Houston By The Book: Sedition Books

Billed as "Houston's Only Anarchist Infoshop," Sedition Books is also likely our city's most unorthodox bookstore. Located at 901 Richmond, next to the late, great Proletariat space, the small shop has been providing a resource for the radical community for two and a half years - although this is the third location in the shop's six-year history.

The walls and windows are littered with flyers and posters advertising everything from upcoming concerts and events to anti-capitalist messages. Near the counter, a collection of homemade patches is for sale - including a ridiculously cool Smiths/Morrissey patch that we purchased for our comrade Adam Newton - and a large calendar keeps track of scheduled events. A warning over the Richmond Ave entrance reminds everyone that Sedition is a library environment, so keep the volume at a respectable level. At the window counter, a few people sit on laptops, utilizing the shop's wireless internet, while books smother the opposite wall.

Sedition is run by a collective of people, so Art Attack spoke with three of its members - Adam, Alex & Bugga - to learn more about the shop. "It's important to note that this place doesn't have one solid definition," Bugga states. "There's a politic that defines us, but it's more a living space in the way that it adapts to what people need at the time."

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Marc Brubaker
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