An oral history of the Centreprise co-operative has captured the feelings, emotions, experiences and dilemmas of the people who created this social experiment
The flourishing of feminist bookshops was made possible by some factors unique to the 1970s and 80s. It was not, however, the political opposition that destroyed most of the radical bookshops by the end of the 1990s.
Now almost thirty years old, the London Anarchist Bookfair is a big deal, attracting thousands of the curious and committed. Ross Bradshaw of Five Leaves – a radical bookseller turned radical publisher – has seen it develop.