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News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270
Blackboard background with a quote in white lettering that says, reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.

April 2021 - welcome back, we are open to customers again!

From Monday 12th April you can visit the shop in person again. We are back to our regular opening hours of 10am to 5.45pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am to 5pm on Sundays and bank holidays.

Staying safe & changes to the shop

  • Please wear a mask or face-covering inside the shop, unless you are exempt.
  • We provide hand sanitiser at the shop entrance and elsewhere inside the shop - please use it before handling any books or other items.
  • Please pay by card instead of cash whenever possible.
  • Please keep a safe distance from other customers and from workers, and act considerately.

During the first lockdown we reorganised the shop to make as much space as possible for customers and workers to move around at a safe distance from each other. We have screens at the till and at other work areas inside the shop.

We are not currently selling secondhand books and cannot accept donations of secondhand books, sorry. This is because we are using what used to be the secondhand books area as extra work and storage space, to make it easier for us to work safely, because our back-office area is too small.

We are also not displaying posters or leaflets at present, sorry. This is so that we can keep the shop entrance area as clear and tidy as possible, so that it is easier for people to move safely and quickly past each other as they enter or exit.

Order books for mail order or to collect from the shop

Both in and out of lockdown we have continued to offer our customer order service. We can get many books within a few days from our wholesaler, or usually within 7-10 days direct from publishers or their distributors (unless we happen to have the book you want in stock already).

You can search for & order millions of books via our customer order website (, or browse the book-lists on this website ( and use the email order links next to each book. (Our websites are NOT able to tell you if a book is actually here in the shop or not) If you need a book urgently or by a specific date, please email us to place your order, so that we can first check availability for you and tell you if there will be any delay. If you do decide to proceed with the order we can organise online card payment via Worldpay.

If you can't find the book you are looking for on our order website, please do get in touch, as we can search further for you and let you know whether a book is available or not - our order website database is big, but there's many books that we can get that are not on it.

If you wish to order more than a couple of books, it is very helpful if you can email us instead of phoning. Although we may not be able to respond immediately, we can look up books for you much more quickly and effectively this way, and have clear written details of your order to refer to.

Read more about ordering books from us

Bike delivery to some local areas

We continue to offer bike delivery by Agile Delivery - a not-for-profit cargo-bike service, whose proceeds fund local cycling projects run by Peloton Co-op - for mail-orders to customers in the following postcodes: L1, L2, L3, L6, L7, L8, L13, L15, L17 and L18. We will offer you this as an alternative to normal post if your delivery address is in one of these postcodes. There is no extra to pay if you have already paid postage as charged by our website for an online order, and for orders placed by email or phone the cost will be equivalent to second-class postage.

For online orders, the website checkout form does not have an option for bike delivery. Instead, we will offer it when we reply to your order. To request bike delivery upfront when you order online - if your address is in one of those postcodes - select postal delivery, and use the notes section of the checkout form to tell us you definitely would like bike delivery.

When your order is ready to be despatched we will contact you to let you know when it could next be delivered, and ask if that is ok for you. Delivery runs are usually every Friday, and deliveries take place through late morning and early afternoon (we cannot give an exact delivery time, because order of delivery will depend on what route works best for the rider for that day's deliveries). It is useful for us to be able to give your phone number to the rider, in case they need to contact you about your delivery, but not essential if you do not want that.

Thank you for your continued support, we really appreciate it. Stay safe and look after each other!

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