Jane Speed's Book Store

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Window of Jane Speed's Book Store

Jane Speed's Book Store was a leftist and communist bookseller located at 1907 5th Avenue North. It was owned by Jane Speed and her husband César Iglesias, with Jane's mother, Dolly helping out. The store opened in October 1937

Through its stock and window displays, Jane Speed's Book Store argued that the South's greatest problems were the exploitation of the laboring classes and the threat of fascism. In addition to books on politics and labor issues, the store carried copies of the Daily Worker and other left-wing newspapers.

The store closed before 1940 and the space was taken over by the Modern Book Shop.