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Badge, 'I support News from Nowhere. Don't play monopoly with small businesses'.

MOL.2013.96.1

About this object

The radical bookshop, News From Nowhere, first opened on Manchester Road, Liverpool on 1 May 1974. The shop moved twice until finding premises on Bold Street, where it is situated today.

It is now owned by a Workers Co-Operative who run the shop as a non-profit community business with proceeds being put back into the business. Since 1981 it has been a women’s collective, giving women experience in running a small business.

During the 1980s, News From Nowhere sustained repeated arson attacks from right-wing fascists and later faced huge competition from chain bookstores and internet book sales.

Despite all of this it remains a successful and important hub, especially to the LGBT community. The shop stocks a wide range of books offering guidance, support and advice and has been the first port of call for many LGBT people on their journey of ‘coming out’.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Badge, 'I support News from Nowhere. Don't play monopoly with small businesses'.
  • Accession no.
    MOL.2013.96.1
  • Type
    Badge
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    1990s
  • Materials
    Metal ; Plastic
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    55 mm x 55 mm
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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