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Dave Harwood
17 Oct 2023 at 10:35
I found an article in the ‘Manchester Evening News’ dated 13th April 1990: “A RADICAL bookshop is appealing for help to enable it see out another chapter. Grass Roots Bookshop in Newton Street, Piccadilly, which claims to be the only radical community bookshop in the city, has been going for 18 years but is now in deep financial trouble. Grass Roots, a workers’ co-operative, specialises in books that other shops often do not stock. Irish books and volumes on sexual politics, political theory, black history and rights guides. Until recently it looked close to liquidation. But a caretaker group has been able to raise enough money to keep it trading and three staff recently took redundancy, leaving three to run the shop. However, it has made a massive loss and the situation is dire, says Vicki Young, one of the remaining three-strong womens’ collective. Now a public meeting to discuss how, and in what form, the shop should survive is planned.”



1 Newton Street, Piccadilly City Centre / Manchester

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