"Burning Books exemplifies the sort of undertaking essential to the survival of critical consciousness in this society. Every community worthy of the name needs at least one such locus of sociopolitical/intellectual ferment. The efforts of its instigators to not only continue but expand and amplify their activities are deserving of all possible support." - Ward Churchill



Burning Books is a radical bookstore in Buffalo, NY. We opened in September of 2009 on the anniversary of the Attica prison uprising.

We focus exclusively on social justice issues and work to support individuals and movements that are struggling against oppression and domination in all its forms. We have a highly curated selection of titles dealing with activism, race, antifascism, environmentalism, colonialism, indigenisim, capitalism, feminism, queer studies, animal liberation, class, disability, and more; including books for children, middle graders, and young adults. We also carry posters, games and gift items - all following our mission of social justice and sustainability.

Through our speaker series, we bring vital perspectives from authors and activists around the country to discuss paths towards positive change in our world.

We are happy to be a partner of - and the main distributor for - the Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners yearly calendar, which acts as a major fundraiser for U.S. Political Prisoner support across the country.

Please consider joining Friends of Burning Books!

If you'd like to help ensure that the kind of radical and empowering ideas that Burning Books has fostered remain alive and kicking, please take a moment to sign up for Friends of Burning Books.