by Josué Bilbao (La Libre)
The Spanish State has a healthy network of non-commercial distribution, we’re talking about Virus, Traficantes, or Cambalache, non-commercial distributors thanks to which projects like La Libre can survive. Commercial distributors impose requirements that we consider to be abusive in order to have their books on your shelves. So what non-commercial distributors do is they give you the books as a deposit, meaning that you don’t have to pay for them; you have the books on your bookshelves for an indefinite period of time until you sell them, and when you sell them is when you pay the distributors. So, thanks to the existence of this network of distributors, projects like La Libre can exist.