People's Bookshop

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„This is a brilliant intiatitve. Just what is needed when people are searching for ideas about how we can combat the Coalition's attacks on our community and about what sort of society we want to build out of the debris they leave behind.”

John McDonnell MP

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
  • Football Writing
  • Poetry & Literature
  • Childrens
  • Collectable Books

We are trying to be 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?

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„You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them”

Ray Bradbury

The People's Bookshop

Third Floor, The Attic
Saddlers Yard
70, Saddler Street
Durham
DH1 3NP
Phone: 0191 384 4399

Opening Times

Monday - closed
Tuesday - closed
Wednesday - closed
Thursday - 10.00 - 17.30
Friday - 10.00 - 17.30
Saturday - 10.00 - 17.30
Sunday - closed

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