What are Occupy Wall Streeters Reading?

Gabe Habash -- October 13th, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street Library (also known as The People’s Library), maintained by a number of volunteers, has been getting lots of press coverage (here, here and here). Among the titles to be found (all of which are listed at LibraryThing), is everything from Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra to Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy.

Now, thanks to Chelsea Green Publishing, the People’s Library can expect 1,500 new books–a number that more than doubles their current inventory of 962. The books are composed of 20 titles from Chelsea Green’s catalog, including Economics Unmasked, The Challenge to Power and The End of Money and the Future of Civilization. Chelsea Green, which has a focus on books on the politics and practice of sustainable living (they’ve printed books on recycled paper since 1985), sent the books to Occupy Wall Streeters c/o the UPS store on Fulton Street. The publisher hopes that “this might inspire other publishers to get into the act and on the side of the people.”

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