CENTRAL BOOKS: A BRIEF HISTORY 1939 TO 1999 by Dave Cope
197x127mm, 80 pages, Black and white throughout, Perfect bound, 2000.
Central Books was set up in 1939 as the retail and wholesale outlet for Communist Party and other left-wing books and magazines. This is the story of its ups and downs over the years, and includes the portrayal of an array of interesting and sometimes unusual characters who worked there. The transition to its present position as a successful medium-sized independent distributor provides an entertaining and original perspective on the relationship between business and politics.