Dollars & Sense becomes the Book Liberation Front

by Chris Sturr | October 30, 2006

Dollars & Sense has temporarily transformed itself into the Book Liberation Front.

The warehouse where we have stored our book inventory for several years is doubling its minimum monthly storage fee on November 1. Soon after we got the news, we found a new home for the books at Encuentro 5—the fifth floor of the UNITE HERE building in Boston which, thanks to the efforts of Mass Global Action, serves as a super-groovy shared work/gathering/event space for many local progressive organizations. All that remained was to move the books.

That, dear blog reader, is where you come in. If you’re local and free on Tuesday, October 31, you can join the Book Liberation Front.

The task might seem daunting to some, but with enough strong backs, sharp brains, and willing hands, moving and organizing three tons of books should be a snap!

The BLF knows this from direct experience—on Friday, the original 8 BLF members (D&S Business Manager Esther Cervantes, her partner John-Paul Ferguson, Bruno and another warehouse worker whose name we didn’t catch, Kim Foltz and Suren Moodliar of Mass Global Action, and two other men from the new building—huge thanks to all!) loaded one ton of books into a cargo van, drove them to Boston, unloaded them onto the sidewalk, and moved them up to Encuentro 5. It only took half a day. With an increased BLF membership, the rest of the move could be even easier.

The rest of the move happens on Tuesday, October 31. We’ll need people:

  • At Encuentro 5 during the day on Tuesday, to organize the books that we have already unloaded, and to help us unload the rest of the books from the truck when we arrive (afternoon); and
  • At Encuentro 5 after work on Tuesday, to help us organize the books that we unloaded earlier.

In exchange for your efforts, we can offer pizza, beer, camaraderie, and an introduction to the lovely Encuentro 5.

If you’re available and willing, Encuentro 5 is on the fifth floor of the UNITE HERE building at 33 Harrison Ave in Boston (map). It’s less than a five minute walk down Essex Street from the Chinatown stop on the orange line: turn right from Essex onto Harrison; 33 Harrison is a block or so from that intersection.

And, if you can’t make it, you can always support the BLF by donating to the pizza and beer fund.

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