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