Post Tagged with: "Bookshops"

  • Anarchist bookshop comes under attack

    Anarchist bookshop comes under attack

    News February 1, 2013 9:44 pm 2 comments

    The anarchist bookshop “Freedom books” suffered a firebomb attack last night which caused severe damage to the shop, but left no one harmed. The bookshop put out a statement; No-one hurt, upstairs is okay but shop and electrics have been seriously damaged. Not much to be done today, but plan […]

     
  • Free Books at Tufnell Park

    Free Books at Tufnell Park

    Culture May 11, 2012 11:18 am 21 comments

    Just down the road from Tufnell Park tube on Fortess Road you’ll find two “free books” shops. The concept is simple, revolutionary and not a single customer who was there while I was around actually believed it. Every year thousands of good books are pulped simply because there is no […]

     
  • London’s bookshops: Housmans, a radical bookseller

    London’s bookshops: Housmans, a radical bookseller

    Culture April 10, 2012 3:43 pm 103 comments

    Just round the corner from King’s Cross station, technically on the Camden and Islington border but in reality in the nether space that exists around large stations, lies Housmans bookshop.   Housmans was founded in 1945 as a mail order book club for pacifists. As the fire of world war […]

     
  • Bigging up the Big Green Bookshop

    Bigging up the Big Green Bookshop

    Culture February 16, 2012 7:34 pm no comments

    Down a small side street in Wood Green there lies a little green bookshop with a big heart. There’s something particularly special about independent bookshops – perhaps it’s that they deal with free ideas both literally and metaphorically, perhaps because that combination of place of learning and independent thought creates […]