Civic Media Center

Civic Media Center

Civic Media Center

The Civic Media Center is in its 20th year in Gainesville, and has been a regular at the Downtown Farmers Market since back in the Hippodrome days. The CMC is a reading room and library of the non-corporate press, hosting weekly poetry jams on Thursdays, documentary films on Mondays, and a variety of other events including live music, meetings and discussions. We love being at the Farmers’ Market because we provide food for the mind and heart by being a community resource for engaged citizens to work for a better life and world. New fliers for new events every week, come stop by!

CMC is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization depending on grassroots community support. In 2013 it also added a coffee and tea shop run by the Radical Press Coffee Collective. It has over 10,000 books and hundreds of CDs and DVDs for check-out to people who have made an annual donation. It is a volunteer run organization with one paid staff and a bunch of money to raise every month to keep things going. It is donations at our events and memberships that keep it going.

More information on the Civic Media Center can be found at the website Email for more info or to get on our weekly email event notification list by contacting The CMC is located just four blocks South of the Downtown Farmers Market at 433 S. Main St., right next to the location of Citizen Co-op and adjacent to the new location of Wild Iris Books. It’s hours are 10AM to 8PM Monday through Saturday. Phone is 352-373-0010