TARIQ ALI & JANET HODGSON (1960 – 2016) BOOKSALE
Jan 09 2017
On Thursday 12th January, from 10am onwards, we will be kicking off a huge sale of second-hand and new books, as donated by the writer Tariq Ali and the estate of the artist Janet Hodgson.
Tariq Ali has very generously donated some 1,000 books, featuring many recent publications from Verso Books, as well as a wide range of other political titles, with a particular concentration of works focussing on the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. Most of these titles will be on display on the central tables, upstairs in the shop, priced at around £3-£5. Other £1 titles of Tariq’s will be in our £1 basement.
Janet Hodgson was an artist whose work explored the interactions of time, history and language. She was a supporter of Housmans throughout her life, and we thank her family for donating her book collection to us. Janet’s books are primarily on art and art-theory, and will be put out on the central tables downstairs in the Vaults. Please do have a read of Janet’s obituary, as printed in the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/apr/15/janet-hodgson-obituary
As with Tariq’s books we will be pricing them so as to make them as affordable as possible.
And to add to all that Housmans will be adding our own stock to the sale, of new books at clearance prices. With the amount of books available we expect the sale will run for a good little while, but as ever, to get the best titles it’s worth getting in there early.
Thank you so much to Tariq Ali and the family of Janet Hodgson for these donations. They are crucial in keeping Housmans running.