Housmans Books, London: Newsletter of Events September 2012

28 August 2012Housmans

NEWS
1. The Fuse Book Club at Housmans

2. Help save Hackney’s black bookshop, Centerprise

IN-STORE EVENTS – London’s Burning Season
3. ‘Riot City: Protest and Rebellion in the Capital’ with Clive Bloom
4. ‘King’s Cross: a sense of place’ with Angela Inglis and local campaigners
5. ‘The Art of Wandering’ with Merlin Coverley
6. ‘Baron’s Court, all change’ with Stewart Home
7. Peace News presents: ‘The Lives,  Art and Struggles of John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy’ with Robert Leach & Housmans Peace Diary 2013 Launch

BOOK REVIEWS

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NEWS 

1. The Fuse Book Club – a couple of spaces left

There are just 2 spaces left in Housmans new book club, The Fuse. For more information and to join up please follow this link: http://www.housmans.com/blog/?p=1587 

2. Help save Hackney’s black bookshop, Centerprise

Centerprise bookshop on Dalston’s Kingsland Road is under imminent threat of closure. Centerpise has been serving the local community for some 41 years. Hackney council are looking to evict them in order no doubt to make more money from the property.

Centerprise specialises in black history and literature. As the only book shop in Hackney dedicated to radical thought, there will be a democratic deficit should the centre close, coupled with the loss of vital services to the most vulnerable in the community.

The centre needs to remain open. Please sign the petition:

http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/savecenterprise 

…and if you are in the area do pop in www.centerprisetrust.org.uk 

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IN-STORE EVENTS – London’s Burning Season

3. ‘Riot City: Protest and Rebellion in the Capital’ with Clive Bloom

7pm, Wednesday 5th September
£3, redeemable against any purchase

Clive Bloom discusses the past, present, and future of unrest and rebellion in London, as explored in his latest book.

click here for more info              

4. ‘King’s Cross: a sense of place’ with Angela Inglis and local campaigners

 6:30pm, Saturday 8th September
£3, redeemable against any purchase

Join Angela Inglis for a discussion of the struggles over regeneration, as told in her new book, ‘King’s Cross: a sense of place’. Angela will be joined by local campaigners and King’s Cross residents: Norma Steel, Randle Keynes, Alec Forshaw, Jeannie Burnett, Bob Stuckey, Nigel Buckner, and historian Malcolm Tucker, who will be discussing local campaigns such as the Battle for Balfe Street, the redevelopment of the Railway Lands, and the struggle over the Regent Quarter which sit directly behind Housmans – a campaign Housmans itself was strongly involved in.

5. ‘The Art of Wandering’ with Merlin Coverley

 6:30pm, Saturday 15th September
£3, redeemable against any purchase

Merlin Coverley discusses the relationship between writing and walking, as explored in his latest book on the subject.

click here for more info

 6. ‘Baron’s Court, all change’ with Stewart Home

7pm, Wednesday 26th September

£3, redeemable against any purchase
Join
 Stewart Home for a discussion of Terry Taylor’s 1961 novel, ‘Baron’s Court, all change’ – a lost London classic which explores the drug and youth culture in London at the time.

click here for more info

7. Peace News presents:
‘The Lives,  Art and Struggles of John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy’
with Robert Leach

& Housmans Peace Diary 2013 Launch

7pm, Saturday 29th September3, redeemable against any purchase

A presentation of the inspirational lives of the revolutionary playwright and his politically active partner. Also a chance to pick up a copy of Housmans Peace Diary 2013, fresh off the presses!
click here for more info

BOOK REVIEWS

Housmans has regularly posted book reviews on our blog. Please visit http://www.housmans.com/blog/?cat=8 
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Don’t forget to check out our online bookshop at www.housmans.com, with over 500,000 titles available! 

Housmans 
5 Caledonian Road 
King’s Cross
London N1 9DX
t: 020 7837 4473 
e: shop@housmans.com

“Support the shop that supports your campaigns!”

www.radicalbooksellers.co.uk


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