Housmans Books Newsletter September 2013

3 September 2013 — Housmans

NEWS

1. Housmans New Online Shop – In Affiliation With Hive
2. Peace News fundraiser: “Come Out! We Have You Surrounded!”
3. The Cally Festival, Sunday 8th September 12-6pm

IN-STORE EVENTS

4. ‘Negative Capitalism: Cynicism in the Neoliberal Era’ with J.D. Taylor and Mark Fisher
5. ‘Whiteness Made Simple: Stepping into the Grey Zone’ with Lez Henry
6. ‘Undercover: The True Story of Britain’s Secret Police’ with Rob Evans
7. ‘This Other London: Adventures in the Overlooked City’ with John Rogers
8. ‘The Dublin Lock-out Centenary: Remembering Class Struggle in Ireland’ with Daniel Finn and Donnacha DeLong

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS

9. Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles
10. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group

HOUSMANS RECOMMENDS 
Book and DVD recommendations, available in-store and online.

NEWS

1. Housmans New Online Shop – In Affiliation With Hive
From the 1st September Housmans is launching a new online shop, as part of the Hive Network. The Hive Network allows independent bookshops like Housmans to sell a full range of in print books, DVDs, CDs, e-books and stationery online. We really hope that this will provide a better service than we’ve been able to provide so far. Please follow this link to read more about the changes and how they effect you:
http://www.housmans.com/blog/?p=1905

2. Peace News fundraiser: “Come Out! We Have You Surrounded!”
Sunday 13th October at The Cockpit, Marylebone
For more information please visit: http://www.housmans.com/blog/?p=1889

3. The Cally Festival, Sunday 8th September 12-6pm
Come and join us on Sunday for the third Cally Festival, a great community event that goes from strength to strength each year that passes. Housmans will be there with a stall, right next to the Speakers Tent on Storey Street, and we’ve invited Angela Inglis and friends to speak about the community struggle against the King’s Cross redevelopment at 5pm and Lloyd Bradley talking about his book ‘Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital’ at 5.30pm. More info: http://thecallyfestival.com 

IN-STORE EVENTS

4. ‘Negative Capitalism: Cynicism in the Neoliberal Era’ with J.D. Taylor and Mark Fisher

Wednesday 11th September, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

J.D. Taylor and Mark Fisher will argue that capitalism’s dominance cultivates a debilitating cynicism, and will consider positive strategies to enable a new optimism. 
click here for more information

5. ‘Whiteness Made Simple: Stepping into the Grey Zone’ with Lez Henry

Saturday 14th September, 6.30pm
Free Entry

Lez Henry discusses the intricate and sometimes obscure ways that whiteness functions as part of racist discourse in British society.
click here for more information

6. ‘Undercover: The True Story of Britain’s Secret Police’ with Rob Evans

Wednesday 18th September, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Rob Evans, the Guardian journalist who exposed the extent of police undercover operations, presents his evidence and discusses the implications.
click here for more information

7. ‘This Other London:  Adventures in the Overlooked City’ with John Rogers

Saturday 21st September, 7pm

Free Entry
Rogers recounts his explorations of London’s remote and forgotten reaches.
click here for more information

8. ‘The Dublin Lock-out Centenary: Remembering Class Struggle in Ireland’ with Daniel Finn and Donnacha DeLong

Wednesday 25th September ,7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Remembering the 1913 Dublin lock-out, the single greatest confrontation between the forces of labour and capital in Irish history.
click here for more information

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS

9. The Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles

Housmans has a monthly book club which usually meets on the second Thursday of the month. All are welcome, but please email nik@housmans.com if you intend to come, so we have an idea of numbers. Books lined up for the rest of the year are as follows:

Thursday 12th September – ‘Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Co-operation’ by Richard Sennett

Thursday 10th October – ‘Scattered Sand: The Story of China’s Rural Migrants’ by Hsiao-Hung Pai

Thursday 14th November – ‘As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial – A Graphic Novel’ by Derrick Jensen and Stephanie McMillan

Thursday 12th December – ‘Anarchy in Action’ by Colin Ward

10. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group
Housmans has a regular Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group, which meet on the second Tuesday of the month. All are welcome, but please be prepared to join in the discussion. Please try to turn up by 7pm sharp.

The meeting after next will be on Tuesday 10 September 2013; the topic will be

PACIFISM AND PROFIT. For more information please visit:http://londonpacifismnonviolence.wordpress.com/

HOUSMANS RECOMMENDS 
Book and DVD recommendations, available in-store and online.

‘Bash the Rich: True Life Confessions of an Anarchist in the UK’ by Ian Bone (Tangent Books, 2006) RRP: £9.99 Our Price: £1!

Ian Bone’s biography charts the short-lived history of Class War in the 80s, and gives his account on the anarchist movement from The Angry Brigade to The Free Wales Army, from the 1967 Summer of Love to 1977 anarcho-punk scene, from Grosvenor Square to the Battle of the Beanfield, from the Stop the City riots to Bashing the Rich at the Henley Regatta. Currently flying off the shelves at the give-away price of just £1.

‘A Consensus Handbook: Co-operative decision-making for activists, co-ops and communities’(Seeds for Change, 2013) £6.00

Over a decades worth of experience of facilitating, training and skill-sharing consensus by the Seeds for Change co-operatives has been distilled into this 180 page handbook.

NHS SOS: How the NHS Was Betrayed – and How We Can Save It’ edited Jacky David & Raymond Tallis, foreword by Ken Loach (Oneworld, 2013) £8.99

NHS SOS is an insiders’ exposé of the collusion, opportunism, back-door deals, and negligence that has put the NHS at mortal risk – and a manifesto for how to reverse and stop the reforms before it’s too late.

‘Fifty Shades of Feminism’ edited by Lisa Appignanesi, Susie Orbach and Rachel Holmes (Viagro, 2013) £12.99

In this volume, fifty women young and old – writers, politicians, actors, scientists, mothers – reflect on the shades of feminism that inspired them, and what being woman means to them today. Contributors include: Tahmima Anam, Joan Bakewell, Bidisha, Lydia Cacho, Shami Chakrabarti, Lennie Goodings, Linda Grant, Natalie Haynes, Siri Hustvedt, Jude Kelly, Kathy Lette, Kate Mosse, Bee Rowlatt, Elif Shafak, Ahdaf Soueif, Shirley Thompson, Natasha Walter, Jeanette Winterson – alongside the three editors 

‘The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement by David Graeber (Allen Lane, 2013) £14.99

David Graeber, who infamously coined the phrase ‘the 99%’, attempts to place the Occupy movement within a historical perspective, and considers ways in which the problem of the deficit of democracy might be resolved.

‘Gandhi: A Political and Spiritual Life’ by Kathryn Tidrick (Verso Books, 2013) £12.99

A major reinterpretation of Gandhi’s life, politics, and religion – the Gandhi revealed here is not the secular saint of popular renown, but a difficult and self-obsessed man driven by a messianic sense of personal destiny.
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