Liberation Library Book Club

October 4, 2020

  • 90 min

For the Mind:
The Liberation Library Book Club

Oedipus El Rey by Luis Alfaro: Sunday, October 4th from 2-3:30pm

Cost: Pay-What-You-Will, Suggested Donation. If you’d like to reserve a spot at a different price point, please contact the Box Office at

You can purchase the script here >>

In the spirit of Woolly’s new Liberation Library - a free digital resource lab curated in an effort to critique and combat colonialism, racism, ableism, sexism, and countless other “-isms” that are used as tools of oppression, we’ve decided to start our very own book club!

Join us as we examine seminal social justice texts, and unite them with some of our favorite Woolly projects - kind of like our own Woolly version of a wine pairing. We will then come together to discuss how each text deepens our understanding of the other. In response to the civil unrest of this summer, this fall and summer we will focus on deepening our understanding of anti-racism.

Registration Deadlines:
Friday, October 2nd (for class on Sunday, October 4th) 

Where to find books

Want to try a bookseller other than Amazon? For hard copies, check out Bookshop. They have all books in stock, and you can choose to direct the proceeds to any Bookstore they are partnered with. Some Black-owned bookstores you can support via Bookshop include:

Brave + Kind Bookshop
Elizabeth’s Bookshop and Writing Center
Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery
Harriett's Bookshop
Brain Lair Books
Cafe con Libros, Feminist Bookstore & Coffee Shop
The Lit. Bar
Cultured Books
Books and Crannies
Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books
Loyalty Bookstores
Fulton Street Books and Coffee
Solid State Books

E-books of SISTER OUTSIDER, BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, and THE NEW JIM CROW are available for free from the DC Public Library. 

E-books for Sister Outsider, Between the World and Me, Ain’t I a Woman and The New Jim Crow are also available for purchase via The Key bookstore.

Where to Find Plays

BLKS is available for sale from Dramatists Play Service.

Bootycandy is available for sale from Bookshop (see our section on Where to Find Books for more details about how to use Bookshop to support Black-owned bookstore).