About the Appalachian Liberation Library

The Appalachian Liberation Library came out of the Northeast TN People’s Movement in 2017, and has since moved under the auspices of the Workers Alliance of Northeast Tennessee, where it continues to operate as essentially 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.

In 2018, we are moving to a larger space, which will allow us to expand our offerings to include cultural and educational events, such as films, readings, book clubs, art exhibits, and classes, as well as mutual aid projects.

One of our most basic anti-capitalist mutual aid projects is to simply offer free space for people to socialize, a place for folks to go out to that requires no outlay of cash.