Photos of the Mayday

I was curious to check out Mayday Books in Minneapolis on a recent stop at the University of Minnesota. Hadn’t ever been there before.

Pretty cool little shop, if you’re into the lefty, pro-labor, off-the-grid radical type of vibe. There is a lot to look at, from the little stuffed Che Guevara on one shelf to a pretty imposing portrait of labor icon Eugene Debs, in full prison garb. And quite a few books to browse, naturally.

The guy working there–and I regret I didn’t write down his name–was kind enough to let me take a few snaps. So here are a couple of them.

Mayday Books, Photo by Kevin Featherly

Mayday Books, Photo by Kevin Featherly

Mayday Books, Minneapolis. Photo by Kevin Featherly

Mayday Books, Minneapolis. Photo by Kevin Featherly

Mayday Books, Minneapolis. Photo by Kevin Featherly

Mayday Books, Minneapolis. Photo by Kevin Featherly

Thanks to Mayday for selling me a copy of Joseph Stiglitz’s “The Price of Inequality,” and especially for giving me the free CD of union folk songs by the Twin Cities Labor Chorus.

Late Addition: My reliable buddy (and consummate political cartoonist) Kirk Anderson informs me that the store volunteer’s name is Craig. That likely would make him Craig Palmer, who reputedly is the longest-serving volunteer at Mayday.

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