From Ashley Brooke Roberts, Seven Stories Press:
In honor of the festival of brutal late-capitalist commerce that the day after Thanksgiving, or Black Friday, has become in America, Seven Stories Press wishes to offer — as our contribution to the alternative tradition of celebrating the day after Thanksgiving as Buy Nothing Day — free copies of some of our titles, drawn from the Seven Stories list of titles featuring voices of conscience and works of the imagination from authors including Howard Zinn, Ariel Dorfman, Kristin Dawkins, Kate Braverman, Barry Gifford, Nelson Algren, Rick DeMarinis, Hattie Gossett, Ralph Nader, and more.
The free titles will be available from noon to 4 PM EST on Friday, November 27, 2009. We’ll have a limited number of copies available of each title, which will be up on our website soon. Each customer can take a copy of one book, which will ship with a free catalog and a chapbook containing the opening chapters from our Fall 2009 lead fiction title, The Old Garden by Hwang Sok-yong. No payment of any kind is required — no book price, no shipping, nothing. The books are absolutely free. All that’s required is that you create an account with sevenstories.com, allowing you to buy books from us in the future at a 25% discount, if and when you choose.
This is a perfect chance to discover some of the authors from the Seven Stories Press list, and to intellectually arm yourself for the coming holiday season. Keep up to date by following our Twitter and Facebook feeds, and we’ll see you on Buy Nothing Day 2009.