About the Appalachian Liberation Library

The library in 2017 in its original location

The Appalachian Liberation Library came out of the Northeast TN People’s Movement in 2017 and now operates as entirely its own project.

The library provides free community access to our growing collection of books, pamphlets, periodicals, and other materials focused on justice, liberation, and the historical struggles for both. It also provides a free space for people to socialize, a place for folks to go out to that requires no outlay of cash.

In 2018, we moved to our current space on West Market Street, allowing us to expand our offerings to include cultural and educational events, such as films, readings, book clubs, art exhibits, and classes.

An entirely volunteer organization, we tend to have limited hours. Check the website sidebar for current open times.

The expanded library on West Market. As of this update, we have about 1200 books in our collection.