Welcome to the People's Bookshop
The People's Bookshop is an independent, radical bookshop in the heart of Durham City. Dealing mainly in second-hand books, we aim to fill the gaps left behind by the headlong rush towards best-sellers, e-books and add-on sales. We believe that bookshops should reflect their communities and radical bookshops are an important part of the creation of a better world. If this were only about big ideas, it would be centred on the idea that 'another world is possible', but it is also about those little ideas, local histories and forgotten stories that are only preserved in the pages of actual, real books.
The People's Bookshop is conveniently located on the way up to the Cathedral & Castle in Durham City, just off Saddler Street. You'll find us up a 'vennel' - alleyway to non-Durhamites - which leads to (you guessed it!) the famous Vennels Coffee shop. The short climb up our very 'historic' staircase is rewarded not only by a wonderful view of the Castle but by our fantastic selection of second-hand and rare books, including:
- People's Politics
- Local History
- Trade Unions and Labour History
- Biography and Diaries
- Poetry & Literature
- Collectable Books
We are more than just a collection of books, however. The People's Bookshop is a place where people can relax, browse and read certainly - but also discuss ideas, learn more about the history of the North East and get involved in community campaigns. Hey, isn't that what bookshops used to be like?
Next Club Resistance event:
Durham Miners' Gala Punky Reggae Party
Sat 9th July, 4pm - 2am at Alington House. For Facebook event page, see:
Durham Miners Gala Punky Reggae Party
Tickets - just £5.00 in the bookshop (open Tuesday - Saturday, 12-5.30) or £6.00 via PayPal - to cover service charges and postage (PayPal button below)
„The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them”