety of issues and events. Worker retired from running the site after eleven years... Since then they have reflected on their time in the daily trenches of running the site, and this book is the result. These crossword puzzles speak to the years of comment threads, the ridiculousness and wonderfulness of the anarchist space in North America, and finally the absurdity of working with cantankerous, stubborn, and self-righteous people by way of essay or manifesto. These puzzles should probably be done by a reading group or a group of friends. They are supposed to make you think, laugh, and perhaps smack your head. A more perfect metaphor for North American anarchism cannot be found.

For more information - 50 Sectarian Crossword Puzzles

Recent LBC Titles

  1. Art as Resistance - A pretty book about the Autonomen and their artistic expression.
  2. Black Eye - A book about the Lower East Side of NYC in the 80s, it's decay, and what some friends tried to do about it.
  3. Breaking Loose - Ron Sakolsky writes contra despair and our choices to self-repress.
  4. It's Crazy How Many Things do not Exist Jean-Pierre Voyer has been an unorthodox post-Situationist for four decades+. He is woefully unknown in North America, here is an attempt to change that.
  5. The Manual for Revolutionary Leaders. - What to do and how to do it.

Become an Accomplice

This is the last year of our accomplice program! Don't miss a title. Do you like what we are trying to do with Little Black Cart? If you like a vibrant and engaged anarchist press, please consider helping us by becoming an LBC Accomplice!

For $20 / month (domestic, $40 international) you get every new title we publish (over 50 since 2012), 20% off of every Little Black Cart distribution item, and we start you out with a free book or t-shirt of your choosing.

This quarter our accomplices received three books, a magazine, a zine, a great new zine, and a newspaper that is not listed on the LBC site!

Here is how to learn more about becoming an LBC Accomplice

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What's New with LBC - Summer 2015

07/13/2015
by Admin Admin

Now that the dogs have recovered from the pyrotechnic celebration of Colonization, Neoliberalism, and Nationalism we are ready to announce our Summer titles for 2015. This summer features one homage, some mischievousness, and some new titles on old themes.

Spring was eventful this year. Alongside the solid Bay Area bookfair and our sister project the BASTARD conference, were Montreal, NYC, and the brand new (and energetic and affirming) Orange County bookfair. We can't wait to see what they do next year.

The big internal news for us was the purchase of a Challenge Titan 200 paper cutter. Sexy pictorial to come (follow @lbcbooks for more).

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New Titles

The Manual for Revolutionary Leaders

Ardent Press

Ardent Press is delighted to re-print an offering from Red and Black (1972) that substantively addresses the lack of a revolutionary/insurrectionary movement and places the blame squarely at the feet of the (community) leaders where it belongs.

This is a text that is more than forty years old yet is still relevant, presented here are a series of quotations, expository writings, and vignettes that will clarify many of the issues plaguing today's committed radicals.

If we were going to change one thing about this Manual for Revolutionary Leaders today it would be the title. If there is one lesson to draw from the political work our comrades have done over the past four decades it is the lesson of Seattle, of Occupy, and of the anti-racist work done today in the streets all over the US: the lesson is that leadership isn't about one person. Leadership is about your neighborhood, it's about your elders, and it's about Community. A better title for this book, that we beg you to consider as you read the colloquial terms used in the original text, would be A Manual for Revolutionary Community Leaders. It is in the spirit of contributing to that community that we share this new edition.

-from the new introduction, by A. Blankee

Check out The Manual for Revolutionary Leaders - by M. Velli

Instead of Work

LBC Books

Finally the essay the Abolition of Work is back in print!

With a fine, nostalgic, introduction by famed SF author Bruce Sterling this a new collection of Bob Black's essays on work, intractable foe of human capacity and imagination. It is an attack on the false compromises of better work condition, reduced work hours, or work privileges (a contradiction in terms if there ever was). It is a clear-eyed critical demand for a world without mediocrity, and therefore without work!

Check out Instead of Work by Bob Black

The BASTARD Chronicles 2015

The second set of the Chronicles, being write-ups and thoughts about the presentations at the BASTARD Conference. The Berkeley Anarchist Students of Theory And Research & Development (BASTARD) Conference has been held the day after the San Francisco Anarchist Book Fair for 15 years.

This year's theme was "Utopia and other Science Fictions", and the Chronicles includes some of the best workshops of the day: The Other Black Hoodies: Monasticism and Anarchist Utopias; LIBER NIHIL: the Book of Nothing/Magickal Nihilism; Attached to Happiness with a Chain: on slavery and BDSM in the work of Samuel Delany, as well as write ups about subversive films, the point and process of imagining our own utopias, critical thinking as a practice, Philip K. Dick the genius/the wingnut, the issues with commodification, and to start the whole day out, an awesome talk by Nick Mamatas on Hard Science and Soft Utopias.

Check out BASTARD Chronicles 2015

Recent LBC Titles

  1. LBC Review 2014
  2. The Impossible, Patience - Alejandro de Acosta's gift to us regarding language and nihilism.
  3. Hostis - Cruelty
  4. Insurgencies #1

New Publishers

Enemy Combatant Publications

Enemy Combatants is a new publishing entity from a rotating list of ghost towns around North America. Their beautiful risograph pamphlets (three so far) are sure to entice your next date if placed on your coffee table. Delicious!

What's New with LBC - Spring 2015

05/05/2015
by Admin Admin

Now that the NY and Bay Area bookfairs (and BASTARD Conference!!!) are over we have a moment of repose... Until the Orange County Anarchist Bookfair in two weeks, then we'll be at Montreal a week later!

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New Website

After a long period of time we have finally updated our website. It's at Little Black Cart

 Make sure to also check out our 2015 poster/catalog created by Hunter.

Live the chaos!

Free Publications

For Spring we have released a few free publications for your entertainment...

  1. Black Seed #3 - The third issue of a Green Anarchist publication
  2. The Anvil #5 - The fifth issue of our popular & anarchist culture magazine
  3. LBC Review 2014 - The downloadable version of our annual LBC review

New Journals

Check out LBC Review 2014 (print version)

The second LBC Review, offering a selection of excerpts from titles LBC Books has produced over 2014, including Canenero; Disruptive Elements; The Impossible, Patience; Spiritual Journeys of an Anarchist; Anarcho-Pessimism; The Black Bloc Papers; Here... at the Center of a World in Revolt; Huye, Hombre, Huye; The Dictionary of Unhappiness; I saw fire; How to Live Now or Never; and the journals, BASTARD Chronicles 2014; Dangerous Constellations; Insurgencies; Hostis, and the forward to the new edition of Letters of Insurgents.

Other Journals

New Titles

Become an Accomplice

This quarter our accomplices are helping us finance a new cutter and a long cold winter. If you like a vibrant and engaged anarchist press, please consider helping us by becoming an LBC Accomplice!

For $20 / month (domestic, $40 international) you get every new title we publish (over 50 since 2012), 20% off of every Little Black Cart distribution item, and we start you out with a free book or t-shirt of your choosing.

Here is how to learn more about becoming an LBC Accomplice

Upcoming

Upcoming titles includes Instead of Work by Bob Black; Art as Resistance on the art of the Autonomen movement; A manual for revolutionary leaders of the community (a very special book); the Black Eye collection; The enquête... by Jean-Pierre Voyer, and someday... a Post-Left Reader.