Greetings, friends! With the Seattle Anarchist Book Fair coming up this weekend, we wanted to offer the community a list of books that you might want to add to your wishlists.

Each of these books was given to PSJBGC members by Will Van Spronsen, a comrade and former member who died at the Northwest Detention Center.

Will is a beautiful soul who cares about justice, and that shows in his book choices.

The Reading List:

  • Wobblies and Zapatistas - Staughton Lynd and Andrej Grubacic
  • Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism - Peter Marshall
  • John Brown’s Body - Stephen Vincent Benet
  • Small Arms Visual Encyclopedia - Martin J Dougherty
  • The Nazi Seizure of Power - William Sheridan Allen
  • Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War - Tony Horwitz
  • A Rule Is To Break: A Child’s Guide to Anarchy - John & Jana
  • Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center - bell hooks
  • Autonomy Is in Our Hearts: Zapatista Autonomous Government through the Lens of the Tsotsil Language - Dylan Eldredge Fitzwater
  • Anarchist Cuba: Countercultural Politics in the Early Twentieth Century - Kirwin Shaffer
  • The Monkey Wrench Gang - Edward Abbey
  • From Crisis to Communisation - Gilles Dauve
  • The Moral Economy of The Peasant: Rebellion and Subsistence in Southeast Asia - James C. Scott
  • Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women’s Work - Jenny Brown
  • Women and the Subversion of the Community: A Marianosa Dalla Costa Reader - Cammille Barbagallo
  • The Sound of Things Falling - Juan Gabriel Vasquez
  • Negroes With Guns - Robert F. Williams
  • Power and Powerlessness: Quiscence and Rebellion in an Appalachian Valley - John Gaventa
  • Mutual Aid For Survival: The Case of the Mexican American - Jose Amaro Hernandez
  • Vision on Fire: Emma Goldman on the Spanish Revolution - Edited by David Porter
  • Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution - Peter Kropotkin
  • Deep Green Resistance - Aric McBay, Lierre Kieth, Derrick Jensen
  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Bullshit Jobs - David Graeber
  • Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective - Scott Crow
  • The Murray Bookchin Reader - Edited by Janet Biehl
  • The Anarchist Expropriators: Buenaventura Durruti and Argentina’s Working Class Robin Hoods - Osvaldo Bayer
  • A People’s History of the United States - Howard Zinn
  • Difficult Freedom: Essays on Judaism - Emmaunel Levinas

Willem Van Spronsen's last letter, and books