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FESTIVE WISHES AND FIGHTING TALK 
 
The London Bookshop Map wholeheartedly supports the boycott of Amazon and encourages book lovers to shop independent this festive season!

Independent bookshops pay their taxes in the UK and their workers the living wage! They sustain local interests and offer different ways for communities to participate in a range of cultural activities. They are crucial platforms for alternative publishing.

If you are in London you can find your nearest shop by downloading our free iPhone App or visiting our website. Free copies of our recent printed issue, with work by artist Camilla Wills, are available at every listed shop.


Image: Illustration by Linda Bourke to accompany Mev Miller, 'Amazon Bookstore: Literacy Skills for Women', Volume 19, Number 1, Feminist Bookstore News, May/June 1996.  Available at the Feminist Library, 5 Westminster Bridge Road SE1 7XW
 
'Amazon Bookstore Cooperative was a feminist bookstore located in Minneapolis, Minnesota […]  In 1999, the cooperative sued Amazon. com for trademark infringement. After sometimes acrimonious legal proceedings, the case was settled in November of that year, with the cooperative signing over its rights of the name Amazon to Amazon. com, and Amazon. com then licensing the use of the name back to the cooperative.[…] It later became named True Colors Bookstore and closed in late 2011' – Heinz Duthel, 'Amazon. com controversies and its damaging Internet tax-avoidance strategy', available here

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