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

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

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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’.