HOUSMANS NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2017

30 November 2017 — Housmans Bookshop

NEWS
1. Late night openings
2. Housmans Peace Diary
3. 1
Day Without Us – National Day of Action – 7th February 2018

INSTORE EVENTS
4. ‘The Hippy Trail: A History’ with Sharif Gemie 
5. ‘The Mainstreaming Of The Far-Right’ with Julia Ebner and Paul Stocker
6. ‘Not here: a queer anthology of loneliness’ with Richard Dodwell, Timothy Thornton and Verity Spott
7. ‘The Digital Critic: Literary Culture Online’ with Houman Barekat, Joanna Walsh and Robert Barry
8. ‘The New Poverty’ with Stephen Armstrong
9. ‘Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today’
with Anna Feigenbaum

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS
10. Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles
11. Feminist Sci-fi Book Club at Housmans
12. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group
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NEWS

1. Late night Xmas openings and seasonal closures

In the run up to Christmas, we’ll have two late night openings:
-Thursday 14 December, 6.30 to 8.30pm: late night Xmas opening
-Thursday 21 December, 6.30 to 8.30pm: late night Xmas opening

And we’ll be closing on the following days:
Saturday 23rd – Normal shop hours
Sunday 24th  – Closed
Monday 25th – Closed
Tuesday 26th – Closed
Wednesday 27th – Sunday 31st – Normal shop hours
Friday 1st January – Closed
Saturday 2nd– as normal from here on in

2. Housmans Peace Diary
 
Final reminder about the Housmans Peace Diary, available to buy instore or from the website. This year’s special feature in the diary relates to the centenary of the end of the First World War: it looks at anti-militarist approaches to the end of a war, at new movements and alternative symbols which that period gave rise to, and to a century of building reconciliation and resistance to militarism.

3. 1

Day Without Us – National Day of Action, 7th February 2018

On February 20th 2017 migrants and their supporters from across the UK took part in the first-ever National Day of Action to celebrate the contributions of migrants to British society. Next year, on Saturday February 17th, 2018, we intend to come into the streets once again to celebrate the people of all nationalities and genders who have made the UK their home. Find out how to get involved here:
http://1daywithoutus.org/2017/08/26/1-day-without-us-2018/
Housmans will be taking part on the day too. Details tbc.

IN-STORE EVENTS

4. ‘The Hippy Trail: A History’ with Sharif Gemie 

Wednesday 6th December, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Dr Sharif Gemie launches his history of the 60s/70s Hippy Trail, and considers the trail in respect to counterculture, drugs, sexual liberation, tourism, pilgrimage and media representation. 
click here for more info

5. ‘The Mainstreaming Of The Far-Right’ with Julia Ebner and Paul Stocker

Thursday 7th December, 7pm

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Our guests discuss how the interactions between the “new” far right, Islamist extremists, a noxious press, and failing political parties are bringing the previously fringe ideas of the far right increasingly into the mainstream.
click here for more info

6. LOCOMOTRIX EVENT:
‘Not here: a queer anthology of loneliness’ with Richard Dodwell, Bertie Marshall, Timothy Thornton and Verity Spott
Wednesday 13th December, 7pm
Ticketed event, please visit housmans.com/events.php to book

What does it mean to be lonely? Our guests consider the queer experience of loneliness as explored in the debut publication from Pilot Press.
click here for more info

7. ‘The Digital Critic: Literary Culture Online’ with Houman Barekat, Joanna Walsh and Robert Barry

Wednesday 10th January, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Our guests take stock of the so-called Literary Internet up to the present moment, and considers the future of criticism: its promise, its threats of decline, and its potential mutation, in a world of Facebook likes, Twitter wars, and Amazon book reviews.
click here for more info

8. ‘The New Poverty’ with Stephen Armstrong
Wednesday 17th January, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

We are living in an age with unprecedented levels of poverty. Stephen Armstrong travels across Britain to tell the stories of those who are most vulnerable, betrayed by the retreat of the welfare state and considers what we can do to stop the destruction of our welfare state.
click here for more info

9. ‘Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today’
with Anna Feigenbaum

Wednesday 31st January, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

An engrossing century-spanning narrative, Tear Gas is the first history of this weapon, and takes us from military labs and chemical weapons expos to union assemblies and protest camps, drawing on declassified reports and witness testimonies to show how policing with poison came to be.
click here for more infoREADING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS

10. 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 14th December No book – Christmas social!
Thursday 11th January The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit 

A collection of essays on feminism

 

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

11. Housmans Feminist Sci-fi Book Club

Genderless societies, anarchist planets, polyamorous aliens, parthenogenesis, feminist militias, reproductive dystopias, cyborg families, and more at the new Housmans Feminist Sci-Fi Book Club! Join us at the bookshop on the first Thursday of every month, 7pm-9pm. All genders welcome. Please bring drinks or snacks to share.
 
Thursday 7th December: Bitch Planet Volume 1
Thursday 4th January: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
 
Book Club books available at 20% discount from Housmans. Any questions please email Hannah on

scifi@housmans.com

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 12 December we’ll have a seasonally festive topic to discuss – please check the website for details. For more information please visit: http://londonpacifismnonviolence.wordpress.com/

Housmans Bookshop,
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London N1 9DX
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