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Archive of Hope in the Dark

  • Make 2017 a Year of Resistance!

    Haymarket author and people's historian Howard Zinn wrote: 

    “To survive, democracy needs a truly radical, truly independent press more than ever before. We need to create a culture in this country in which reading and resistance go hand-in-hand.”

    In that spirit, we offer a reading guide for those looking for the history, politics, and inspiration for the many struggles to come. Let's work to make 2017 a Year of Resistance!

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  • The Stop Trump Reading List from Haymarket Books

    Note: Take 50% OFF ALL Haymarket Books through Tuesday, January 3rd! Details below.

    Our slogan at Haymarket Books is "Books for Changing the World." But books alone can't change the world; ideas become a material force only through the people who organize and fight for change.

    In a sense our entire catalog is made up of "books to stop Trump and the grotesque system that spawned him;" we publish books of radical politics, theory, and history intended to arm those looking to understand the world in order to change it.

    In that spirit, we've put together this short list for all of you who are looking for resources to understand Trump's election, how we got to this point, and how we can organize to fight for a better world:

    Hope in the Dark
    by Rebecca Solnit

    Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis

    Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire by Deepa Kumar

    The Democrats: A Critical History by Lance Selfa

    No One Is Illegal: Fighting Racism and State Violence at the U.S.-Mexico Border by Justin Akers Chacón and Mike Davis

    For Young People: 101 Changemakers: The Rebels and Radicals Who Changed U.S. History, edited by Michele Bollinger and Dao X. Tran

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  • Haymarket Books Holiday Gift Guide

    This is the year to introduce your favorite radical books to your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and comrades.

    We've assembled a guide of some of our books that make great gifts, with suggestions for (just about) anyone on your list.

    Below, we offer suggestions for the young person in your life looking for radical inspiration in the struggles of the past, the sports fan cheering on Colin Kaepernick as he continues to kneel for the National Anthem, or the family member or friend who's been asking you what we can do to resist Trump and fight for a better world.

    Oh yeah, and everything is 50% OFF until January 3rd!

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  • Reading and Resistance Go Hand-in-Hand / Support Haymarket Books


    Thanks to all of you who contributed to our #GivingTuesday matching challenge yesterday, we exceeded our goal, and received the $10,000 in matching funds!

    The generosity of our friends and supporters will help us continue to do the work in the new year and beyond. If you'd like to get a taste of what's on deck, check out our Spring 2017 catalog, with new books by Wallce Shawn, Arundhati Roy, Noam Chomsky, Donna Murch, Aja Monet, and many more!

    It's not too late to contribute – if you didn't donate yesterday, please consider making your tax-deductible donation before the end of year – or set up monthly contributions in any amount you choose. 

    Click here to make a one-time donation or set up a monthly sustainer contribution.

    In solidarity,
    The Team at Haymarket Books


    Please help Haymarket Books win $10,000 in matching funds by making a Giving Tuesday donation right now.

    Haymarket Books is an independent, radical, non-profit publisher that runs on a shoestring budget, and we need your help to continue to do the work in the coming year. 

    “To survive, democracy needs a truly radical, truly independent press more than ever before. We need to create a culture in this country in which reading and resistance go hand-in-hand. That’s why I’m a proud supporter of Haymarket Books, which has inherited the critical, fighting spirit of its namesakes.”  –HOWARD ZINN (1922 - 2010)      

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  • 50% OFF Holiday Gifts for the Red On Your List

    50% OFF ALL Haymarket Books through Tuesday, January 3rd!

    Looking for books to give to the radicals (or radical curious) on your list? Look no further than the new HaymarketBooks.org

    Here's the deal:

    Take 50% OFF everything on our new site!

    Get a FREE Ebook bundled with every book purchase!*

    Get FREE Shipping on orders over $25 inside the US.

    We'll be compiling a gift guide in the next few days, but Danny Katch's Socialism... Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation is a great place to start for just about anyone on your list.

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    *That means, if you buy a book as a gift for a friend, you get an ebook to read yourself. We won't tell. Free ebook bundled whenever ebook version is available. All of your ebooks will be stored in your Library on the new site.

    UK customers can get 25% off some of our 2016 highlights, with free shipping from our UK distributor. Click for details.