The Library Needs You!!!

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yasmin
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The Library Needs You!!!

Postby yasmin » Wed Sep 21, 2005 12:47 pm

Oh la...

The forest library is about to undergo a major revamp, but this cannot happen without your help!... It's simple:

1 - You tell me what books/mags/zines/newsletters you recommend/are-madly-in-love-with/would-think-it-cool-if-everyone-had-free-access-to.
2 - I get on people's backs to give us said books/mags/zines/newsletters for free.
3 - They oblige.
4 - The forest library grows and blossoms and we all live happily ever after, spreading the joy of wisdom to all who come our way.
5 - We take over the world.*

So please please - Even if you think it's obvious, suggest it! If it's not an obvious suggestion, even better... But anything will do. You can email me, or write a wee list and pop it in the wee box in the library corner.

Mercy boo coup.

Yasmin ;-)




* Step 5 is optional.
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Yeah!

Postby Chisholm » Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:56 am

We need to get some fucking balls and get the library going ASAP! Help Yasmin, cos' its worth it....the Forest NEEDS a library of some sort....think about the power of text....we could ahve book groups and everything....
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Postby ravanwin » Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:20 pm

here are some books and magazine ideas. i know some of the mags are trashy. but cia nights needs an overwhemling amount of trashy images. feed the monster. some literary magazines and good books in here to. do what u think. (letme know if you want help blagging publishers...)

ry

Magazines:

Time
Newsweek
The Economist
Esquire
Maxim
Arena
The New Yorker
National Geographic
Paste
National Geographic
National Geographic Traveler
Rolling Stone
Utne Reader
Mother Jones
Stanford Social Inovation Review
The National Review
NME
MOJO
Harper’s Magazine
In These Times
Progressive
Crisis
EXTRA (the newsletter of fair)
AdBusters


Mental Floss
Radar
Weekly World News
Activist
Dispatches
Anarchy

Private Eye

Bookmarks

Interview

London Review Of Books
The Paris Review
Granta
Poetry
Zoetrope
Alaska Quaterly Review
The Mossouri Review
Kenyon Review
McSweeny’s


BOOKS:

All of Us: poetry of raymond carver
Revenge of the Lawn: Richard Brautigan
Breaking The News : How the Media Undermine American Democracy (Vintage): James Fallows
AGE OF MISSING INFORMATION: BILL McKibben (also, THE END OF NATURE)
· Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman
· Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television by Jerry Mander
· Essential McLuhan by Marshall McLuhan
Anything by Barry Lopez would be great too.
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Postby Jane » Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:52 pm

such a lack of porn on your lists ry, never would have expected...


revenge of the lawn = genius.
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Postby Gaz » Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:36 pm

Yasmin...

Can we donate books and magazines?

Perhaps we could have a donations box to help get the library of the ground. Any crap received doesn't need to be kept. You never know what treasures we might get.
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Postby yasmin » Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:23 pm

it's a done deal...x
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Postby Will » Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:18 pm

'Resurgence' is a pretty good magazine on art/spirituality/ecology etc and you might be able to get a suscription in return for an article, because they have a 'grassroots' section which is all about community based stuff, which forest is made to be in!

positive news is also cool, and i think may even be free, though im not certain, im pretty sure it's free with some other purlications, eg living lightly, which is also good.

edit: also i just returned a very good book to a fried which is called 'one straw revolution' and is about natural farming, but very well done and a nice book, bit of a classic as well.
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Postby Jimmy Bastard » Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:15 pm

Other magazines
Zembla
Vice
Viz
Creative

Books

Planet Simpson
The mole who knew it was none of his business
David Shrigley
Film/TV scripts
Bill Drummond 45/Bad Wisdom
Woody Allen Complete Prose
Iain Sinclair
James Elroy My Dark Places
Julian Cope The Modern Antiquarian
Simon Armitage All Points North
RE/SEARCH Pranks Edition
Hakim Bey
Robert Anton Wilson
Terrence McKenna
Anthony Lane Nobody's Perfect
Kenneth Tynan
Pauline Kael
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Postby isabelle » Sat Oct 15, 2005 3:47 pm

Hi, are you guys still wanting books for the library? There has been lots of move at the flat and there is a pile of books we were going to take to charity shops. but you can have them and look throught hem yourself if you like? Not sure what they are though, could be mostly fiction.
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Postby ravanwin » Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:50 pm

maybe good for the free shop?
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