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Thanks for all your support - the sale has been a tremendous success and we hope that everyone enjoys their books! Thank you for supporting independent publishers.

Please continue to support us and come back to our website for special offers, news on new titles and events, and original pieces from our authors. If you sign up to our email list you will get advance notice of any offers and new titles.

And sorry, sorry, sorry to all our Canadian customers. We thought we could ship to you but an insurmountable technical glitch meant that it wasn't possible. We're working on it and we have promised to do a special offer for our Canadian customers.


We're delighted to announce that we are now selling books directly through our website - meaning that we can offer generous discounts and free postage & packing to our customers. In addition, and where available, for every print book you buy you will receive the bundled ebook for free! Over time you can build up your own library of ebooks, hosted on the site, available to re-download as you wish to any device.

To celebrate the launch of our new online shop we will be discounting ALL BOOKS by 50% from the 8th-14th April - THE SALE IS NOW FINISHED.

That means you can buy recent bestsellers such as Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work for only £4.49/$7.47; Utopia or Bust: A Guide to the Present Crisis for £4.49/$7.47; and Arun Kundnani's The Muslims Are Coming! for £7.49/$13.47 - with free postage and packing, worldwide.

We’re proud that our radical publishing has stood the test of time and continues to go from strength to strength. We know that our core readership would like to support radical publishing directly, and we hope that this new approach will benefit our writers, readers, and others across the industry.


In the past year Verso has published many new and necessary books challenging political and social structures. Recent highlights include The Muslims Are Coming! - a razor sharp critique of the War on Terror’s new domestic front; Patrick Keiller’s enigmatic collection of essays about the built landscape of Britain; Lynne Segal’s political manifesto on the politics of ageing, Out of TimeAnabel Hernández’s definitive history of drug cartels, Narcoland; and Élisabeth Roudinesco’s revisitation of Lacan's life and work, Lacan: In Spite of Everything.

We reissued Sheila Rowbotham’s classic text Women, Resistance and Revolution as part of our Radical Thinkers series, and published The Invention of the Land of Israel - Shlomo Sand’s follow-up to his previous controversial Jewish history. Now available in paperback, Philip Mirowski’s Never Let a Serious Crisis go to Waste takes no prisoners in its pursuit of zombie neoliberal economists. All sit alongside iconic thinkers such as Slavoj Žižek, Jacqueline Rose, Frederic Jameson, Judith ButlerJacques RancièreEllen Meiksins Wood, and many others.

Also available at discounted prices, and with bundled ebooks, are Verso classics like Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities, Mike Davis’s Planet of Slums, Norman Finkelstein’s The Holocaust Industry, and Claire Bishop’s Artificial Hells.

But of course, do browse the site and discover your own highlights!

You can read about our new e-commerce venture, as reported on The Bookseller, here. We welcome your feedback on this development—do feel free to contact us with any questions.
Thanks for supporting independent radical publishing!