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Events at People’s Co-op Bookstore

May 28th, 2024

People’s Co-op Bookstore is hosting an event featuring Michael Kluckner, illustrator of the graphic novel, The Bund: A Graphic History of Jewish Labour Resistance (Between the Lines $34.95), where Kluckner will be delving into everything he learned while collaborating with author Sharon Rudahl on this book. The event will be held on Tuesday, June 4, from 7:00 pm onwards at the People’s Co-op Bookstore premises.

The Bund explores the oppressive origins of Jewish resistance in Ukraine, Poland and the “Pale of Settlement” in Tsarist Russia. It depicts how Jewish communities adapted to industrialization and organized against exploitation. As linguistic divisions between Yiddish and Hebrew grew, Jews became divided: some sought a distant ancestral homeland, others emigrated and adapted to the “new world,” while many remained to fight against the murderous Soviet and Nazi regimes.

Charismatic resistance figures like Pati Kremer and Bernard Goldstein kept secular and progressive ideas alive against overwhelming odds. This graphic history, the first of its kind, uncovers a radical past that holds significant implications for contemporary leftist Jewish struggles. See BC BookWorld interview with Michael Kluckner in the Winter 2023-2024 issue (page 22).



Date: June 4, 2024

Time: 7:00 pm onwards

Location: People’s Co-op Bookstore, 1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

This is a FREE event open to the public.


People’s Co-op Bookstore will also be hosting Pulitzer Prize winning author, Rae Armantrout, as she will conduct a book reading of her latest title, Go Figure (Wesleyan University Press $35.95) on June 8, from 7:00 pm onwards at the People’s Co-op Bookstore premises.

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