Freedom Press shop reopens following fire

Freedom Press bookshop in east London is re-opening today following a suspected firebomb attack on Friday [1st February].

Firefighters were called to the premises of the anarchist bookshop at 5 a.m. on Friday morning, the Guardian reports, with around 15% of the ground floor suffering fire damage. Police investigating the fire are treating it as suspicious.

The organisation is asking for donations to repair the damage as the premises are uninsured. A post on the Freedom Press website said: "We will be able to open the shop on Monday 4th February for business . . . not quite as usual, but reasonably close. Our stock is somewhat reduced, but now features some interesting fire-damaged memorabilia. As so much of our stock was damaged, we would appreciate any book donations we can make."

Freedom Press owns the bookshop and publishes a monthly anarchist newspaper. It was founded in 1886.





Photo credit: Freedom Press