BOOKSELLERS AND PUBLISHERS
In no particular order….
|Influx Press||www.influxpress.com||Influx Press is an independent publisher committed to publishing innovative and challenging fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction from across the UK and beyond.|
|AK Press||www.akuk.com||Anarchist publishing and distribution.|
|Shalimar Books||www.indianbooksuk.com||Indian books and bookshop.|
|Cassava Republic||www.casavrepublic.biz||African publishing house which aims to “change the way the world thinks about African writing”.|
|Carl Slienger||No website||Specialist publisher and Antiquarian bookseller.
Documenting thorough scholarship and recovering the printed expression of the working class. All periods – all languages – all aspects.
|Letterbox Library||www.letterboxlibrary.com||A leading supplier of multicultural, gender equality and special issue books for children.|
|Datacide||www.datacide.c8.com||Magazine for noise and politics.|
|Active Distribution||www.activedistribution.org||Fiercely DIY and Not for Profit anarchist distributor.|
|Autonomedia||www.autonomedia.org||Autonomedia is one of the main North American publishers of radical theoretical works, especially in the anarchist tradition.|
|Alborada||www.alborada.net/mag||Magazine of Latin American politics and culture.|
|Five Leaves||www.fiveleavesbookshop.co.uk/||Five Leaves is a small publisher based in Nottingham, publishing 15 or so books a year. Our roots are radical and literary.|
|Red Pepper||www.redpepper.org.uk||Independent magazine of the green and radical left, featuring links to progressive sites worldwide.|
|Merlin Press||www.merlinpress.co.uk||The core of the Merlin list are works of politics, history and philosophy associated with the New Left.|
|Hansib||www.hansibpublications.com||Hansib Publications was founded in 1970 as a means to publish magazines and newspapers for Britain’s burgeoning West Indian communities.|
|Zed Books||www.zedbooks.co.uk||Zed Books is a critical and dynamic publisher, committed to increasing awareness of important international issues and to promoting diversity, alternative voices and progressive social change.|
|Peace News||www.peacenews.info||Peace News (PN) is a pacifist magazine first published on 6 June 1936 to serve the peace movement in the United Kingdom.|
|Lewisham People Before Profit||www.peoplebeforeprofit.org.uk||Lewisham People Before Profit is a left-wing political party based in the London Borough of Lewisham.|
|Bookmarks||www.bookmarksbookshop.co.uk||Socialist bookshop and publisher.|
|Wellred Books||www.wellredbooks.net||Wellred Books is the publishing house and worldwide bookshop of the International Marxist Tendency.|
|New Internationalist||www.newint.org||Leading independent publisher of magazines and books on politics, global justice and equality.|
|Corporate Watch||www.corporatewatch.org/||News, investigative information and analysis from activist, anti-corporate organization based in the UK.|
|Housmans||www.housmans.com||London’s oldest pan-left radical bookshop, established in 1945.|
|Past Tense||www.past-tense.org.uk||Past Tense is a publishing project based in South London, exploring London radical history.|
|Marx Memorial Library||www.marxlibrary.org.uk||Marx Memorial Library & Workers’ School in Clerkenwell aims to advance education, knowledge and learning in all aspects of the working class movement.|
|Dog Section Press||www.dogsection.bigcartel.com||A not for profit publisher run on anarchist principles.|
|New Internationalist||www.newint.org||The world’s leading independent publisher of magazines and books on politics, global justice and equality.|
|Smokestack||www.smokestack-books.co.uk||Smokestack is an independent publisher of radical and unconventional poetry.|
|Journal of Aesthetics & Protest||www.joaap.org||Los Angeles based artist collective whose magazine sits at the discursive juncture of fine art, media theory and anti-authoritarian activism.|
|Pluto Press||www.plutobooks.com||One of the world’s leading radical publishers, specialising in progressive, critical perspectives in politics and the social sciences.|
|Verso||www.versobooks.com||Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world.|
|Hammer Press||www.hammeronpress.net||Books for and by feminists, queers, nerds and weirdos.|
|Haven Distribution||www.havendistribution.org.uk||Purchasing and distributing educational books to prisoners since 1996.|
|PM Press||www.pmpress.org||PM Press is an independent publisher that specializes in radical, Marxist and anarchist literature.|
|International Times||www.internationaltimes.it||Underground newspaper featuring politics, art, counterculture, free love, cartoons.|
|STRIKE!||www.strikemag.org||STRIKE! is a bi-monthly newspaper – dealing in politics, philosophy, art, subversion and sedition.|
|Knockabout||www.knockabout.com||Publishers and purveyors of fine comics and books since 1975.|
|Comma Press||www.commapress.co.uk||A not-for-profit publisher promoting new fiction and poetry, with an emphasis on the short story.|
|Left Book Club||www.leftbookclub.com||The Left Book Club publishes a series of high-quality publications focussed on progressive social change in the interests of working people.|
|Spelling Mistakes||www.spellingmistakescostlives.com||Art, illustrations & videos by Darren Cullen.|
|Feminist Library||www.feministlibrary.co.uk||The Feminist Library is a large collection of Women’s Liberation Movement literature based in London.|
|Chronos Publications||No website||Specialising in translated pamphlets.|
|NerveMeter||www.nervemeter.co.uk||Independent, not-for-profit quarterly counterculture magazine.|
|Sable||www.sablelitmag.org||A black and white cultural publication for writers of colour to showcase their work in any genre.|
|Phil Walden||No website||Seller of rare and out of print left books.|
|Peepal Tree||www.peepaltreepress.com||Peepal Tree aims to bring you the very best of international writing from the Caribbean, its diasporas and the UK.|
|Morning Star||www.morningstaronline.co.uk||Second hand books from the only English-language socialist daily newspaper in the world.|
|Foxhole||www.foxholemagazine.com||New, print-only arts & culture magazine promoting new art, photography, fiction and non fiction.|
|Revolutionary Praxis||www.revolutionarypraxis.org||Revolutionary Marxist party selling second hand books.|
|And Other Stories||www.andotherstories.org||And Other Stories is a grassroots social enterprise that works with writers and translators to handpick the best international books for its readers.|
|Sociological Review||www.thesociologicalreview.com||The Sociological Review publishes high quality and innovative articles that shape the nature and scope of sociology, committed to the far-reaching intellectualism of sociological thought. We are also championing a cause: that sociology matters. The Sociological Review is also home to a prestigious Monograph Series that publishes collections of outstanding and original scholarly articles on issues of general sociological interest.|
|Repeater Books||www.repeaterbooks.com||Repeater is a publishing imprint started by the same group that founded and ran Zero Books. Its purpose is to expand upon and complete the project begun with Zero; that of bringing marginal, esoteric, idiosyncratic and necessary literature and thought into a mainstream that would otherwise ignore it.|
|Goldsmiths Press||www.gold.ac.uk/goldsmiths-press/||Goldsmiths Press is a new university press which aims to revive and regenerate the traditions and values of university press publishing through the innovative use of print and digital media.|
|Goldsmiths Media & Comms Department||www.gold.ac.uk/media-communications/||Goldsmiths’ acclaimed Media & Communcations department.|
ZINE MAKERS, DIY AND SMALL PRESS
Incomplete list…more yet to be announced…
|Black Eye Press||http://cargocollective.com/pawel_n||We are an independent press offering services in riso and screen printing. We also publish our own zines which are riso printed. We are London based.|
|Vampire Sushi Distro||http://vampiresushi.co.uk/||the zine distro with a bite, since 2009.
Vampire Sushi a small zine distro based in Chatham, Kent (UK) selling all sorts of awesome zines,
especially perzines, feminist zines, queer zines and much more. it is run by Tukru, the writer of long running perzine Your Pretty Face is Going Straight To Hell from a corner of their living room.
|The Chapess||http://cherrystyles.co.uk/||The Chapess is a quarterly zine showcasing the work of women writers and artists from around the world. Since 2011 the zine has operated on an open submission policy with contributions coming from women of all ages and experience.|
|Superfold Press||www.superfold.net http://www.playslum.com/||Play Slum is a spoof Lego catalogue that allows children to build favelas and shanty towns.|
|Soofiya||http://www.soofiya.com/||Soofiya is an independent graphic designer and describes themselves as a ‘Weekend Anarchist’ and all-round feminist scum. Their work ofeten explores the relationship between activism and design.|
|Rudy Loewe||www.rudyloewe.etsy.com||Rudy Loewe is a visual artist, educator and storyteller who works primarily in comic and zine format. They explore themes such as gender, sexuality, race, trauma and mental health.
Rudy is interested in seemingly untold narratives and how these can be given more visibility.
|Lindsay Draws||http://andsomeplyers.bigcartel.com/||Lindsay is a self-taught craftswoman from the Midwest of the US currently living in the East End of London. She combines radical and oral history as well as social justice issues with illustration and design. She is currently working on a long term oral history zine project with her family to uncover the life of her uncle who died when she was a teenager.|
|Sister Magazine||http://www.sistermagazine.co.uk/||Sister is a magazine for girls which aims to provide a platform for a generation who are frustrated by the constraints of gender in modern society|
|Other Asias||http://otherasias.webnode.com/||Founded in 2008, Other Asias is a transnational family of creative collectives and critical research currents, founded and directed by artist-curators Hamja Ahsan and Fatima Hussain.
Other Asias operates as open assemblage of artists, writers and designers – in a fluid space between an art movement, production company and creative think-tank. We have collaborated with over 100 artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, dancers, architects, designers, thinkers,bloggers and non-art creative and critical practioners from across the world – from Korea to Sibera, from East London to Almaty, from Dhaka to New York, with additional focus on South Asia and Islamicate orientations of the world, history and futures.
|Aleesha Nandhra||http://www.aleeshanandhra.com/||Aleesha is an Illustrator/designer based in London, and graduate of the Cambridge School of Art (2014)
Aleesha’s work is often a mixture of different media both traditional and digital and is influenced by Music, Pop-Art and vintage food packaging.
Aleesha likes using bold and fun imagery to create solutions to visual problems.
|Orlando||http://www.weareorlando.co.uk/||Orlando is a cultural platform, established in 2014, to introduce a creative and cooperative voice into the mainstream. The transgressive and resolute protagonist of Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel inspired the name. Inspired by how androgyny functions in the story, Orlando intends to engage both men and women through one unified voice, nodding to a future where stereotypical notions of masculinity and femininity can be dispelled in favour of the united body. Orlando encourages ideas of progression and social change by promoting those who want to make their voice heard or make a difference in society. The voice of the platform is intersectional and polyphonic, hoping to stimulate a discourse that is liberated, critically engaged, and free from commercial interest. The basis of this platform is not singular or individualistic, but aims to promote the wellbeing of the collective, believing that collaboration can be one of the most powerful and innovative forms of production. We are Orlando.|
|Chloe Spicer||http://www.chloespicer.co.uk/||Chloe is a UK-based, freelance Library Curator/bookish artist.
|Inês M. Ferreira||http://inesartistaif.wix.com/inesartista||InêsArtista studied Illustration, with a practice orientated towards Fine Art. Her further studies and professional experiences gravitated around Graphic Design and Publishing, but it was after she worked in the Fine Art industry and being influenced by creative East London, that her artistic character settled on Book Arts.
She currently works as a Language teacher, and produces artistic books that tie-in social research.
Fond of world music, accordionist and jazz singer, hunts for Street Art when strolling around the world on a bicycle.
|Dead Trees and Dye||http://www.deadtreesanddye.com/||‘Dead Trees And Dye’ is a distro based in London – founded in 2005, it continues to offer an amazing selection of rad zines…|
|Typical Girl||http://www.typicalgirlsmagazine.com/||TG is a small print, perfect bound publication that is closer to a book than a magazine. Intended to be read from cover to cover; it stitches together the stories of women from around the globe. Attempting to create positive representations of women in media from a variety of backgrounds the collective, which showcases the work of female creatives, was born out of a frustration at the lack of diversity in mainstream media. Each issue is based loosely around a theme to tie the pieces together.|
|æ||http://wellingvisualarts.org/?page_id=231||æ is Welling School’s bi-annual newspaper that acts as a platform for the intersection of Art and Education. It’s a democratic platform in which Artists, Writers, Academics, Students and any other contributors are represented equally. It is produced at school by staff and pupils.|
|Jacob V Joyce||http://jacobvjoyce.com/||Jacob V Joyce is an interdisciplinary artist that disrupts commercial and community spaces with queer and decolonial, creative interventions. A member of the sorryyoufeeluncomfortable collective and the front person for the band Screaming Toenail, Jacob’s work brings satirical and theatrical critiques to institutional and systemic instances of marginalisation. As well as self-publishing a number of illustrated books addressing a variety of political issues, Jacob performs spoken word and solo electronic music which combines West African folkloric imagery with poetic strategies of resistance.|
|AUTHORRISING||http://authorrising.tumblr.com/||AUTHORRISING zine (inter)views and complies the political, psychological and the social of the people under the failed category of the ‘mixed race’.|
|Indestructible Energy||http://www.indestructibleenergy.com/||Indestructible Energy is a limited edition, submission based, art zine which explores the relationship between reproduced and original artwork within the context of the traditional fanzine without being bound by conventional zine publishing practices. Aspects of the zine will change issue to issue. Each issue will have 100 copies, each copy will include both reproduced and original pieces making each copy an individual piece of art.|
|X=Y||xequalsyzine.com||X=Y is a guide to feminist politics and culture|