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Five Leaves

14a Long Row
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2DH

United Kingdom

0115 837 3097; bookshopfiveleaves.co.uk

Type: Bookstore — new books

Web site: http://fiveleavesbookshop.co.uk

Twitter account: @fiveleavesbooks

Description: Five Leaves Bookshop stock is orientated towards independent presses, but we have a good representation of major publishing houses too. We like the reprint house Persephone, political publishers including Verso and Freedom, poetry publishers such as Carcanet and Bloodaxe, translation houses including Pierene and Pushkin Press, the landscape publisher Little Toller…

Our current best-selling sections include politics, landscape/cityscape, poetry and general fiction.

The sections in the shop include books about books, Jewish interest, The Beats, Roma, self-help, counselling and psychotherapy, creative writing, landscape/cityscape, music, young adult/teenage, spirituality, general and translated fiction, poetry, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, travel writing, politics, feminism, social history. We have a small children’s section. All Five Leaves titles are carried.

We also have some terrific greetings cards and postcards and, leading up to Christmas, a range of diaries, calendars and tea-towels! Some of our Christmas cards are exclusively designed for Five Leaves by Posy Simmonds.

Five Leaves sells 60-70 magazines covering the range of interests in the shop. In some cases we will be the only stockist in the region. In the case of the Lacanian Review, we are one of only two shops in the UK carrying the magazine!

Whilst smaller independents are our priority, many of our books are drawn from the output of big publishers. There is no conflict in this – a good book is a good book, regardless of the publisher.

Independent… radical…?
Our independence means that we do our own buying and are not beholding to shareholders. The shop has to make a profit so that we can pay staff wages, rent, overheads and pay for the books, but beyond that our income will be used to develop the shop and our publishing side. We are radical in that the shop supports those who want to change the world for the better. This is reflected in the books we stock and the events we promote. It would be impossible to pay the rent if we ONLY stocked politically radical books… but radical is a broad word. Personal change, political change, understanding history, understanding the world we live in… anarchist, socialist, green… we are not prescriptive. Independent publishing, independent thinking, independent writing. That’s good enough for us.

Events
Unless stated, all our events are held in the Bookshop. The shop has full disabled access.

Tickets are available on the door on a first come, first served basis. In some cases we will ask people to buy tickets in advance.

Events will also be circulated in our newsletter, on Facebook and Twitter.

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