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  • 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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  • Everyday discounts at the new HaymarketBooks.org

    A huge thank you to everyone who made our 50% OFF sale to launch our new website a huge success.

    We've heard from hundreds of new readers who have just encountered Haymarket for the first time, and from hundreds more who have expanded their libraries with new books and old classics! Our top ten sellers from the last two weeks are pictured below, but we sold at least one copy of almost every single one of the more than 500 books we've released!

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  • Craig Hodges featured on Inside the NBA



    Craig Hodges was featured on Inside the NBA's MLK Day Special.

    Watch the video: http://www.nba.com/video/2017/01/17/20170116-inside-nba-hodges-segment
  • 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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