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ABC's of Anarchy

ABC’s of Anarchy

It’s Alphabetic Anarchy! The only ABCs of anarchy book suitable for children of all ages. This is a benefit production for the London based Rebel City magazine. It was printed offset-litho in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-58-8 Cover Price £6


Advertising Shits In Your Head

Advertising Shits In Your Head combines theory and practice in one short book about the modern subvertising movement. This is one of our co-publications with Dog Section Press. This is the third pressing and was printed offset-litho in Croatia.


Against History, Against Leviathen! by Fredy Perlman

Against His-Story, Against Leviathan! is a 1983 book by Fredy Perlman, for which he is best known. It is a personal critical perspective on contemporary civilization and society. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-31-1 Cover Price £6


Against History, Against Leviathen! by Fredy Perlman,  Hardback Edition

Against His-Story, Against Leviathan! is a 1983 book by Fredy Perlman, for which he is best known. It is a personal critical perspective on contemporary civilization and society. This is the limited edition hardback version. Printed in Croatia.  ISBN 978-1-909798-31-1 Cover Price £8

Emma Essays

Anarchism and Other essays by Emma Goldman

An Emma Goldman collection from Active and Sto citas. This is the second pressing and was printed offset-litho in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-37-3 Cover Price £5

Anarchy Works

 Anarchy Works by Peter Gelderloos

Subtitled “Examples of Anarchist Ideas in Practice”, the ‘Active’ edition of this engaging work, now in its third pressing. Printed offset-litho in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-05-2 Cover Price £5

Angry Brigade

Angry Brigade, Documents and Chronology

A new reprint of this “classic’ from Elephant Editions and Active this time in black! An A5 pocket book. A co-publication with Elephant Editions. Cover price £2


Another Dinner is Possible!

More than just a vegan cookbook! ANOTHER DINNER IS POSSIBLE is a unique two in one cook book and guidebook featuring over 250 recipes for food that’s simple but full of flavour. This is the third version we have printed the first was printed at Calverts Coop in London, the second in the US as a co-publish with AK Press and this new hardback version is printed in Croatia.  ISBN 978-1-909798-40-3  Cover Price £14

Bang Up

Bang-up and Smash by Asbo

Bang-up and Smash is an overview of women’s prisons in the UK and a political analysis of their physical and ideological construction.. Printed in Croatia. Cover price £6. We also did a limited edition with a hardback cover ISBN 978-1-909798-48-9 Cover  Price £7

Bolshevik Myth

The Bolshevik Myth by Alexander Berkman

Beckman’s Diary from 1920 to 1922 including the text known as The Anti-Climax. With a new introduction by Mikhail Tsovma. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-42-7 Cover Price £5

BW 2019

The Bottled Wasp Dairy 2013/14/15 /16/17/18/19

The radical diary for the UK and Europe! The Bottled Wasp diary is a benefit project for Brighton ABC who’s members are responsible for its construction. The 2019 edition theme is Anarchists and has loads of dates and information about Anarchists you have and have never heard of! This will probably be the last Bottled Wasp get it whilst you can. Cover art by Donald Rooum. Printed in Croatia .  ISBN 978-1-909798-55-7 Cover Price £5


By Theft And Murder: A…

Ted Curtis delivers a powerful inditement of the Israel security forces and their political masters from his experiences of an international observer. Ted has a accessible style that can make even the most terrible situations humourous yet still serious. Recommended

Chav Solidarity by D.Hunter

This collection of essay’s pick apart the lived experiences of its author. Hunter uses his experiences as child sex worker, teenage crack addict, violent thug and community activist to examine the ways in which our classed experiences shape the ways in which we think and do our politics.  The author likes to give free copies to prisoners and others without the means to buy them so the cover price reflects this “benefit”. Printed offset-litho in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-78926-890-4 Cover Price £10

Crass Reflections

Crass Reflections by Alastair Gordon

Crass Reflections revisits, revises and extends the text of Throwing the Punk Rock Baby and comes with a lengthy new scene-setting introduction by Gordon. The book has been designed by Russ Bestley, and includes a Foreword by Crass’s Penny Rimbaud. Printed in Croatia.  ISBN 978-1-909798-22-9 Cover.  Price £4.84

Durruti 1896 - 1936

Durruti 1896 – 1936

A gorgeous hard back photographic story go Durrutti’s life and his role in the Spanish Civil War. The first edition was copublished by five different publishers from different European countries. Active was the UK contributor. The book was put together by the wonderful L’insomniaque from France. No longer available.

Eat like it Matters copy

Eat Like it Matters by Isy Morgenmuffel

Eat Like It Matters is full of information but also encourages us to stop stressing and giving each other a hard time about food and instead build a better food culture together. An A6 pocket book. ISBN 978-1-909798-40-3 Cover Price £5

Ego and Own

The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner

Described as the most radical book ever, The Ego And Its Own challenges thousands of years of religious, philosophical, and political depreciation of the individual. Printed in Croatia. Limited hardback edition cover price £7  ISBN 978-1-909798-26-7 Cover Price £6


Emma Goldman’s Living My Life, 3 Volume set

Emma Goldman’a autobiographical work in three purple parts! Printed offset-litho in Croatia.


The End of Anarchism by Galliani

Described by Errico Malatesta as  “a lucid statement of the ever present problems of anarchism in relation to the would-be revolutionary movements”. This is a co-publication with Elephant Editions. Printed in Croatia. Cover price £5


The Failure of Nonviolence

From the Arab Spring to the plaza occupation movement in Spain, the student movement in the UK and Occupy in the US, many new social movements have started peacefully, only to adopt a diversity of tactics as they grew in strength and collective experiences. This is Peter Gelderloos’s latest offering on a topic he covered in his How Nonviolence Protects the State  published a few years ago. This version was printed offset-litho in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-03-8   Cover Price £6

Lisa Fannen’s first poetry book.

Faultline by Lisa Fannen

Lisa Fannen is a vital, new voice in British poetry, with the courage to stand where the tectonic plates of internal and external forces collide. Faultline is richly diverse, with poems drawing on acute observation and personal experiences in the UK and US (including bereavement and work at a herbal foot clinic on Skid Row), which are interwoven with other important political poems, many meticulously researched and written in response to events of national and global significance, such as the Hillsborough Final Inquest Verdict and the Fukushima nuclear disaster.  Printed offsetlitho in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-59-5 Cover Price £5

Feeding Masses

Feeding the Masses by Isy Morgenmuffel

A guide to mass vegan catering by the Anarchist Teapot Mobile Kitchen. An A5 pamphlet, printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-14-4  Cover Price £2


God and the State, Mikhail Bakunin

This pocket book starts with the essay “A great thinker or a man of action – how did Bakunin shape anarchism in the 19th century?” by Vyvian Raoul and is followed by Bakunin’s best known work the unfinished “God and the State”.  ISBN 978-1-909798-23-6 Cover Price £3

IRSM 1st May Group

The International Revolutionary Movement: 1st of May Group.

A study of the origins and development of the revolutionary anarchist movement in Europe 1945-73 with particular reference to the First of May Group. Edited by Albert Meltzer. An A5 pocket book one of our co-publications with Elephant Editions. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-45-8 Cover Price £3


Jacob by Bernard Thomas 

The amazing story of illegalist Alexander Marius Jacob. This is the most complete English translation of the story of Marius Jacob available. A co-publication with Elephant Editions.  Printed in Croatia, ISBN 978-1-909798-15-1 Cover Price £6

How Nonviolence Protects

How Nonviolence Protects The State

” In a call bound to stir controversy and lively debate, Peter Gelderloos invites activists to consider diverse tactics, passionately arguing that exclusive nonviolence often acts to reinforce the same structures of oppression that activists seek to overthrow.” The first European pressing of this much discussed book we have borrowed the new 2018 Detritus Books layout of this book. Printed in Croatia.  ISBN 978-1-909798-57-1 Cover Price £6

Last of the Hippies

The Last of the Hippies by Penny Rimbaud.

An updated pocket book size version of this seminal anarcho-punk essay by Crass drummer and writer Penny. Printed in  Croatia. £1.50 cover price.

 The Machine and its Discontents, A Fredy Perlman Anthology

A long overdue anthology of Fredy Perlman work co-published with Theory and Practice. This collection includes the best and most relevant of Perlman’s work and came with the blessing of and indeed help from Lorraine Perlman. Titled “The Machine and its Discontents” the book includes most of the essays that have for some time only been available as pamphlets.  A limited number of Hardback versions are available. Printed offset litho in Croatia.  ISBN 978-0-9956609-7-7 Cover Price £7


Margins and Murmurations by Otter Lieffe

This is the story of Ash, a trans woman and healer living in a corner of Europe controlled by a militarised state in the near future! We published this as a benefit for Trans Prisoner Support Work. Printed in Croatia. Cover price £12

My Disillusionment in Russia

My Disillusionment in Russia by Emma Goldman

Emma’s classic account of what went wrong with the communist revolution in Russia with a new introduction by Mikhail Tsovma. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-41-0 Cover Price £6

Nietzsche and A

Nietzsche and Anarchy by Shahin

Psychology for free spirits, ontology for social war.  An introduction to Nietzsche and how his ideas relate to anarchism. A co-publication with Elephant Editions. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-32-8 Cover Price £5

NO Against Adults S

No! Against Adult Supremacy

A collection of articles and artwork from the zine of the same name, No! Against Adult Supremacy covering all kinds of subjects. One of our co-publications with Dog Section Press. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-0-993543-53-1  Cover Price £6

Punk Matters by Gerfried. Ambrosch

Punk Matters is  acollection of interviews with punk artisits and activists, conducted between 2011 and 2017 with an introduction and analysis of the genesis and politics of punk. Printed offset litho in Croatia.  ISBN 978-1-909798-61-8 Cover Price £7

Russian Counter

The Russian Counter Revolution

A pocket book description of the attacks by the Bolshevik state against the revolutionaries and people of Russia and a look at the anarchists of the time.  ISBN 978-1-909798-54-0 Cover Price £6

Soy not Oi 2

Soy Not Oi 2

Soy Not Oi 2 is a new project to celebrate the 25th year of the infamous Soy Not Oi Cookbook and to pay tribute to our dear friend Joel Olson who passed in 2012. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-13-7 Cover Price £8

Tales from the Punkside

Tales From The Punkside

An eclectic collection of academic articles, personal recollections, short stories, artwork, poetry and more. An anthology of work about Punk. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-07-6 Cover Price £5

Tame Words

Tame Words From a Wild Heart

The first collection of Jean ‘Elephant Editions’ Weir’s writings. An A5 book. Printed in Croatia. ISBN 978-1-909798-16-8 Cover Price £3


Threads, feminist health, politics & experiences

Threads combines quotes, excerpts, writings, personal stories and images to explore different experiences of the menstrual cycle and to take a critical look at how western medicine defines women’s bodies and experiences. Printed in Croatia.  ISBN 978-1-909798-08-3 Cover Price £5

Wonderful Copenhagen

Wonderfull Copenhagen

An Epilogue for Humankind! A post-apocalyptic tale about how The War on Terror ended, set in the abandoned Metropolis of Copenhagen. Full colour comic we published the English language version as a benefit for Haven Books to Prisoners Distribution. Printed by Calverts Co-op in Hackney. ISBN 978-1-909798-00-7 Cover Price £8

Zapata of Mex

Zapata of Mexico

Written by Peter Newell. We have republished this with Freedom Press because this is the best book I have come across about Zapata.

Zounds Demyst

Zounds Demystified

Subtitled “Lyrics and Notes” this is effectively the story of Zounds and the times that spawned them by Steve Lake the lyricist and “main man” of the band! We didn’t think much of the cover artwork so we made a garish punk rock version and then a second one and added a reversible dust jacket to this book so you now have the choice of three covers!  ISBN 978-1-909798-01-4 Cover Price £5