At Modern Times we’re not just interested in selling books. We understand that we fill a niche in the indie bookstore world, but we also see our mission as being a resource and community center for our neighbors. We believe that struggles for racial, economic, gender, and ecological justice are all connected, and work to support these struggles through our community partnerships.
As we expand into the new event & meeting space at the rear of the store this June 2012, we’re looking forward to creating new connections and sustaining existing ones to local organizations, groups, and our varied overlapping communities.
Most recently, we’ve partnered with The University of The Commons, a Collective of teachers, artists, activists, scholars, writers, and students dedicated to offering FREE university level classes. UOTC will be hosting classes at Modern Times through the summer (and possibly beyond, TBD).
Too, we have a new addition to our regular event rotation: join HAVOQ/SF Pride @ Work for a monthly prisoner penpal & study night to “create relationships of friendship, support, and solidarity between inside and outside folks and help break isolation for incarcerated members of our communities.”(MCPC) -supporting and with support from the Montreal Prisoner Correspondence Project and Black & Pink.
Find both the UOTC classes and HAVOQ’s penpal night on our calendar.
For outside groups, our event space is available to rent for meetings, workshops, etc. at reasonably priced sliding scale rates. If you/your organization is interested, please send us a letter of inquiry with a bit about your project.