La Libre is an alternative bookstore. From our subversive shelves, we spread and distribute titles, materials, and information critical of the establishment, promoting social alternatives rather than commercial ones. As a Self-Managed Social Center, La Libre is an open space where we self-manage our culture, information, contacts, and way of organizing– a free and collective life.
We are a node of connection between diverse people in interested in and involved with social topics. We organize screenings, talks, recitals, book talks, workshops, small expositions, etc. Here culture is not a good to be consumed, it’s a movement of ideas and proposals. For that reason we are also a Librería Asociativa (Associative Bookstore). The project is self-managed through a horizontally-organized assembly consisting of a dozen participants. However, adventure is only possible through collaboration with many others. This is an autonomous initiative, it does not receive any grants. It is not a profitable activity. The money earned from selling materials and the contributions of members go entirely to maintaining La Libre, none of those working for the organization receive any kind of economic compensation. Source