Liberate Your Mind

Where do you go when you want to buy a book? A union-busting corporation or a socialist bookshop? Bookmarks is the largest socialist bookshop in Britain.

And we don't just sell from our shop in London, we go out and about to provide bookstalls at events across the country, from Tolpuddle to major demonstrations. We send books across the world and offer a full mailorder service for individuals and trade unions.

'Bookmarks is the university for activists' - Tony Benn

Bookmarks keeps alive the tradition of radical bookselling, ensuring that activists have access to the most important lessons from history as well as cutting edge political analysis.

It is your bookshop and it will exist as long as it is supported by people like you.

Our range of books covers politics, economics, trade unionism, labour history, the environment, black struggle, women, culture, fiction, radical kid's books and much more. And we don't just sell books, we publish them too- books that answer the big questions that socialists and trade unionists are asking.

The massive anti-union booksellers like Amazon can offer the sorts of discounts smaller shops cannot match. But they do this by attacking their own workers, avoiding corporation tax and squeezing authors and publishers. That's not how we operate. And the major booksellers cannot match the guidance and expertise that our unionised staff provide.

Open An Account

You can help to secure the future of radical bookselling by opening a Bookmarks Account.

We ask that you pay in a minimum of £10 a month by Standing Order which you can then spend on books at any time.

We will also give you 10% off all books or free postage anywhere in the UK.

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Bookmarks Publishing

Browse here for books from Bookmarks Publications and Redwords.

Bookmarks has been publishing books for over 40 years. Every year we publish a selection of books and pamphlets that address the key issues facing activists and trade unionists. Many of our older publications are available from our secondhand section.

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