Writers Plan to Reoccupy and Restock the People’s Library Tonight

6335063622 59721ed506 Writers Plan to Reoccupy and Restock the Peoples Library TonightZuccotti Park is still barricaded off and its reopening depends on a forthcoming decision by a Manhattan judge. Regardless of the outcome, book lovers are planning to gather in Liberty Plaza* with books in hand at 6:00 p.m. tonight to rebuild the People’s Library.

“Authors will bring their books, readers will bring their favorite books to donate and together we will rebuild to create the revolution this country needs,” says a post on the People’s Library blog.

The fate of the 5,000 library books donated to the Occupy Wall Street library is not entirely certain but eyewitnesses reported the books were thrown into a dumpster. And, as librarian Mandy Henk wrote us, “if the Kitchen and the Library were in the same dumpster, the books are gone.  Sigh.”

More details of tonight’s gathering are here. [*UPDATE: The Facebook page notes the location might change. Currently it is listed as Foley Square instead of Liberty Plaza]



  1. Don’t forget to bring plenty of crayons for the Occu-kiddies to play with!

  2. Reality_Check says:

    MargaretAtwood claims:  “NYPD destroyed #ows library of 5k books. What precedence does this set?”

    If it were true, and that is a big if, then it would mean that you should own,  or legally lease,  the land you establish a library on,  before placing any books in it.

    When you steal or otherwise take control of someone else’s property you should expect to be inconvenienced when the police return the property to the rightful owner.

  3. Reality_Check says:

    Police in New York have returned control of the Park to the park’s rightful owner.

    The amazing part in all this is that a radical left wing judge in New York state actually thought she could rewrite the United States Constitution, and take away private property rights,  before President Obama put her on the Supreme Court.