People's Bookshop


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John McDonnell MP

People's Bookshop best sellers 2011

Top 10 best selling new books, from the People's Bookshop Durham:


1. Chavs - Owen Jones (Verso, 2011)

2. Pitmen's Requiem - Peter Crookston (Northumbria Press, 2011)

3. Counterpower - Tim Gee (World Changing, 2011)

4. The Assault on the Universities - ed Michel Bailey (Pluto, 2011)

5. Red Shelley - Paul Foot (Bookmarks, 2004)

6. Swimhiking in the Lake District & North East England (Gilbert Knowle, 2008)

7. Going on Strike - Derek Cattell et al (North East Shop Stewards Network, 2011)

8. Penny Red: Notes from the New Age of Dissent (Pluto, 2011)

9. Rules for Radicals - Saul Alinsky (Vintage Anchor, 1989)

10. Keir Hardie - Bob Holman (Lion, 2010)

However, a good two thirds of my stock is second hand. Amongst those, the following books sold in multiples: 


Arguments for Socialism - Tony Benn

The Far Corner - Harry Pearson

As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela - Mark Thomas

Nantucket and the Angel - Gillian Allnutt

Writings on the Wall - ed. Tony Benn

Dreams from my Father - Barack Obama

The Firework-maker's Daughter - Philip Pullman

The Cat in the Hat - Dr Seuss

The World Turned Upside Down - Christopher Hill

No Logo - Naomi Klein



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Heinrich Heine

The People's Bookshop

Third Floor, The Attic
Saddlers Yard
70, Saddler Street
Phone: 0191 384 4399

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Monday - closed
Tuesday - 12.00 - 17.30
Wednesday - 12.00 - 17.30
Thursday - 12.00 - 17.30
Friday - 12.00 - 17.30
Saturday - 12.00 - 17.30
Sunday - closed

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