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Important Videos from Revolution Books

"Why I Follow Bob Avakian, An Old White Guy Who's the Most Radical Revolutionary on the Planet... And Why You Should Too!" A talk by Carl Dix at Revolution Books NY on July 30, 2021.

The International Emergency Campaign to Free Iran’s Political Prisoners and Revolution Books in Harlem and Berkeley present Heroism for Our Times--Free Iran's Political Prisoners NOW: An Afternoon of Solidarity and Resistance. Held September 25, 2021.

A program dedicated to 60th Anniversary of Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth featuring Cornel West in conversation with Andy Zee. Held September 29, 2021.

In November 2019, revolutionary artist Dread Scott brought together hundreds of re-enactors in a powerful performance piece. In period costume, they retraced the path of the largest rebellion of enslaved people in U.S. history, the German Coast Uprising of 1811 in Louisiana. Scott in conversation with Andy Zee at Revolution Books in New York on December 3, 2021.

Statement of Purpose

Revolution Books... about the world,
for a radically different world

At a moment when the planet and future of humanity are in peril...when so many are agonizing over where things are headed yet dreaming of something far better...Revolution Books is where you find the way out of the madness. Here the search for the truth meets the poetic spirit— with books, authors, films, and performance. Here you find the most radical revolution in the work and leadership of Bob Avakian who has developed the new communism aimed at the emancipation of humanity. A revolution to overthrow this system, and create a society and world in which human beings can truly flourish and the imagination can soar. Welcome to Revolution Books.

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Bob Avakian on the Moment

Bob Avakian,
the New Communism,
and the Real Revolution

Why We Need An Actual Revolution And How We Can Really Make Revolution, Parts 1 and 2, a major speech by Bob Avakian

If you have hungered for fundamental change, but did not know where to begin… this filmed speech will give you the map you need and the way to connect.

Watch It... Spread It... Fund It...

Getting to know Bob Avakian

NCBecause of Bob Avakian and the work he has done over several decades, summing up the positive and negative experience of the communist revolution so far, and drawing from a broad range of human experience, there is a new synthesis of communism that has been brought forward — there really is a viable vision and strategy for a radically new, and much better, society and world, and there is the crucial leadership that is needed to carry forward the struggle toward that goal.

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Herb Boyd on Revolution Books and the legacy of independent bookstores in Harlem

Coming Programs and Events

Friday, March 24, 7pm

A Presentation by Carl Dix and Discussion on:
The Imperialist Proxy War over Ukraine and the Looming Danger of World War 3

If you're NOT willing... Come to RB this Friday.

Carl will get into:
► What's behind the war over Ukraine
► Why this is NOT a battle between democracy and autocracy
► Why America is NOT a force for good in the world
► Where the interests of humanity lie in this urgent moment

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CARL DIX is a long-time revolutionary. He is a follower of the revolutionary leader Bob Avakian. In 1970, Carl was part of the largest refusal of GIs to go to Vietnam and served time in Leavenworth military prison.

Reserve your seat here.
This event is in-person, masks required and provided.

If you can't get to Harlem, email or call RevBooks for Zoom Link:, 212-691-3345.

Tuesday, April 11, 7pm

Author Geraldine Brooks presents her acclaimed historical novel Horse, about an enslaved groom, the race horse he helped bring to greatness, and the unrelenting racism from the Confederacy down to today.

"The Industrialization of Sexual Exploitation and Global Capitalism... OR Why 'Sex Work' Is NOT 'Agency,' But Degradation and Nightmare... And Why We Need Revolution," a presentation by Raymond Lotta, political economist and spokesperson for Revolution Books in Harlem, on March 1, 2023. The presentation was followed by discussion with the audience.

"Why Defunding the Police and Abolishing Prisons Under This System Are Dangerous Illusions...Especially When a Real Revolution to Overthrow the Whole Damn System Has Become More Possible!" Featuring Carl Dix and held at Revolution Books NY on February 4, 2023. #TyreNichols #BlackLivesMatter #Revolution #CarlDix #RevolutionBooks #DefundthePolice #AbolishPrisons #GeorgeFloyd #socialism #communism #FTP #ACAB # #BobAvakian #WhiteSupremacy

"The Fight for Abortion Rights and the Emancipation of Women" held at Revolution Books on the 50th Anniversary of Roe v Wade, featuring Sunsara Taylor, co-initiator of RiseUp4AbortionRights and co-host of the RNL Show, and Fran Luck, founder and executive producer of Joy of Resistance @ WBAI

"Saxophone Colossus: The Life and Music of Sonny Rollins" with author Aidan Levy, held at Revolution Books NY on December 7, 2022.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Caroline Elkins, with her book "Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire," joined by Maya Jasanoff, author of "The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Globalized World," and Raymond Lotta, writer for and a spokesperson for Revolution Books. Held at Revolution Books on September 30, 2022.

Dorothy Roberts' new book "TORN APART: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families-- and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World." Co-Hosted by Revolution Books and Rise at Revolution Books on April 16, 2022.

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