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‘Out of his struggles - the poems of Kosuke Shirasu’ with Bruce Barnes, and reader Akiko Shindo
Friday 13th October, 7pm
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Peace News present: ‘1917: The Nonviolent Russian Revolution’ with Milan Rai 
Wednesday 25th October, 7pm
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Late Evening Shopping with 20% Discount
Tuesday 31st October, 6.30 to 8.30pm
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Peace education poetry event with the poet Anthony Owen  
Thursday 2nd November, 7pm
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Left Book Club Present: ‘Student Revolt:  Voices of the Austerity Generation’ with Matt Myers
Wednesday 8th November, 7pm
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‘The History Thieves: Secrets, Lies and the Shaping of a Modern Nation’ with Ian Cobain in conversation with Wail Qasim 
Wednesday 15th November, 7pm
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‘Pages of Protest: Can Books Influence Politics?
Thursday 16th November, 7pm
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‘Building Better Societies:
Promoting social justice in a world falling apart’
with Rowland Atkinson, Lisa Mckenzie and Simon Winlow
Wednesday 22nd November, 7pm
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‘How the Establishment Lost Control’ with Chris Nineham
Wednesday 29th November, 7pm
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‘You Should Come with Me Now: Stories of Ghosts’
M. John Harrison in conversation with Lara Pawson
Thursday 30th November, 7pm
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Sunday 12 noon to 6pm

Housmans is closed on public holidays.

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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:

Thursday 2nd November: The Bees by Laline Paull

Thursday 7th December: Bitch Planet Volume 1

Thursday 4th January: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

Past titles

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor

Kindred by Octavia Butler

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood




 

The Fuse Book Club

Housmans has a monthly book club which 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.

2017/18 upcoming titles under discussion are:

Thursday 9th November Four Futures: Life After Capitalism by Peter Frase
Frase imagines how a post-capitalist world might look, deploying the tools of both social science and speculative fiction to explore what communism, rentism, socialism and exterminism might actually entail.

Thursday 14th December No book - Christmas social!

Thursday 11th January The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit
A collection of essays on feminism



 

What We've Read So Far:

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