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Latest member of the ARB open new bookshop in Bristol

A group of people around the Bristol Radical History Group have opened up a new radical bookshop in Bristol called Hydra Books. Bristol has been without a good dissenting bookshop for a while now, and it’s great to see a new bookshop opening, especially in the face of the usual wave of bad news about the state of the booktrade. Whatsmore, the ARB is now one more member stronger!

They’re off to a flying start, with shelves stocked and a packed programme of events already booked up into the new year.  As part of the launch day event anarchist activist Ian Bone told tales of some lesser-known revolutionary figures from days gone by – there’s a nice write up of the event from Bristol blog Upside Down in Cloud here (from which the pictures in this post are taken – thank you). Ian Bone has written about it on his blog too, also well worth a click: All Hail The Hydra, and there’s even a video of Ian’s talk here, which includes an introduction by Roger, one of the shop’s founders :
So if you are ever in Bristol please do pay them a visit – or if you are in any position to help spread news of their existence then please do so.  Their website is  www.hydrabooks.org

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