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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Where are you located?

1804 Books is located at The People’s Forum, located at 320 West 37th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues) in New York City, USA. 

What is the People’s Forum?

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. 

All bookstore proceeds go directly to The People’s Forum programming.

Visit our website to learn more and attend virtual events and courses!


What are your browsing hours?

EVERY DAY that The People's Forum is open! Starting June 1, our summer hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 9pm!

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we use USPS International. Expect higher shipping costs for international.

How soon can I expect my order to arrive?

We are a close-knit, small team! We will be shipping every Wednesday and Friday and will provide a tracking number.

What if a book is sold out?

We are closely monitoring our inventory to ensure we replenish as soon as a book is out of stock! If you'd like to bring it to our attention, please send an email at We'd love to hear from you!


As we have a small collection, we do not currently accept returns and refunds. For any major concerns regarding this, please email and we will get back to you ASAP.

Why the name “1804 Books”?

In 1804, the Haitian people overthrew colonialism and white supremacy, and made the dream of liberation a reality. In naming 1804 we honor the first victorious Revolution of the oppressed on the planet and commit to continue building their path of internationalism.