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Freedom Library

Freedom Press, which comprises
» Freedom newspaper
» Freedom Bookshop
» Freedom publishing
is a longstanding anarchist publisher based in Whitechapel, East London. Founded in 1886 it offered a much needed outlet for radical ideas and a meeting place for the anarchist thinkers of the day, and we seek to continue that tradition today along with promoting and supporting current social and political struggles. We are the largest anarchist publishing house in the nation and the oldest of its kind in the English speaking world.

We publish a range of radical literature including classics from such anarchist heavyweights as Kropotkin, Malatesta, Rudolph Rocker, Alexander Berkman and Colin Ward, to the history of the Spanish revolution and the Makhnovist movement, as well as biographies on Zapata, Bakunin and Nechaev, George Orwell,  Willliam Godwin and William Blake, and is home of the ever popular Anarchist Quiz Book. Alongside books, we also publish a fortnightly newspaper which remains the oldest and only regular anarchist newspaper in circulation in the UK. It covers all aspects of the anarchist movement as well as news and issues, from a radical perspective, relevant to people’s everyday lives. News articles feature on the home page.

The Press was founded in 1886 by a group of friends, including Charlotte Wilson and Peter Kropotkin, who were already publishing Freedom newspaper, and has operated, with short breaks, ever since. Read more on the history of Freedom here.

Our bookshop at:
Angel Alley
84b Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX.

The alley is next to the KFC by Aldgate East tube station – Hammersmith and City, or District line (Whitechapel Art Gallery exit)

Click to enlarge the map below for directions, or find us on google maps.

Writing for Freedom

We encourage people to contribute to the paper. Below is a brief outline of the type of articles featured in the paper.

News: small articles between 200 – 250 words, large articles between 400 – 450 words
Analysis: longer more in-depth articles about current situations 800 words
Comment: personal or opinion articles between 300-400 words
Feature: interviews, longer analysis 1500 words
History/Theory: 800 words
Culture: films, books, music, media, reviews etc – small articles 400 words, large articles 800 words

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Contact details:

Freedom Press
84b Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX

Tel/fax: 020 7247 9249

Freedom Press Distribution (for trade book orders)

Phone the shop for bundles to sell at 50% discount.
Note that we also have a special ‘supporter’ sub rate. You can also use the Standing Order form to ensure that your subscription always gets paid on time, or if you want to make a regular donation to Freedom. For more details contact: