About Us

Black Rose

Black Rose is a 25 year old collectively run not-for-profit library and bookshop. We run out of a radical space at 22 Enmore rd in Newtown, Sydney, Australia.


Our Mission

Our current aim is to provide radical media and literature to our local community. We also offer use of the space to progressive political community groups for meetings and/or events. A donation is requested and the collective decides on a case by case basis.


The Collective

Black Rose has been run by various groups of radical Sydneysiders (in various locations throughout the Inner West) for 25 years.

Black Rose is run collectively, that is, a group of people with similar interests and aims come together and make decisions based on a consensus model. No one is in charge and all the tasks we need to do to keep the space open are shared amongst us, from maintaining the library to cleaning.

The collective is open and we are happy to welcome new members to help run and staff the space.

The collective meets every Monday night at 6:30 pm in Black Rose.

If you'd like to get involved but can't make Monday night meetings, send us an email. We'll figure something out.

If you don't have time to volunteer, but would like to support Black Rose, please consider donating to our bank account. We can always use the extra cash.

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Get Involved

There are heaps of ways for folks to get involved. Here are some ideas:

  • Come to our collective meetings where we make decisions and run the shop
  • Organise an event
  • Donate money to help pay the rent
  • Donate your radical books for the library
  • Make zines, music or patches for us to distribute
  • Read our library books and post a review on the site
  • Have other ideas? Feel free to contact us.


  • Come in and visit! Black Rose is open from:

    • Monday - Sunday, late morning - 10pm


    We are located at 22 Enmore Rd in Newtown, NSW.
    (approximately 100 metres from Newtown train station.)

    Click here for a map.

    You can also reach us
    byContact us at blackrosebooks [at] yahoo.com.au



    A note on accessibility: There are three steps at the entrance. The toilet is not easily accessible.