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Fourth Annual Book Sale and Benefit for Daniel McGowan

What: 4th Annual Benefit Book Sale for Daniel McGowan
When: 11am to 8 pm, Sunday August 30th, 2009 [rain date: Sunday September 13th]
Where: Book Thug Nation (Bedford Avenue at North 6th Street in Brooklyn)

Daniel McGowan is an environmental and social justice activist from New York City, now a political prisoner held in the Communication Management Unit at USP Marion. He’s serving a seven-year sentence in federal prison for his role in two arsons claimed by the Earth Liberation Front in Oregon, 2001. Daniel was raised in Rockaway Beach, Queens and has boasted of having lived in almost every borough of NYC. He has been active in everything from rainforest preservation to indigenous rights to political-prisoner support to military counter-recruitment. At the time of his arrest, December 7th 2005, Daniel was also working at WomensLaw.org, an organization that assists survivors of domestic violence, and pursuing a degree in acupuncture. He is due to be released from prison on June 5th, 2013. For more information on Daniel and CMUs please visit supportdaniel.org

On Sunday August 30th (rain date Sunday, September 13th) we’re planning an all-day book sale to raise money for Daniel McGowan’s legal defense and commissary fund. The sale will be held at the Book Thug Nation book tables on Bedford Avenue and North 6th Street in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Along with great books at cheap prices, there will be music, a table with Daniel t-shirts, merchandise and literature and maybe even some free food!

To make the sale happen we NEED your book donations. Please see the list of guidelines below for what to donate. The best way to donate is to bring your books to Bedford Avenue early on the day of the sale. We’ll be there starting at 9am to accept books. Donations can also be made in advance of the sale at the Book Thug Nation tables on most nice days leading up to the sale. To make arrangements for donating, please contact the organizers of the sale at krazdale at gmail dot com

Donation Guidelines

-Contemporary and Classic Literary Fiction (e.g. Murakami, Nabokov, Plath, Safran Foer, Hemingway, Didion, Poe, Bolano, etc.)
-Non Fiction on topics such as-
Women’s Studies
African American
Eastern Religion
Alternative Health/Nutrition
-Dictionaries and Thesauruses (these books will be donated directly to NYC Books Through Bars)

Books we DON’T want:
-Pulp fiction, a.k.a drug store paperbacks, best-sellers (e.g. Danielle Steele, Michael Crichton, Anne Rice, Tom Clancy, et cetera)
-Cook Books
-Self Help

Books that aren’t sold on the day of the sale will either be sold on the internet to raise money for Daniel or donated to NYC Books Through Bars.

Brought to you by Book Thug Nation

Categories: Daniel McGowan
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