Infoshop now at 979 e 5th Ave

The Infoshop is renting space from the Third Hand Bike Coop. The Third Hand Bike Coop purchased a large 4,000 sq ft building near I71 at 5th Avenue and St Clair and has installed solar panels !

The address is 979 e 5th ave, about a five minute bike ride east of the old Infoshop location, on the same street.

This is a great time to get involved.

- Hold your event or meeting at the Infoshop -

Mission Statement

The Sporeprint infoshop is a non-hierarchical, volunteer-run, not-for-profit social center. It is a safe space for independent thinking, face-to-face communication, skill sharing, community-building projects, and the distribution of alternative media to further social, political, and environmental consciousness.


Our collective is a non-hierarchical, consensus-based group in which all efforts to organize, maintain, and operate the resource center are completely voluntary. Monetary donations pay the rent and monthly utility bills. All materials and resources in the infoshop have been freely donated and are likewise freely maintained at the shop for the public's use.

Safe Space

In order to work together in dismantling oppression within our culture and ourselves, we must acknowledge that we have been on both ends of privilege and oppression, and that only by supporting and listening to each other can we build healthy individuals and communities. We are all highly capable learners and teachers, who must exercise both of these talents in order to create alternatives to the culture of domination.

The Sporeprint Infoshop is a safe space where we are all learning to rid ourselves of that oppression. Through self-awareness and humility we can interact in radically different ways, free of language and behavior that values any person or people over another.

Face-to-Face Communication

Dialogue and conversation are crucial to personal and social growth. Sporeprint intentionally provides space that offers and atmosphere conducive to public meetings and chance interaction.

Community Building Projects

The infoshop serves as a common ground for individuals to launch community-based and community-initiated projects. Our intent is to provide a space where these projects can grow, empowering participants and strengthening their relationships with friends and neighbors.

Distribution of Alternative Media

The infoshop distributes alternative media, including zines, community newsletters, and other independent literature that challenges the status quo, is not often discussed, or is hard to find. This is our way of encouraging independent thinking and alternatives to mass media.

Books from Sporeprint's Library:

Back to Eden Cookbook
Critical Mass: Bicycling's Defiant Celebration
Inner Circle
The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure
Remnants of Belief: Contemporary Constitutional Issues
Nations of Emigrants: Shifting Boundaries of Citizenship in El Salvador and the United States
Le Morte D' Arthur
Living More With Less
Common-sense Compost Making by the Quick Return Method
Gideon's Trumpet
Technology and Culture: An Anthology
A Machine That Would Go of Itself: The Constitution in American Culture
The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans and Heretics
Mysteries Of Life And The Universe: New Essays From America's Finest Writers On Science
Acupressure for Everybody
New Forms of Worker Organization: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class Struggle Unionism
Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen?: Exit Polls, Election Fraud, and the Official Count
The Pocket Calculator Game Book
Making the Commons Work
Centuries of Solace: Expressions of Maternal Grief in Popular Literature
View the complete library at:
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