The perpetually hip neighborhood of Northside may be known for its dining and bars, but tucked away on Knowlton Street is the newly established heart of the progressive community — SoapBox Books and Zines, a nonprofit, non-hierarchical, volunteer-run community space with a serious mission.
According to SoapBox’s website (soapboxbooks.org), the organization “distributes alternative media, provides the community with access to information and promotes independent and critical thinking,” similar to other infoshops around the world. The topics of the radical books and zines (self-published magazines usually produced by a photocopier) available at SoapBox range from feminism to philosophy. The space is also used for meetings, community-building projects, events, skill-sharing and education.
SOAPBOX (1415 Knowlton St. Northside) hosts a fall potluck and open house Thursday at 6 p.m. More info: soapboxbooks.org.