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Postby Kwisatz Haderach » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:22 am

bookmarking for the next time i want to order something!
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Postby abs » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:18 pm

digital friday wrote:In retrospect my response was a bit big. If you have vermilion sand or atrocity exhibition I’d take one or the other.



I’ll double check in our sale room tomorrow but it looks like they went out of print. Have you tried using alibris.com?

I used to recommend abebooks.com but HEY guess who bought them? Amazon.
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Postby Seamus » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:00 am

Great thread Abs. I hope you don't mind me posting a recommendation for UK boarders.

Liverpool is lucky enough to have an independent bookshop and institution called News From Nowhere. It's a women's radical co-op and does amazing work in the community. It's also one of the most welcoming places in the city, so please pop in if you ever find yourself in Liverpool. I love it with all of my heart, and if you're looking for somewhere to order from please consider it. They might not always be able to match Amazon in price but they trounce them in ethics. I'd be more than happy to pop in to the shop if there's any problems ordering from their site or you need anything forwarding.

Here's a link to the site and more info:

http://www.newsfromnowhere.org.uk/

News From Nowhere Bookshop opened its doors on Mayday 1974 in tiny premises on Manchester St and in its 30 years of existence has moved three times before occupying its current site on Liverpool's bohemian Bold St. This 5-storey building is now owned by the Workers Co-operative which runs the bookshop as a not-for-profit community business, thus securing its future as an essential resource for the people of Liverpool.

It has also been a Women's Collective since 1981, providing many women, as members of the collective or as volunteers, with the experience of running a business, and building up their skills in bookselling, retail and accounts. It's not very often now that a man will take one look at the woman behind the till and ask to see the boss, but it does still happen!

Its descriptions as an alternative, radical, feminist or community bookshop have varied over the years but its aims have remained constant - to provide access to books and information on the reality of the world and how to change it and ourselves for the better. Thus books on the History of Slavery nestle alongside manuals on Environmental Change, and volumes on Tai Chi or Feminism sit opposite Lesbian, Irish and Black fiction.

Subjects range from Labour History, Black Liberation, Irish Politics, and Struggles for Justice and Peace Worldwide, to Children's Rights, Women's Health, Disability Liberation, and Miscarriages of Justice. In addition there are large sections of socially-conscious Fiction and a vast array of Children's Books reflecting our diverse and multi-racial society. Local schools and the Education Authority use the bookshop as a major resource for equal opportunities and dual-language books.

Over the years, as News From Nowhere has become the main independent bookshop in Liverpool, priding itself on its efficient and helpful customer service and ordering facilities, it has built up strong links with the local universities and colleges and is now used as a stockist for students, from ESOL and Second Chance to degree courses in e.g. social sciences, criminology, media, history, literature and politics.

In a world of corporate chains and multinationals, an independent, grassroots co-operative may struggle to compete, and the Women's Collective which runs the shop has had to overcome difficulties such as dilapidated buildings, economic hardships, ruthless landlords, the rise of chain bookselling and not least a determined campaign of arson attacks from fascist groups in the '80s. But News From Nowhere has shown what can be achieved through the dedication of its workers (who now have over 60 years bookselling experience between them!) and the determination of a community to support & retain what it sees as a vital resource and focal point for campaigns for change.

It has always been much more than just a bookshop. In its day-to-day work, the collective tries to put into practice its ideals. For example, staff all receive equal rates of pay; decisions are made collectively - there is no boss; toys and a comfy chair are provided in the children's area for tired or breastfeeding mums; many lesbians and gay men have found it a welcoming port of call when taking their first steps to "coming out". And on a wider level, many campaigns have been supported practically and with information over the years e.g. Troops Out of Ireland, Reclaim The Night, The Miners' Strike, Greenham Common, The Liverpool Dockers, and anti-war campaigns from Vietnam to Iraq. Strong links have also been made with numerous local initiatives e.g. Sahir House, Black History Month, Africa Oye, Liverpool Friends of Palestine, Hillsborough Justice Campaign, refugee & asylum-seeker groups, women's self-harm groups, and countless conferences and events have benefited from a News From Nowhere bookstall. In addition, where else in the city marks Chinese New Year, Martin Luther King Day, International Women's Day, Jewish Book Week, St Patrick's Day, Pride Week, Hiroshima Day, World Aids Day & Kwanzaa?

The collective has never been afraid to confront controversial issues e.g. stocking information on British repression in Ireland long before the Peace Process, pioneering self-determination for survivors of sexual abuse before it was widely recognised or boycotting cheques from Barclays bank during apartheid. At the same time the bookshop's stock and philosophy reflect the hopefulness that 19th century socialist William Morris espoused in his utopian novel "News From Nowhere", that a better world is possible. In our 21st Century that means publicising that there is a large and growing peace movement in Israel, that there is always an alternative to war, that white people can work alongside black for racial justice, that globalisation can be countered by grassroots movements, that realising our personal power can empower us to change the world and that books are, as ever, crucial in that path to empowerment and justice.


Here's the shop today:

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And here's a photo of the shop back when they started out in 1974 :)

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Postby iambic » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:00 pm

G_S wrote:even tho I try not to buy books anymore, I am always in the market for Library of America stuff

sordid's parents have hundreds of these, and it's like the one thing they don't let us just take
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:05 pm

I've considered replacing my Saul Bellow paperbacks with the LoA run, but I'd miss all the introductions from other writers.
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Postby A WOMAN IN TROUBLE » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:19 pm

awesome abs!!

appreciated it when you made the offer in the "reading" thread, but this is such a generous offer I hope you don't get burnt out feeding the board 8-)
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Postby goofjan » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:15 pm

thank you abs! that's a bummer about abebooks

I don't mean to open up a can of worms here but does your store carry comics? meaning graphic novels/trade paperbacks.
plz if u get a chanse put some flowrs on algernons grave kthxbye
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Postby abs » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:19 pm

yes to graphic novels! there's a new comic book store in town so we don't stock as much superhero stuff (just the basics) so as not to step on their game, and they I turn let us handle most of the "literary/art" stuff.
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Postby fuckyoudad » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:17 pm

I have for trade or sale:

Jimmy Corrigan
The Sun Also Rises
Valis (first edition paperback!)
The Sisters Brothers
The Master and Margarita (Ginsburg translation)
The Disaster Artist
The Long Goodbye

Hit up my pms if interested
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Postby AdamThomas » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:07 pm

Do you get Chinese language stuff? How about any of Barry Hugharts books?

Thanks for the thread.
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Postby walt whitman » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:40 pm

when i move im going to have tons of books to sell, let me know if yinz want any boutique comix, weird critical theory, scifi, tons of coffee table art books on lichenstein and stella kiki smith etc etc
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Postby bear » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:35 am

can you just start a book subscription where i send you $X a month and you send me a book of your choice??
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Postby abs » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:04 am

I’m so down to do that, haha. Hpn book club??
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Postby ZONKER » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:30 pm

bear wrote:can you just start a book subscription where i send you $X a month and you send me a book of your choice??


This sounds cool

I’m a little confused tho, kind of a dumb q but is this just for rare/1st edition books or do you guys have the trashy sci-fi I use to stim my brain?
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Postby Kwisatz Haderach » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:38 pm

How much would you charge to read the book of your choosing and mail me a handwritten summary each month?
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Postby walt whitman » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:39 pm

speaking of books: ive had this Barnes N Noble giftcard burning a hole in my wallet since xmas and every store I go into I can't find a single thing i want to buy & read, amid the sprawling toy aisles and overpriced puzzles and desk calendars and weird pockets of space with a chilly draft. no good books. at. all.
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Postby ZONKER » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:50 pm

walt whitman wrote:speaking of books: ive had this Barnes N Noble giftcard burning a hole in my wallet since xmas and every store I go into I can't find a single thing i want to buy & read, amid the sprawling toy aisles and overpriced puzzles and desk calendars and weird pockets of space with a chilly draft. no good books. at. all.


Even ordering online sucks, I cashed in my card with one of those machines at the grocery store this year
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Postby walt whitman » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:55 pm

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Postby Kwisatz Haderach » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:21 pm

walt whitman wrote:speaking of books: ive had this Barnes N Noble giftcard burning a hole in my wallet since xmas and every store I go into I can't find a single thing i want to buy & read, amid the sprawling toy aisles and overpriced puzzles and desk calendars and weird pockets of space with a chilly draft. no good books. at. all.

They have interesting stuff in with the periodicals, like collections of short stories. Or use it the fauxbucks and get something to eat.

Or a board game. They’re overpriced but good selection.
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Postby bear » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:06 pm

abs wrote:I’m so down to do that, haha. Hpn book club??


how much would you wanna charge for this service? you should take some profit from this I would think
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Postby walt whitman » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:56 pm

yeah but like why does B&N have 8 zillion copies of the Glass Castle
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Postby abs » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:25 pm

bear wrote:
abs wrote:I’m so down to do that, haha. Hpn book club??


how much would you wanna charge for this service? you should take some profit from this I would think


how about a seasonal or bi-annual hpn book club? that is manageable for me.
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Postby snitch » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:58 pm

also want to express interest in the book club idea
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Postby John Dark » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:43 pm

If anyone would like this bunch of eastern European (mostly Czech) literature, I'll send it to you for just the cost of shipping...book rate.

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Postby whatabout tim » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:15 am

snitch wrote:also want to express interest in the book club idea


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Postby abs » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:17 am

what if we hosted a tiny chat for the book group like 1-4 times a year? that would be fun
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Postby wyatt » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:55 pm

what weird conspiracy books do you have?
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