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updated on 16/07/2020

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WednesdayWe
09:30 – 19:00
ThursdayTh
09:30 – 19:00
FridayFr
09:30 – 19:00
SaturdaySa
09:30 – 19:00
SundaySu
11:30 – 19:00
MondayMo
09:30 – 19:00
TuesdayTu
09:30 – 19:00
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Opens in  3 h 40 min.
3 h 40 min

Description

WORD POWER BOOKS is a leading quality independent bookshop opened formally by Booker Prize-Winner James Kelman on 1 December 1994. Our world-wide online service is an alternative to corporate bookshops that refuse to allow their workers to join trade unions. Unlike Amazon, recipient of 1.6 million taxpayers' money from the Scottish Executive (The Bookseller, 28 May 2004), we receive no state funding. While our site offers you access to all books in print in the UK we remain committed to promoting literature outwith the mainstream thereby making it more accessible and helping to support small presses and new writers. We also provide Platform, a regular column for groups, campaigns or individuals to post articles and foster debate, and a Noticeboard where you can post information and details of events.
WRITERS' VOICES Below you can read comments from writers who support Word Power Books. Many have read at our literary evenings or have participated in the Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair. We do not do this to sound our own trumpet but to demonstrate the support and desire which permeates the literary community for a bookshop and online resource such as Word Power Books not just to exist but to thrive. The world of books is a precious resource: books are not commodities to be marketed on the shelves alongside baked beans.
The range of books we offer gives you fast track entrance to a world of publishing outwith the mainstream, a world where independent publishers, small presses, new writers with no prior sales history, individuals producing their own zines all have an equal voice and sit happily alongside Stupid White Men or No Logo on the shelves. The books we offer you could change your view of the world and make a life-long impact on you. Here's what writers had to say: Word Power Books is not an only one of the last remaining independent bookshops in Scotland, but a hub for independent thought itself. It is a hive-mind of the anti-mainstream and the leftfield


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