Radykalna teoria nie ma nic do stracenia i do szanowania. Krytykuje siebie, jak i wszystko inne. Nie jest doktryną, którą trzeba przyjąć na wiarę, ale prowizorycznym uogólnieniem, które wymaga ciągłej weryfikacji.
Ken Knabb

Anarchist library

rozbrat.org

Through tens of years of communist dictatorship any studies about the idea and history of anarchist movement were appearing less than rarely, and most often, and to put it mildly – not in a very objective way. After the rebirth of anarchist movement in Poland, a slow process of finding and de-deceiving its roots. The anarchist publishers’ natural reluctance towards national libraries and also not very active winning collections over by employed librarians who got used to "obligatory copy" caused the situation that unofficial publications were almost unavailable. There were and still are private archives but they can be used by only few people.

Poznan's Anarchist Library was founded in 1997 inside squat "Rozbrat" in a small room. With time, the collection was becoming larger and larger and the activity of the Library was more and more popular. The number of people using the Library was increasing and people interested in collecting materials about anarchism as sources for their scientific essays started to appear. After moving the collection to a bigger room separate section of the Library – Archive was created. In archive only documents and later also book publications have been kept.

The Library is situated in the buildings of Rozbrat squat, it is opened three days a week. Currently, it is the largest and the longest functioning anarchist library in Poland. It is the largest and the longest functioning liberation library in Poland. Its collection is divided into archive and lending library. In archive there are documents, posters, books, magazines etc. describing the anarchist activity in Poland and abroad and about other social movements – you can use them only on the spot.

The Library still tries to support other librarian initiatives by e.g. sharing with the double copies and sharing with the experience.

We are trying as much as we can to perform scientific researches and to publish them in forms of studies, with what we are presenting historical facts about our movement that have not been widely known. Once in a while we organize presentations of collections on one concrete topic e.g. publications of underground printing, magazines from between WW I and WW II, art.-zines or poetry volumes from underground printing. As Library together "Trojka" Fellowship we started to publish pamphlets about the Library’s collection. Since the beginning we are trying to get in touch with other places like this in Poland and abroad, we use them to get new and exchange collections.

 

The Library is sustained by its own funds from selling its publications and support from its symaptizers and co-founders.

If you are willing to support the library, please send books, magazines or donations to the following by our postal address:

Biblioteka Anarchistyczna,
P.O. Box 5, 60 - 966 Poznan 31; Poland

or write us: Adres poczty elektronicznej jest chroniony przed robotami spamującymi. W przeglądarce musi być włączona obsługa JavaScript, żeby go zobaczyć.

During the duty hours there is a telephone available:
(+48) 61 848 46 72

Open from Wednesday to Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Contacts

Rozbrat squat
Pułaskiego Street 21a, Poznan, Poland see the map

Post send:

P.O. Box 5, 60 - 966 Poznan 31, Poland

Phone during the opening hours of the Anarchist library: (+48) 061 8484672

If you want:

- ask about Anarchist Federation, organize at Rozbrat a cultural orpolitical meeting, discussion, film screening etc.: write to fa-poznan@rozbrat.org
- visit us: write to baza@rozbrat.org
- play a gig: write to bands@rozbrat.org

Activity

Rozbrat squat

Since the beginning of the 1990's groups of Poznan freedom movement wanted to have their own premises. During that very active...

Anarchist Federation

The Anarchist Federation aims at abolishing all social structures and laws that restrict personal freedom in any way - the...

Workers' Initiative

Not without a reason, the birth of modern anarchist movement in Poland is said to be on 1st May 1983, when the group of the...

Trojka Publishing House

Trojka Publishing House was started in 1994. It originated as an idea to share interesting books found in antique bookshops...

Anarchist Black Cross

The ABC group of Poznan has been existing continuously since 1996. In this period, according to the acquired experience,...

Anarchist library

Through tens of years of communist dictatorship any studies about the idea and history of anarchist movement were appearing...

Food not bombs

Food not bombs is a world-wide initiative of handing out free vegetarian meals to the unprivileged. The first action was...

Critical mass

It takes place every last Friday of a month. People gather in the very center of Poznan, where they start their drive through...

Other activity

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module by Inspiration

Publications

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The Anarchist Review, no.9/2009

Publications :: 19 maja ::

The Anarchist Review, no.9/2009

The magazine is published twice a year to present articles from the field of radical social critique and practice of alternative political concepts from Poland and abroad. The Editorial collective is part of the anarchist movement in Poznan, Poland; who are also engaged in other projects such as the Bractwo...

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The Anarchist Review - Issue No. 8, 2008/09

Publications :: 13 lutego ::

The Anarchist Review - Issue No. 8, 2008/09

The magazine is published twice a year to present articles from the field of radical social critique and practice of alternative political concepts from Poland and abroad. The Editorial collective is part of the anarchist movement in Poznan, Poland; who are also engaged in other projects such as the Bractwo...

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The Anarchist Review - Issue No. 7, 2008

Publications :: 13 lutego ::

CHAPTER: LATIN AMERICA – STRATEGIES OF DOMINATION, WAYS OF RESISTANCEJarosław Urbański "Slavery and a birth of the capitalism”Beverly J. Silver, Eric Slater "Revolution of Caribbean slaves at the turn of the XVIII and XIX century "Jan Sowa "Roots of inequalities. Significance of colonialism for the development of the capitalism”Maciek Wiśniewski...

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