Alternative reading

11th February 2005 at 00:00
Since their inception in the 1960s, most alternative bookshops have now disappeared. Alternative Bookshop Online aims to make available publications that mainstream bookshops and websites do not stock.

The catalogue covers more than 30 subject categories, from artdesign and music to information technology and science, and is being continually updated and expanded.

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