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1804 Books, a not-for-profit bookstore at the People’s Forum, is your shop for socialist literature and revolutionary theory. We're a community bookstore in NYC with accessible, internationalist resources for political education, organizing, and movement building. In 1804, the Haitian people overthrew colonialism and white supremacy, and made the dream of liberation a reality. 1804 Books gathers the theory and histories we need to continue the struggle for liberation!

You can browse our collection, attend events and classes at the People’s Forum, and see our Political Education website. 



The People’s Forum is an accessible educational and cultural space in New York City that nurtures the next generation of visionaries and organizers who believe that through collective action a new world is possible.

Our space serves as a movement incubator for working class and marginalized communities to build unity across historic lines of division at home and abroad. We are a group of organizers, educators, visionaries, cultural workers, thinkers and fighters committed to the systemic transformation of a society rooted in equity, justice and human dignity. 

Visit our website to learn more!

All proceeds from the bookstore go directly back into the People’s Forum programming!