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The Unruly Curiosity of the UK Music Press in the 1960s-80s’
with Mark Sinker and Owen Hatherley

Wednesday 3rd April, 7pm
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Authentocracy: Joe Kennedy & Juliet Jacques in conversation
Monday 8th April, 7pm
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'Chav Solidairty' with D Hunter
Wednesday 10th April, 7pm
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'Women's Struggle in the Workplace' with Sally Groves and Louise Raw
Wednesday 17th April, 7pm
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Anthony Howell launches 'Consciousness (with Mutilation)'
Wednesday 24th April, 7pm
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AUTONOMY NOW presents
'Anarchism and Education' with Judith Suissa

Thursday 25th April, 7pm
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'A Girl's Guide to Personal Hygiene: Workshop and Conversation'
withTallulah Pomeroy

Wednesday 8th May, 7pm
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'4 Brown Girls Who Write'
with Roshni Goyate, Sharan Hunjan, Sunnah Khan, and Sheena Patel

Tuesday 14th May, 7pm
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'This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism'
with author Ashton Applewhite

Monday 20th May, 7pm
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READING GROUPS AT HOUSMANS

 

Housmans Feminist Sci-Fi Book Club

Genderless societies, anarchist planets, polyamorous aliens, parthenogenesis, feminist militias, reproductive dystopias, cyborg families, and more at the new Housmans Feminist Sci-Fi Book Club! Join us at the bookshop on the first Thursday of every month, 7pm-9pm. All genders welcome. Please bring drinks or snacks to share. 

The chosen titles are available from Housmans with a 20% discount if you mention the book club. Any questions? Email Hannah on scifi@housmans.com.

 

Upcoming titles:

Monday 29th April (NOTE DATE CHANGE) Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Thursday 6th June Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

 



Housmans Queer Book Club

Housmans Queer Book Club is a new group that reads a wide range of LGBTQ fiction and non-fiction. We meet every 2nd Thursday of the month from 7-8:30pm. All genders are welcome, as are any snacks, drinks and book suggestions you can bring along too. You can find future book club titles in Housmans, a 20% discount can be applied to them if you mention the group.

 

Upcoming titles:

Thursday 11th April The Merry Spinster by Daniel Mallory Ortberg

Thursday 9th May Rewriting the Rules by Meg John Barker



 

Self-care as an act of warfare: A

Black women's reading group

Black feminist writers offer a radical perspective on resistance, resilience and perseverance. Using their literary works, at each reading group, we will discuss and explore topics that reflect the Black female experience.

Held the 3rd Thursday of month. The group is free to attend but spaces are limited. Group members get a 20% discount if they choose to buy the upcoming book from the shop.

The April group will be reading Black Looks: Race and Representation by Bell Hooks

If you would like to come, you need to email to be added to the Facebook group: blackfeministreading@gmail.com

The event is open to all women (trans, intersex and cis) of Black African and Caribbean descent. Black non-binary, agender or gender variant people who feel they can contribute to and benefit from attending are welcome.

"Often we give lip service to the idea of mutual support and connection between Black women because we have not yet crossed the barriers to these possibilities, nor fully explored the angers and fears that keep us from realising the power of a real Black sisterhood." - Audre Lorde, Your Silence Will Not Protect You.

 


 

The Fuse Book Club

The original Housmans monthly book club, Fuse meets on the second Thursday of the month, starting at 7pm in the shop.

This is a friendly, relaxed group, and all book-lovers are welcome. The group reads a lot of non-fiction titles, and some fiction, too. Members are always welcome to suggest the next title, and there's no obligation to come along every month if you don't fancy it.

Fuse members get a 20% discount if you choose to buy the upcoming book from the shop.

If you would like to join the reading group, you are welcome to just show up on the evening, but to be added to the mailing list and kept up to date with details of forthcoming meetings, email catherine[at]housmans.com.

2019 upcoming titles under discussion are:

Thursday 11th April If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Thursday 9th May This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageing by Ashton Applewhite


What Fuse Book Club Have Read So Far:

Revolting Prostitutes by Juno Mac and Molly Smith

Tell Me How it Ends by Valeria Luiselli

The Shock Doctrine of the Left by Graham Jones

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Big Capital by Anna Minton

All About Love by bell hooks

Clothes Clothes Clothes, Music Music Music, Boys Boys Boys by Viv Albertine

The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin

Your Life in My Hands: a Junior Doctor's Story by Rachel Clarke

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Red Rosa by Kate Evans

Kill All Normies by Angela Nagle

Four Futures: Life After Capitalism by Peter Frase

The Underground Railroad by

The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz

V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

Respectable by Lynsey Hanley

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

G by John Berger

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

Oblivion by David Foster Wallace

The Hammer Blow by Andrea Needham

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Postcapitalism by Paul Mason

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

A Book For Her by Bridget Christie

The Rent Trap by Samir Jeraj and Rosie Walker

Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It by Owen Jones

Economics: The User's Guide by Ha-Joon Chang

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

A Very British Coup by Chris Mullin

This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein

Here We Stand: Women Changing the World edited by Helena Earnshaw and Angharad Penrhyn Jones

Stitched Up by Tansy Hoskins

News From Nowhere by William Morris

The Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano

What the **** is Normal? by Francesca Martinez

Austerity: The Demolition of the Welfare State and the Rise of the Zombie Economy by Kerry-Anne Mendoza

Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Slaughterhouse-5 by Kurt Vonnegut

Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

On Anarchism by Noam Chomsky

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Broken Republic by Arundhati Roy

How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran

The Village Against the World by Dan Hancox

Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain by Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin

Bound for Glory by Woody Guthrie

Why Internet Porn Matters by Margret Grebowicz

Estates by Lynsey Hanley

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

The Equality Illusion by Kat Banyard

Anarchy in Action by Colin Ward

As the World Burns by Derek Jensen and Stephanie McMillan

Scattered Sands: The Story of China's Rural Migrants by Hsiao-Hung Pai

Riot City by Clive Bloom

Why It's Still Kicking Off Everywhere by Paul Mason

One Dimensional Woman by Nina Power

Chavs by Owen Jones

Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist by Robert Tressell

Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation by Richard Sennett

When a Billion Chinese Jump by Jonathan Watts

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell