Spartacus Books is a nonprofit, volunteer-run bookstore and resource centre. The store has been run collectively for 50 years. You can find us at 1983 Commercial Drive.

Our hours are as follows: Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. We close at 7:00PM on the 6th, 14th, and 22nd of every month.

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Basis of Unity

Spartacus Books is a collectively run infoshop located on the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

We share information and resources with individuals and communities of diverse radical tendencies in order to build relationships of struggle that reflect our values

To provide an example of what other worlds are possible, we recognize that how we do things is as important as what we do. We work toward an anti-colonial and anti-capitalist practice based on mutual aid, equity, rejection of hierarchy, and consensus within an anti-oppression framework, understanding that all oppressions are fundamentally linked. As a part of confronting domination in all of its forms, we challenge the reproduction of oppressive politics within our personal lives.

We are connected to struggles for liberation across time and space, which we look to for inspiration in the face of cascading ecological collapse. Despite the odds being against us, we understand that the struggle is continuous, and we persevere.

Books & More

Spartacus is the go-to resource for anti-capitalist, political books not found in big-box bookstores.


Fiction & Non-fiction
Graphic Novels
Children’s Books



Unique Items

Patches & Buttons

We have an unparalleled selection of academic and scholarly publications including journals and books and hard-to-find publishers that aren’t available anywhere else in Vancouver. Spartacus carries a diverse and up-to-date selection of books in fields such as:

Race and Society
Community Organizing
Queer studies
Radical Theory
Indigenous Fiction and Non-fiction
Poetry and fiction
Literary Criticism
Science Fiction

Looking for a specific title? Call us at 604.688.6138 or email us at info@spartacusbooks.net to see if it’s in stock. If it’s not, we will happily order it for you – for no additional charge!

We have an excellent selection of journals and magazines, for example the latest issues of Adbusters, Bitch, Briarpatch, Communities, Endnotes, Herizons, Jacobin, New Internationalist, Rethinking Schools, Roar Magazine, World War 3 Illustrated, and Z Magazine.

Spartacus has an amazingly huge collection of nowhere-else-to-be-found zines by local and non-local activists, poets and writers! We also sell patches, badges, t-shirts, and posters. We have a growing selection of literature in French, German, Esperanto, and Spanish.

Get Involved

Spartacus is a nonprofit, volunteer-run store. We provide a free space for community events, internet use, learning, and fun!


Join the collective! As a volunteer you can take on a weekly shift at the store, organize events, promote Spartacus on- and off-line, or take on other tasks based on your interests. If you are interested in volunteering at Spartacus, please submit an application by clicking the button below.

Become a member!

Spartacus is supported in part by the generous donations of numerous community members. All donors to Spartacus become Spartacus members – and receive 10% off all purchases for an entire year, along with access to our DVD rentals! If you are interested in making a donation to Spartacus, you can click the button below to join our Patreon, or come by the store and talk to the collective member on shift.

A big thank you to all of our supporters, volunteers, and donors who have enabled us to provide anti-capitalist, political literature and events to Vancouver/Coast Salish Territories for over 50 years!