Thursday, 18 August 2022 — Housmans Books
At this time of resurgence within the British trade union movement, with union, wildcat and even consumer strikes breaking out across the country, the timing couldn’t be better for this sale of books on trade unionism, work and feminism, as donated to Housmans by Professor Judy Wajcman.
Judy is the Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology at LSE and a Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute, where she is the Principal Investigator on the Women in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence research project. For more info on her and her work please visit
The collection of several hundred books includes many rare titles on the politics of women’s work, women in trade unions and also in management. As usual with Housmans library sales the books are priced primarily at £1 and £3, with an occasional £5 title in there too. The sale kicks of from Friday 9th Aug 2022 and will go on while stocks last, and can be found downstairs in our Vaults.
Our sincerest thanks to Judy for the donation, and solidarity with all strikers! Don’t forget Housmans offers a 10% discount to anyone who is a member of a trade union (in-store sales only).
Enough is Enough and Don’t Pay campaigns
Whilst on the topic of strikes and collective power, we’d like to flag up a couple of interesting initiatives taking place that you will hopefully have already heard of!
Enough is Enough is a campaign to fight the cost of living crisis, founded by trade unions and community organisations determined to push back against the misery forced on millions by rising bills, low wages, food poverty, shoddy housing – and a society run only for a wealthy elite. Local groups are springing up across the country. Sign up to find up more here:
Don’t Pay UK is a consumer strike campaign against the enormous hike in energy prices, at a time when energy companies profits reach new obscene heights.
The campaign is based on the simple threat for as many energy consumers to cancel their energy bill direct debits (if they have one) on October 1st. Do read up on how to help spread the message, join a local group, and also to understand practicalities, including how nonpayment might affect you.
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX