HOUSMANS RADICAL BOOKS NEWSLETTER APRIL 2013

3 April 2013 — Housmans

NEWS

1. Housmans special offer: buy Tim Gee’s ‘Counterpower’ and get ‘You Can’t Evict an Idea: What Can We Learn From Occupy?’ free

2. Housmans special offer: The Anarchist FAQ volumes 1 and 2

3. The ARB London Radical Bookfair 2013 – Saturday May 11th 

EVENTS

4. Iain Sinclair on Arthur Machen – SOLD OUT

5. ‘London Fictions’ with Andrew Whitehead, Sarah Wise and Jon Day

6. ‘Arthur Machen and the Art of Wandering’ with Merlin Coverley – SOLD OUT

7. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom 98th Birthday Party

8. ‘The History of Anarchist Economics’ with Chris Spannos

9. ‘Leila Berg (1917-2012): writer, rebel, radical educator’ with Lynn Brady, Emily Charkin, Michael Fielding and Wendy Jones

10. ‘Introducing Slavoj ?i?ek’ with Christopher Kul-Want

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NEWS

1. Housmans special offer: buy Tim Gee’s ‘Counterpower’ and get ‘You Can’t Evict an Idea: What Can We Learn From Occupy?’ free

On 28 February 2013, the anniversary of the eviction of the Occupy Camp at the London Stock Exchange, Housmans published Tim Gee’s ‘You Can’t Evict an Idea’, available as a free PDF e-book and as a physical booklet. Based on conversations with activists across the UK and US, ‘You Can’t Evict an Idea’ is a first-hand account of the Occupy movement, an assessment of the impacts, and an argument about what can be learnt. For more information, to purchase a physical copy mail order, or download your free copy please visit: http://www.housmans.com/occupy.ph 

Housmans also have a special offer available in-store only: buy Tim Gee’s ‘Counterpower’ (shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2012) and get a copy of ‘You Can’t Evict an Idea’ free. 

2. Housmans special offer. An Anarchist FAQ volumes 1 and 2

We’re delighted to be able to offer either volume of An Anarchist FAQ reduced from the normal price of £20 each to £17. Purchasing both volumes together we have reduced the price even further to £30 (total normally £40). Available in-store only.

3. The ARB London Radical Bookfair 2013 – Saturday May 11th

The Alliance of Radical Booksellers is proud to announce a new radical bookfair for London – an event which showcases the depth and breadth of radical publishing and bookselling in the UK. Lots of info up now about guest speakers and stallholders – please come and support what we hope will be a new annual fixture on the radical calendar: http://londonradicalbookfair.wordpress.com/stalls-guest-speakers/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/London-Radical-Bookfair/497414930304046

Twitter:https://twitter.com/ARBRadBookfair

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EVENTS

4. Iain Sinclair on Arthur Machen

This event is now sold out – please only come if your name is on the list

5. ‘London Fictions’ with Andrew Whitehead, Sarah Wise and Jon Day

Wednesday 17th April, 7pm

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase 

‘London Fictions’ is a new collection of essays about the representation of London in fiction, with each contributor concentrating on a particular work. ‘London Fictions’ joint editor Andrew Whitehead will talk about the origins of the book, and also about Gissing’s ‘The Nether World’, contributor Sarah Wise will talk about Morrison’s ‘Child of the Jago’ and Jon Day will talk about John Lanchester’s ‘Capital’, followed by a general discussion about London Literature.

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6. ‘Arthur Machen and the Art of Wandering’ with Merlin Coverley

This event is now sold out – please only come if your name is on the list

7. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom 98th Birthday Party

Saturday 27th April, 7pm

Free entry

All feminists are welcome to join WILPF celebrate their 98th birthday here at Housmans. It will be a chance to have a slice of cake and raise a glass to all the great work WILPF have done over the years, and to find out more about the organisation. For a history of WILPF please visit: http://www.wilpfinternational.org/about-us/history/

8. ‘The History of Anarchist Economics’ with Chris Spannos

Wednesday 8th May, 7pm

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

In a rare visit from the US, Chris Spannos will be at Housmans to discuss anarchist economics. Chris is a contributor to the recent AK Press collection ‘The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics’ (2012), as well as the editor of a previous collection by AK Press called ‘Real Utopia: Participatory Society for the 21st Century’ (2008).

9. ‘Leila Berg (1917-2012): writer, rebel, radical educator’

with Lynn Brady, Emily Charkin, Michael Fielding and Wendy Jones

Wednesday 22nd May, 7pm

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Leila Berg was a passionate advocate for the empowerment of children, particularly through literature.

Michael Fielding (professor at the Institute of Education, London) will chair a panel of speakers to introduce Berg’s contribution to radical education and the lives of children: Emily Charkin (historian at the Institute of Education, London) on Berg’s position within the radical education tradition of the 1960s and 70s, Wendy Jones (writer and friend of Berg) on Berg’s writing for and with children and Lynn Brady (one of the founder members of the Risinghill Research group) on Berg’s account of the radical school, Risinghill.

There will then be time for questions and discussion about Berg’s significance for contemporary debates.

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10. ‘Introducing Slavoj Zizek’ with Christopher Kul-Want

Wednesday 29th May, 7pm

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Central St Martins lecturer Christopher Kul-Want discusses his book ‘Introducing Slavoj Zizek’. Christopher will be giving an overview of ?i?ek’s life and writing, and pulling together the threads that run throughout the long body of his work.

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