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Spartacus Books is a nonprofit, volunteer-run bookstore and resource centre. The store has been run collectively for over 40 years.

Our storefront is currently closed so we can better engage is social distancing and protect our community. We are still offering free book deliveries  anywhere in the so-called Vancouver area. And you can reach us by email anytime or by phone Monday-Friday from 11AM-4PM.

Basis of Unity

Spartacus Books is a collectively run infoshop located on the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓ilwətaʔɬ (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.

Free Book Delivery!

Spartacus Books is now offering free delivery in the so-called Vancouver area. Just click the button below to request a delivery from us. Give us a book title or a preferred subject and we will find you good things to read!

We have an online inventory website at inv.spartacusbooks.net. You can use this to search for authors or browse our categories.

Get your quarantine reads, some cool free zines, and support our space 🙂

Delivery safety

We are doing our best to keep folks safe while delivering books.

  • We are continuing to regularly sanitize our space.
  • We are regularly washing our hands.
  • We are limiting the amount of volunteers which come into the space to only what is necessary.
  • Nobody outside our collective has come into contact with our on-hand books starting from Saturday March 21st.
  • We are holding incoming packages and donations for a day to give any pathogens on them time to live out their life.
  • We will do ‘no-contact’ deliveries if you are able to pay ahead of time (e-transfer or credit card on the phone) or leave cash in an envelope for us.

Feel free to reach out to us via email at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

Books & More

Spartacus is the go-to resource for anti-capitalist, political books not found in big-box bookstores. You can browse our online inventory at https://inv.spartacusbooks.net, it is updated daily.

Books

Fiction & Non-fiction
Graphic Novels
Children’s Books

Periodicals

Magazines
Journals
Newspapers

Unique Items

Zines
Patches & Buttons
Consignment

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:

Anarchy
Race and Society
Community Organizing
Gender
Queer studies
Feminism
Radical Theory
First Nations
Prisons
Poetry and fiction
DIY
Ecology
Literary Criticism
Art
History
Marxism
Science Fiction

Looking for a specific title? Call us at 604.688.6138 or email us at [email protected] 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.

Contact

Spartacus is located at:
3378 Findlay Street
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territory
Vancouver, BC V5N 4E7
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As of March 23rd, our storefront is closed. We are still offering deliveries throughout the week. We are able to accept phone calls from 11AM-4PM Monday-Friday and email anytime.

You can reach us by email at [email protected] and by phone at 604-688-6138. Sign up for our email newsletter.