Where? Liverpool, UK
Recommended by Evelyn Zottler
The description of the bookstore, as an alternative, radical, feminist or community bookshop, has varied over the years but its aim has remained constant since - 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 find their place 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.