Our Project

Our mission is to help create an enduring space for meeting, participating, and engaging in discussions and struggles that push toward something radically different. We strive to be sensitive to our collective and individual differences in experience, privilege, and oppression while forming connections across the lines that can separate and segregate us from one another.

Books, Zines, & More

Our carefully curated selection of radical books, zines, posters, and ephemera contain the stories, experiences, struggles, and ideas that shape revolt in the current moment. Feel free to browse the shelves or ask one of our volunteers to point you toward something that could change your life.

Volunteer-Run Collective

Monkeywrench Books is run by an all-volunteer staff who approach decision-making collectively. We are absolutely not-for-profit; our revenue goes directly to the project and helps us keep our doors open.

Coffee & You?

Unfortunately, Red Rabbit Cooperative Bakery went the way of the dinosaurs. We have coffee that we’re happy to share, but are looking for a new vendor to fill up the space that RR was getting ready.

Events & Meetings

We have hosted film screenings, musical performances, general assemblies, brunches, author presentations, and much more. You can also catch us around town, tabling at other community events. Join us for an event or host your own.

Social Center

With plenty of seating, Monkeywrench Books is be the perfect place to collaborate, make connections, and build relationships with others who want more than the best this world has to offer.

Keep It Local

Monkeywrench Books is a project that both keeps its eye on the tensions, changes, struggles and organizing efforts that are currently shaping the Austin area, as well as takes the time to explore the history of the place on which we sit.
At Monkeywrench Books, the following things are not tolerated: sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and/or any other behavior that is hateful and has the effect of policing others. While we acknowledge that it is impossible to create an entirely safe space, we do what is in our power to create a store environment that mitigates the effects of the intersecting systems of oppression that influence our lives.