Donate Books

We are building a community-based library on the island of Vis that will contain a rich archive of books about the history of the Mediterranean and DIY culture, permaculture, and seed preservation; from climate studies and island studies to social sciences and philosophy; open knowledge and construction; utopia and science fiction; theater and avant-garde; technology; self-management; and mutual aid.

If you want to donate books, please contact us here with the proposed titles you think the ISSA library should have. You will have to take care of the shipment, and we will take good care of the books.

“The book itself is a curious artifact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last decades, even centuries. It doesn’t have to be plugged in, activated, or performed by a machine; all it needs is light, a human eye, and a human mind. It is not one of a kind, and it is not ephemeral. It lasts. It is reliable. If a book told you something when you were fifteen, it will tell it to you again when you’re fifty, though you may understand it so differently that it seems you’re reading a whole new book.”

― Ursula K. Le Guin