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(Section being built! Should be updated end of July 2nd :p)

A selection of books to help change the world - to learn from past movements and be inspired by fellow activists, they contain skills and knowledge to think differently, engage and connect differently.

These books (listed alphabetically) are just a snapshot of those we have in the shop - if you can’t see what you’re after please do give us a shout by email, phone or drop in and we can check the shelves or order in for you!

At checkout you have the option of postage or free click & collect if you’re local to the bookshop.

Book cover of 30 Easy Ways to Join the Food Revolution by Ollie Hunter
30 Easy Ways to Join the Food Revolution £14.99
Book cover of A Basic Income Pocketbook by Annie Miller
A Basic Income Pocketbook £9.99
Book cover of A Planet to Win : Why We Need a Green New Deal by Kate Aronoff, Alyssa Battistoni, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Thea Riofrancos
A Planet to Win : Why We Need a Green New Deal £10.99
Book cover of Abolish Silicon Valley by Wendy Liu
Abolish Silicon Valley £10.99
Book cover of Abolitionist Socialist Feminism - (a Mairi favourite) by Zillah Eisenstein
Abolitionist Socialist Feminism - (a Mairi favourite) £12.99
Book cover of Advertising Shits In Your Head : Strategies for Resistance by  Vyvian Raoul, Josh Macphee
Advertising Shits In Your Head : Strategies for Resistance £12.99
Book cover of  Against the Grain: The British Far Left from 1956  by  Evan Smith (Ed.), Matthew Worley (Ed.)
Against the Grain: The British Far Left from 1956 £14.99
Book cover of All About Love - (a Peach favourite) by Bell Hooks
All About Love - (a Peach favourite) £10.99
Book cover of All Our Relations: Indigenous trauma in the shadow of colonialism - (an Anita favourite) by Tanya Talaga
All Our Relations: Indigenous trauma in the shadow of colonialism - (an Anita favourite) £9.99
Book cover of Anti-Politics : On the Demonization of Ideology, Authority and the State by  Eliane Glaser
Anti-Politics : On the Demonization of Ideology, Authority and the State £8.99
Book cover of Basic Income : And How We Can Make It Happen by Guy Standing
Basic Income : And How We Can Make It Happen £8.99
Book cover of Being Numerous : Essays on Non-Fascist Life by Natasha Lennard
Being Numerous : Essays on Non-Fascist Life £12.99
Book cover of Burn It Down! : Feminist Manifestos for the Revolution by Breanne Fahs
Burn It Down! : Feminist Manifestos for the Revolution £20
Book cover of  Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice  by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice £13.99
Book cover of Clothing Poverty by Andrew Brooks
Clothing Poverty £9.99
Book cover of Constitution Street: Finding hope in an age of anxiety - (a Mairi favourite) by Jemma Neville
Constitution Street: Finding hope in an age of anxiety - (a Mairi favourite) £12.99
Book cover of  Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People  by Frances Ryan
Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People £9.99
Book cover of Decolonising the University by Gurminder K. Bhambra (Ed.), Dalia Gebrial (Ed.), Kerem Nişancıoğlu (Ed.)
Decolonising the University £16.99
Book cover of Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown
Emergent Strategy £12.5
Book cover of The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale
The End of Policing £12.99
Book cover of Greed Is Dead: Politics After Individualism by Paul Collier & John Kay
Greed Is Dead: Politics After Individualism £16.99
Book cover of Hope in the Dark - (a Mairi favourite) by Rebecca Solnit
Hope in the Dark - (a Mairi favourite) £9.99
Book cover of How to Save Politics in a Post-Truth Era by Ilan Zvi Baron
How to Save Politics in a Post-Truth Era £12.99
Book cover of How We Fight White Supremacy : A Field Guide to Black Resistance by Akiba Solomon, Kenrya Rankin
How We Fight White Supremacy : A Field Guide to Black Resistance £13.99
Book cover of If They Come in the Morning... Voices of Resistance by Angela Y. Davis (ed.)
If They Come in the Morning... Voices of Resistance £9.99
Book cover of Imagine A Country by Ed. Val McDermid and Jo Sharp
Imagine A Country £12
Book cover of Irreplaceable by Julian Hoffman
Irreplaceable £9.99
Book cover of Lost, Found, Remembered by Lyra McKee
Lost, Found, Remembered £12.99
Book cover of Lucky Dip : POLITICS by Could be anyone
Lucky Dip : POLITICS £10
Book cover of Made Possible : Stories of success by people with learning disabilities by Ed. Saba Salman
Made Possible : Stories of success by people with learning disabilities £9.99
Book cover of No! My First Book Of Protest  by Julie Merberg
No! My First Book Of Protest £9.99
Book cover of Optimism Over Despair by Noam Chomsky, C.J. Polychroniou
Optimism Over Despair £6
Book cover of Prefigurative Politics : Building Tomorrow Today by Paul Raekstad, Sofa Saio Gradin
Prefigurative Politics : Building Tomorrow Today £15.99
Book cover of  Rhodes Must Fall: The Struggle to Decolonise the Racist Heart of Empire  by The Rhodes Must Fall Movement
Rhodes Must Fall: The Struggle to Decolonise the Racist Heart of Empire £9.99
Book cover of Riders on the Storm : The Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being by Alastair McIntosh
Riders on the Storm : The Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being £9.99
Book cover of STIM by Ed Lizzie Huxley-Jones
STIM £9.99
Book cover of Stolen : How to Save the World from Financialisation by Grace Blakeley
Stolen : How to Save the World from Financialisation £10.99
Book cover of The Force of Nonviolence : The Ethical in the Political by Judith Butler
The Force of Nonviolence : The Ethical in the Political £14.99
Book cover of The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It by Yascha Mounk
The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It £14.95
Book cover of The War on Disabled People : Capitalism, Welfare and the Making of a Human Catastrophe by Ellen Clifford
The War on Disabled People : Capitalism, Welfare and the Making of a Human Catastrophe £12.99
Book cover of Unfree Speech : The Threat to Global Democracy and Why We Must Act, Now by Joshua Wong, Jason Y. Ng
Unfree Speech : The Threat to Global Democracy and Why We Must Act, Now £9.99
Book cover of What You Have Heard Is True : A Memoir of Witness and Resistance by Carolyn Forche
What You Have Heard Is True : A Memoir of Witness and Resistance £10.99
Book cover of Why Women Will Save the Planet by Friends of the Earth, C40 Cities
Why Women Will Save the Planet £9.99
Book cover of Women Don't Owe You Pretty by Florence Given
Women Don't Owe You Pretty £12.99