Freedom Books appeal
Radical bookshop asking for help after fire-bomb attack
London's oldest radical bookshop, Freedom Books, is asking for donations after it was badly damaged in a recent arson attack.
The Alliance of Radical Booksellers noted that it was not the first time Freedom has come under attack. "As Britain’s oldest anarchist bookshop (founded in 1866), Freedom has been somewhat on the front-line of anti-anarchist aggression from the start. This latest attack has many similarities with a fire-bomb attack carried out some twenty years ago by the neo-nazi group Combat 18."
A statement on the bookshop's website said: "A lot of our stock was damaged in the fire-bomb attack and we appreciate any help with re-stocking. Anyone wanting to donate books, magazines or pamphlets to the shop to help us get back on our feet"
If you would like to make donation cheques or postal orders made payable to Freedom Press can be sent to Freedom Press, 84b Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX.
You can also help by ordering books through their website here and then emailing them at subs [at] freedompress.org.uk to let them know that your purchase was a donation.
Check out the benefit events for Freedom Press coming up.
We'll be covering bookshops and e:readers in our May/June 2013 issue of the magazine as part of our boycott Amazon campaign.