As many of you will know, since leaving the TUC at the end of February, I have been hatching a plan to open a second hand bookshop in Durham.
The first stage came with the discovery of a beautiful little space tucked away in Saddlers Yard. Now, after a lot of hard work, the rest of the pieces of the jigsaw have finally been shoved into place and on Saturday the 18th June, the People's Bookshop will open to the public.
The People's Bookshop will be an independent, radical bookshop in the heart of Durham City. We will deal mainly in second hand books and will offer a range of alternative books, specialising in radical and labour movement politics, history, local interest, poetry, sport and a smattering of children's books. The aim is to create a more radical, community-orientated bookshop than that which is currently on offer. We believe that bookshops should reflect their communities and radical bookshops are an important part of the creation of a better world.
For more details about the People's bookshop, please visit our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/insights/?sk=po_206528372717351 and of course, you can follow us on twitter: @PeoplesBookshop. Look out for the website coming soon - at www.peoplesbookshop.co.uk. I'm also attaching a flyer about the People's Bookshop with contact details and a map.
On our opening weekend, we will be open from 9.30 on the Saturday and 11.00 on the Sunday. It would be great to see you over that weekend or in the coming weeks. Below are our normal opening hours:
Thursday 9.30 - 17.30
Friday 9.30 - 17.30
Saturday 9.30 - 17.30
Sunday 11.00 - 16.00
If you're in or around Durham, make sure you check us out. If you would like to go on our supporters list, please send me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd also like to ask that you publicise the bookshop through your networks whenever possible. I know a lot of people will love this venture, but it won't work unless people hear about it.
10 Jun 2011
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