Occupy Seattle Library Needs Books


One of my most memorable book signings took place at the Occupy Seattle Library. It’s located just around the corner from Elliot Bay Books, one of Seattle’s finest independent bookstores. The day I visited the encampment, Adrienne Sevilla, standing on my right, had just been appointed Head Librarian three days before. The tent library has roughly fifty books. Her co-worker Darlene Nordyke, holds a masters in library science and is currently out of work, so she’s donating time here along with Adrienne and others. To learn more about Occupy Seattle and how you might support them, visit http://occupyseattle.org.

Meanwhile, Occupy New York City’s library lost thousands of books in a police raid. Democracynow.org reported, “In a press conference held last week, civil rights attorney Norman Siegel revealed that property taken in the raid filled 26 sanitation trucks and nearly 80 percent of the roughly 4,000 books housed in the so-called Peoples’ Library were either destroyed or never returned.” For more details visit:www.deomcracynow.org