The North London Book Giveaway

Written by: Violet Myers

Anyone who’s ever packed 3,000 books into a suitcase, dragged it to the airport and tiresomely spent 14 hours categorising them in a Greek hotel room knows the convenient benefit of having a Kindle. They’re lightweight, they’re modern, they don’t give you paper cuts, they seem to be the obvious rational step for publishing. But still we resist, Kindle sales fall and we remain powerless to the saucy allure of the mighty physical page. Who can blame us? Books have a long standing romance that no electronic device could ever compete with. That delicious old book smell, that delicious new book smell, the way a well loved collection looks all lined up on a shelf, the way you can take an old favourite into the bath and not worry about electrifying yourself, the way you can revive said old favourite after you’ve accidentally drowned it in said bath.

Book lovers rejoice, the good people of Red Pepper magazine are holding a free book giveaway right here in N1. The company are constantly receiving advanced review copies of different volumes and are packed to the rafters with recently published books from: Pluto, Zed Books, Verso, Polity, Cambridge University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Penguin and others. There will also be the opportunity to bring in your own old books to swap and donate.

Red Pepper Magazine are committed to free education and have already had an overwhelming positive response, solidifying the world’s love of those papery beauties! The event will be first-come-first-serve, so get a wiggle on!

3rd February @ 17:00–18:00
War on Want
44-48 Shepherdess Walk, N1 7JP London, United Kingdom

 

Photos: Michael Barry – with thanks to New Beacon Books on Stroud Green Road.

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