Housmans Books Newsletter August 2016

28 July 2016 — Housmans Books

NEWS

1. Cally Road Pop Up Zine Shop

IN-STORE EVENTS

2. ‘The City: London and the Global Power of Finance’ with Tony Norfield
3. ‘An Unreliable Guide to London’ with readers Tim Burrows, Juliet Jacques, Stephen Thompson + editors Gary Budden, Kit Caless
4. ‘Social-Democracy and Anarchism: In the International Workers’ Association, 1864-1877’ with René Berthier
5. ‘Betraying a Generation: How Education is Failing Young People’ with Patrick Ainley
6. ‘The 21st Century Revolution: A Call to Greatness’ with Bruce Nixon
7. ‘The Truth About Trident: Disarming The Nuclear Argument’ with Timmon Wallis
READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS

8. Infinite Jest Reading Group
9. Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles
10. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group
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NEWS

1.  Pop Up Zine Shop

Housmans’ Jim Jepps has organised a one-day pop-up zine shop on Saturday 30th July at the Geddes Gallery, just over the road from the shop. They have the run of the whole building which means;

* the shop front with space for more than a dozen zinsters and their wares.
* a small cinema space
* “chat room” and refreshment area
* two rooms ideal for workshops, talks or, my favourite, what-not.

It will be free to attend and there will be a small fee for zine people / counter space to cover the costs of putting on the event. It’s going to be fun!
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1385571601469561/

IN-STORE EVENTS

2. ‘The City: London and the Global Power of Finance’ with Tony Norfield
Wednesday 3rd August, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Join Tony Norfield, former analyst with 20 years experience in City banks to discuss the City and the new economic imperialism.
click here for more info

3. ‘An Unreliable Guide to London’ with readers Tim Burrows, Juliet Jacques, Stephen Thompson + editors Gary Budden, Kit Caless
Wednesday 17th August, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

An Unreliable Guide to London brings together 23 stories about the lesser known parts our capital. Some of the book’s contributing authors will be exploring everything you never knew about London.
click here for more info

4. ‘Social-Democracy and Anarchism: In the International Workers’ Association, 1864-1877’ with René Berthier
Wednesday 7th September, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

René Berthier explores the profound historic split between Social Democrats and Anarchists within the First International – a pivotal moment in left history, whose difference of opinion continues to reverberate and shape the left today.
click here for more info

5. ‘Betraying a Generation: How Education is Failing Young People’
with Patrick Ainley
Wednesday 14th September 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Patrick Ainley explains how the English education system has betrayed its promises to deliver upward social mobility and suggests how schools, colleges and universities can begin to contribute towards a more meaningful and productive society.
click here for more info

6. ‘The 21st Century Revolution: A Call to Greatness’ with Bruce Nixon
Wednesday 21st September, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Bruce Nixon’s book makes sense of the widespread collapse of confidence in current mainstream politics and economics, and proposes practical, radical solutions.
click here for more info

7. ‘The Truth About Trident: Disarming The Nuclear Argument’ with Timmon Wallis
Thursday 22nd September, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

With Parliament recently voting to renew the Trident nuclear submarine programme, Timmon Wallis discusses what next for nuclear disarmament in the UK, as well as exploring the broader arguments for scrapping the weapons.
click here for more info

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS

8. Infinite Jest Reading Group

Housmans is hosting a reading group for the David Foster Wallace cult novel, Infinite Jest. Each month we read a section of the novel and meet up to discuss it, and we’ll keep going until we’re finished!

Anyone is welcome, whether they’ve read the book before or are tackling it for the first time. All that’s required is that you try and keep up with the reading (including the endnotes..!). You are welcome to join (or leave!) the group at any time. The group have met once but it’s definitely not too late still join in.

If you are interested you’ll find lots more details here: http://housmans.com/jest.php

9. 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 11th August
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
Journalist Jon Ronson explores the history of public shaming, and its re-emergence an Internet phenomenon.

Thursday 8th September
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
In the form of a letter to the author’s teenage son, this book explores America’s fraught relationship with race and the contemporary realities of black experience in the US.

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

10. 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.

AUGUST – we’re having a summer break in the meetings in August, so there’s no discussion planned for 9 August.

SEPTEMBER – we’ll be back suitably refreshed to discuss NONVIOLENT PERSPECTIVES ON THE EU REFERENDUM AND ITS AFTERMATH on Tuesday 13 September.

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

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