Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse

Red Emma's is a worker cooperative and family of projects dedicated to autonomy, sustainability, participatory democracy, and solidarity. Since 2004, our space has been a grassroots answer to the collapse of civic infrastructure, a radical gathering place and experiment in self-organized education, all made possible by a horizontally organized collective of folks who own the underlying business cooperatively. We also serve some amazing ethically sourced food and a fine cup of transparently traded coffee.


30 West North Avenue Baltimore, MD 21201

Radical Technologies

Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life. Radical Technologies argues that the new technologies transfiguring our lives come at a great cost. From smartphones, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality to cryptocurrency, 3D-printing and the “smart city,” Adam forces us to reconsider our relationship with the networked objects, services and spaces that define us. It is time to re-evaluate the Silicon Valley consensus determining the future.

Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Stone Hill: A Baltimore Oral History

An oral history of the little neighborhood of Stone Hill starts with the emergence of Baltimore as a major port; the voracious need for canvas in the age of sail; the assemblage of capital to harness water power, build mills, install machinery; and to construct housing for the workers who operated that machinery.

Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Assembly: Michael Hardt

Book Talk with Michael Hardt, Author of Assembly. With the rise of right-wing political parties in many countries, the question of how we organize democratically and effectively has become increasingly urgent.

Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 7:30 - 9:30 PM

INFOSESSION: North Avenue Knowledge Exchange

Everyone is a learner, Everyone is a teacher! Join us at Red Emma's Coffeehouse and Bookstore on Sunday September 17, 2017 3:00pm to learn about how you can teach or learn with the North Avenue Knowledge Exchange.

Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse
Sunday, September 17, 2017 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Politics from the Bottom

Politics from the Bottom is an attempt to shift focus from politics as a separate higher institution to everyday oppression and resistance. Station North Arts district has been cultivated in the middle of the black community between Greenmount West, and the communities bordering North Avenue. It is politically important for members of the Station North community, to have a constructive engagement which is responsive to everyday conditions.

Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse
Saturday, April 21, 2018 2:00 - 3:30 PM