Goodbye Agitprop

LONDON: Agitprop, East London’s leading alternative bookshop is to close on February 5.

Agitprop, run by a collective from a store in Bethnal Green Road, broadened its interests to include being an information service and the home of many East London alternative groups – such as the East London GLF. It has to close because the members of the collective find it impossible to carry on.

Andy and Pauline Conroy are faced with charges of conspiracy to get guns. Ruth and Harris are being hassled over their visas. Under these pressures, they say, they can’t plan for the future.

The Agitprop collective says: “We each feel the need to change in different ways, we feel we must end our involvement in the projects occurring here and help others in the libertarian movement.”

ED: With agitprop closing the laternative loses its major beach-head in the East of London. We would thank Agitprop for being friendly and honest dealers. Without the setup it would be more difficult to start anything new, like Gay News, and we would thank them for their help in giving us information, and acting as a very friendly outlet.

Publications

19720914-10AGITPROP BOOKSHOP
I Give You Oscar Wilde 40p.
A Gay Manifesto 5p.
Gay Manifesto (GLF London) lOp The Sexual Struggle of Youth 37%p Oscar Wilde 60p.
Come Together 5p.
and many more books, pamphlets, papers and posters at the shop or by post from 24B (GN) Bethnal Green Road, London E2.

Gay Books & Novels.
The Other Love by H.Montgomery Hyde, 75p.
The Unrecorded Life of Oscar Wilde by Rupert Croft-Cooke, £3.50.
The Wild Boys by William S.Burroughs, £2.50.
Oscar Widle by Philippe Jullian, 60p.
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall, 50p.
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann, 30p.
I Give You Oscar Wilde by Desmond Hall. 40p
All obtainable by post from: Books,
84 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds 2. Tel; 42483. Ad 10 % to cover post and packing.

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