Lucy Parsons Center

Business Type: Bookstore

358A Centre Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02130

Phone: (617) 267-6272


The Center is open every day. Our hours are 12 - 9 PM on Monday - Friday, and 1 - 7 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Lucy Parsons Center has a well-stocked bookstore with new and used books and more than 200 magazines, newspapers, and journals, covering every wing of the progressive movement. We also carry posters, bumper stickers, t-shirt, cards, and pins. There are low-priced used and bargain books in addition to new titles, Spanish-language books, and children's books.

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I love the Lucy Parson's

I love the Lucy Parson's Center. Whenever I want to read a book that I can't find at a local library, my first stop for finding a copy is always Lucy Parson's, because I would much rather support awesome radical anarchists than a soulless megacorp like Amazon. But hey, that's just how us crazy leftists swing. :)

Don't let the lack of clientele (the story has always been empty when I've been in, save for a person or two working at the desk) put you off, just consider it your own private book sanctuary. There are racks of underground zines as well as mainstream magazines that cover all sorts of issues from LGBTQI and feminism, workers rights and unions, environmentalism and veganism. The books are divided into sections and you can usually find books both new and used.

Lucy Parson's also carries Slingshots, the awesome radical organizer, which usually come out in October or November.

I really like the people who work here, though I don't know any of them, they're usually very helpful and willing to have a conversation about books, current events, or their upcoming movie night.

Another awesome thing about Lucy Parson's is their restroom. It's clean, they let patrons use it, and it's covered with awesome posters and radical bumper stickers.

Definitely check this place out if you're into awesome indie bookstores or are tired of the lack of awesome radical books in soulless stores such as Barnes and Noble.

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