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The Idler - and Books on Idling - The Idler is a magazine (in book format) that celebrates freedom, fun & the fine art of doing nothing.

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 10 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Idler 45: The Utopia Issue by Tom Hodgkinson (Editor)
    The Idler 45: The Utopia Issue - by Tom Hodgkinson (Editor)

    £25.00   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780954845636 | ISBN 10: 0954845633

    Idler 45 is a sumptuously produced collection of essays loosely themed around the idea of utopia. As well as fresh modern contributions, we have republished excerpts from Thomas More's Utopia and William Morris's News From Nowhere.  It features a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Idler 44: Mind Your Business - Small Enterprise as Liberating Strategy by Tom Hodgkinson (Editor)
    The Idler 44: Mind Your Business - Small Enterprise as Liberating Strategy - by Tom Hodgkinson (Editor)

    £25.00   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780954845629 | ISBN 10: 0954845625

    The 2011 issue of the Idler is devoted to the idea of small business as an alternative to the grind of the nine-to-five.  There is an introduction by editor Tom Hodgkinson who attempts to outline a idler's business ethic. Tom also tells t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Idler 43: Back to the Land by Edited by Tom Hodgkinson
    The Idler 43: Back to the Land - by Edited by Tom Hodgkinson

    £25.00   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780954845612 | ISBN 10: 0954845617

    This is the 2010 edition of the Idler. It is bound in fine cloth and printed on exceptionally high quality paper.  It features a major interview with David Hockney about the historical shifts in control of images. There are essays on the land an ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Apology for Idlers by Robert Louis Stevenson
    An Apology for Idlers - by Robert Louis Stevenson

    £4.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141043968 | ISBN 10: 0141043962

    An irresistible invitation to reject the work ethic and enjoy life's simple pleasures (such as laughing, drinking and lying in the open air), Robert Louis Stevenson's witty and seminal essay on the joys of idleness is accompanied here by his writings ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book of Idle Pleasures by Edited by Dan Kieran and Tom Hodgkinson
    The Book of Idle Pleasures - by Edited by Dan Kieran and Tom Hodgkinson

    £14.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780091923327 | ISBN 10: 0091923328

    The Book of Idle Pleasures is a restorative gift book for the stressed out, tired and hassled. An antidote to our non-stop culture, it is a welcome compedium of timeless delights.   The book lists and reflects on 75 simple pastimes and proves that ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to be Free by Tom Hodgkinson
    How to be Free - by Tom Hodgkinson

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780141022024 | ISBN 10: 0141022027

    Have you ever wondered why you bother to go to work? Why so much of consumer culture is crap? Whether there might be a better, freer, happier way to live our lives? If so, this book is for you.  Following up his cult bestseller How To Be Idle, T ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Idler 39 (Spring 2007) Lie Back and Protest by Edited by Tom Hodgkinson
    The Idler 39 (Spring 2007) Lie Back and Protest - by Edited by Tom Hodgkinson

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780091916503 | ISBN 10: 009191650x

    We are all agreed that there's a lot to complain about in contemporary society. Boredom, exploitation, an explosion of legislation and interference with our everyday freedoms: central government and big business seem to make life more difficult with ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Idler 38 (Winter 2006) The Green Man by Edited by Tom Hodgkinson
    The Idler 38 (Winter 2006) The Green Man - by Edited by Tom Hodgkinson

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780091916497 | ISBN 10: 0091916496

    In Issue 38 The Green Man: We look at "green" issues, and argues that idleness is eco-friendly... Gaia scientist Stephan Harding writes in why inaction will save the planet... Richard Benson, author of The Farm, struggles to create a wild flower mead ... more

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  • Cover image of book Idler 37 (Spring 2006): Childish Things by Edited by Tom Hodgkinson
    Idler 37 (Spring 2006): Childish Things - by Edited by Tom Hodgkinson

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780091906221 | ISBN 10: 0091906229

    In Issue 37 - Childish Things:  Michael Palin reflects on life without a proper job, A free range education - we look inside Summerhill School, Tom Hodgkinson combines childcare with lying around doing nothing, Stephen Armstrong runs away and joins ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to be Idle by Tom Hodgkinson
    How to be Idle - by Tom Hodgkinson

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780141015064 | ISBN 10: 0141015063

    As Oscar Wilde said, doing nothing is hard work. The Protestant work ethic has most of us in its thrall, and the idlers of this world have the odds stacked against them. But here, at last, is a book that can help.   From Tom Hodgkinson, edito ... more

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