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News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270
Blackboard background with a quote in white lettering that says, reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.

January 2021 - ordering from us during lockdown

You can still order books from us for mail order or to collect from the shop. The shop is closed to the public but staffed every day to deal with customer orders and enquiries, and to receive deliveries.

We can get many books within a few days from our wholesaler, or usually within 7-10 days direct from publishers or their distributors (unless we happen to have the book you want in stock already).

You can search for & order millions of books via our customer order website (, or browse the book-lists on this website ( and use the email order links next to each book. (Our websites are NOT able to tell you if a book is actually here in the shop or not) If you need a book urgently or by a specific date, please email us to place your order, so that we can first check availability for you and tell you if there will be any delay. If you do decide to proceed with the order we can organise online card payment via Worldpay.

If you can't find the book you are looking for on our order website, please do get in touch, as we can search further for you and let you know whether a book is available or not - our order website database is big, but there's many books that we can get that are not on it.

If you wish to order more than a couple of books, it is very helpful if you can email us instead of phoning. Although we may not be able to respond immediately, we can look up books for you much more quickly and effectively this way, and have clear written details of your order to refer to.

Please note that there may be delays in the postal system due to the COVID-19 situation.

Collecting orders during lockdown

We'll contact you when your order is ready to collect, and we will ask you to let us know in advance the date and approximate time that you will come to pick up your order. This is so that we can make sure that we have your book or books ready by the shop door, and also so that customer collections don't overlap.

If your order is not already paid for, we will ask you to pay by card over the phone or by sending you a payment link by email.

When you come to collect your order - please knock at the shop door. We will ask your name and then we will find your order, and hand it over to you.

Please note: - You can only come to the shop to collect something that you have already ordered, and you will not be able to come into the shop to browse. We cannot take new orders and enquiries at the shop door, sorry, it is not practical to do so - instead please phone or email us , thank you.

Bike delivery to some local areas

We can offer bike delivery by Agile Delivery - a not-for-profit cargo-bike service, whose proceeds fund local cycling projects run by Peloton Co-op - for mail-orders to customers in the following postcodes: L1, L2, L3, L6, L7, L8, L13, L15, L17 and L18. We will offer you this as an alternative to normal post if your delivery address is in one of these postcodes. There is no extra to pay if you have already paid postage as charged by our website for an online order, and for orders placed by email or phone the cost will be equivalent to second-class postage.

For online orders, the website checkout form does not have an option for bike delivery. Instead, we will offer it when we reply to your order. To request bike delivery upfront when you order online - if your address is in one of those postcodes - select postal delivery, and use the notes section of the checkout form to tell us you definitely would like bike delivery.

When your order is ready to be despatched we will contact you to let you know when it could next be delivered, and ask if that is ok for you. Delivery runs are usually on Fridays (sometimes Mondays too), and deliveries take place through late morning and early afternoon (we cannot give an exact delivery time, because order of delivery will depend on what route works best for the rider for that day's deliveries). It is useful for us to be able to give your phone number to the rider, in case they need to contact you about your delivery, but not essential if you do not want that.

Thank you for your continued support, we really appreciate it. Stay safe and look after each other!

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