Bound Together Anarchist Collective Bookstore

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Bound Together Anarchist Collective Bookstore

Bound Together Anarchist Collective Bookstore is an anarchist bookstore and visitor attraction in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. Its Lonely Planet review in 2016, commenting on its multiple activities, states that it "makes us tools of the state look like slackers".[1]

Members of the collective started the Prisoners Literature Project which has sent books to imprisoned persons for more than 30 years, as of 2016.[2][3]

It coordinates the annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair.[4]

It is at located at 1369 Haight Street. It was founded in 1976 and operated at the corner of Hayes St. and Ashbury St. from then until 1983. Some of the early members included Richard Tetenbaum and Joey Cain.[2] It was named "Bound Together Bookstore" during the 1976-83 period, then took on the formal name "Bound Together: An Anarchist Collective Bookstore".[5]

The store's side is decorated by a mural titled "Anarchists of the Americas". A restoration of the mural was dedicated on November 1, 2006.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Books in The Haight & Hayes Valley: Bound Together Anarchist Book Collective". Lonely Planet. Retrieved November 30, 2016. Since 1976 this volunteer-run, nonprofit anarchist bookstore has kept free thinkers supplied with organic permaculture manuals, prison literature and radical comics, while coordinating the annual spring Anarchist Book Fair and restoring its 'Anarchists of the Americas' storefront mural – makes us tools of the state look like slackers.
  2. ^ a b Diana Fan (February 5, 2015). "Bound Together: A Look Inside Haight Street's Anarchist Bookstore". Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  3. ^ "Prisoners Literature Project".
  4. ^ "Bound Together Anarchist Collective Bookstore". Bound Together Bookstore Collective. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  5. ^ Primary Source (pen-name). "Bound Together: An Anarchist Collective Bookstore". Found. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  6. ^ "New Bound Together mural dedicated".
  7. ^ "Mural: Anarchists of the Americas". Bound Together Books.

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Coordinates: 37°46′13″N 122°26′41″W / 37.7702°N 122.4447°W / 37.7702; -122.4447