Housmans Radical Books September Newsletter – 26 August 2015

26 August 2015 — Housmans

HOUSMANS NEWSLETTER  SEPTEMBER 2015

NEWS
1. Malcolm’s Retirement
2. Volunteer needed with interest in Peace books
3. Calling Housmans customer CJ Hind!

IN-STORE EVENTS

4. ‘Popular Protest in Palestine: The Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance’ with Marwan Darweish and Andrew Rigby
5. ‘The Last Drop: The Politics of Water’ with Mike Gonzalez
6. ‘Industrial Workers of the World: the union for all workers’
with Dave Pike
7. Three Impostors present: ‘Things Near and Far’ by Arthur Machen
8. ‘Injustice: Why social inequality still persists’ with Danny Dorling
9. An evening with Nawal El Saadawi
10. ‘Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work’ with Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS
11. Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles
12. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group
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NEWS
1. Malcolm’s Retirement

As some of you may already know, Malcolm Hopkins has just retired from Housmans, and a life in bookselling. Malcolm has spent most of his life working in a whole range of bookshops, as well as publishing some wonderful titles, such as ‘Quiet Rumours: An Anarcha-Feminist Reader’ and works from poet Aidan Dunn, under the Dark Star imprint (no doubt he has done a whole lot more that I’m not aware of!).

Malcolm worked in Housmans for a spell from the late ’70s and then returned in 2007, at a time when the shop was in some considerable difficulty. There is no doubt that in the last decade Malcolm has saved the shop from all kinds of troubles, grappling with financial black holes and reinventing the stock profile. Housmans may well have closed were it not for his stewardship. We all owe him a lot.

From everyone here at Housmans we thank him so much for everything, and wish him a well earned retirement! Cheers Malcolm!! X

2. Volunteer needed with interest in Peace books
A major section of the Housmans stock deals with peace, nonviolence, and related issues; do you have an interest in, and some knowledge of, this area?

If so, would you be prepared to provide the existing volunteer who works on the peace section with some practical/moral support? It would involve occasional time in the shop – to help keep the peace shelves sensibly organised, to keep track of books’ comings and goings so the peace booklists on the Housmans website can be kept up to date, and so on.

The work can range from (literally) getting your hands dirty, to more cerebral matters. If you think you might be interested, e-mail Albert on worldpeace@gn.apc.org – thanks.

3. Calling Housmans customer CJ Hind!

Could Housmans customer CJ Hind please get in touch! We have found your piece of lost property that you called about. If you know CJ Hind, please let him know. Thank you.

IN-STORE EVENTS

4. ‘Popular Protest in Palestine: The Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance’ with Marwan Darweish and Andrew Rigby
Thursday 17th September, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Our guests present their thoughtful analysis of the role of unarmed civil (popular) resistance in the Palestinian national movement, and analyse its future significance in resolving the conflict.
click here for more info

5. ‘The Last Drop: The Politics of Water’ with Mike Gonzalez
Thursday 24th September, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Launching his latest book Mike Gonzalez reports on the intensifying struggles between the public and multinational companies over this most basic and essential of human resources.
click here for more info

6. ‘Industrial Workers of the World: the union for all workers’
with Dave Pike

Wednesday 30th September, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

A chance to find out a little about the IWWs history, what the union is doing in Europe and around the world, and how you can get involved. Presented by National Secretary of the IWW, Dave Pike.
click here for more info

7. Three Impostors present: ‘Things Near and Far’ by Arthur Machen
Wednesday October 14th, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Robert Kingham launches the limited edition reprint of the final part of Machen’s autobiographical trilogy.
click here for more info

8. ‘Injustice: Why social inequality still persists’ with Danny Dorling
Thursday 22nd October, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Dorling challenges the tenets of structural injustice, that elitism is efficient, exclusion is necessary, prejudice is natural, greed is good and despair is inevitable.
click here for more info

9. An evening with Nawal El Saadawi
Tuesday 27th October, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian feminist writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist, discusses her novels, three new editions of which have just been published by Zed Books.
click here for more info

10. ‘Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work’ with Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams
Wednesday 28th October, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

The authors launch their major new manifesto for a high-tech future free from work, published by Verso Books.
click here for more info

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS READING

11.  The Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles

Housmans has a monthly book club which usually meets on the second Thursday of the month, starting at 7pm in the shop. Forthcoming titles under discussion are:

Thursday 10th September
 
Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion by Tansy Hoskins 

Thursday 8th October 
Here We Stand: Women Changing the World 

If you would like to find out more about the reading group, please email catherine@housmans.com. The Fuse has its own web page here: http://www.housmans.com/fuse.php

12. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group

Housmans has a regular Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group, who 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.

On Tuesday 8 September we’re looking at  PACIFISM AND THE MEDIA and NONVIOLENCE AND NARRATIVE CINEMA on 13 October. 

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