Spartacus Books is a nonprofit, volunteer-run bookstore and resource centre in Vancouver, B.C. The store has been run collectively for 50 years.

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 carry 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

Spartacus also 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 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.

Apartheid-Free / Pro-Justice
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