Haymarket Books

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Haymarket Books
Parent company Center for Economic Research and Social Change[3]
Founded 2001
Founder Anthony Arnove,[4] Julie Fain, Ahmed Shawki
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Chicago and New York
Distribution Consortium Books[5]
Key people Anthony Arnove, Julie Fain, Ahmed Shawki
Publication types Books
Nonfiction topics

Crime & Punishment

Culture & Media, Economics, Education, En Español, Environment & Science, Globalization & Imperialism, Kids & Parents, Labor movement, Latin America, Literature & Fiction, Marxism & Socialism, Middle East, Palestine, Poetry,Racism & Civil Rights, U.S. History & Politics, Women's rights, World history[6]
Fiction genres Non-fiction[7]
Revenue In April of 2012 Publishers Weekly[8] wrote that [Haymarket Books] reports $1.2 million in gross revenues this fiscal year of [2012], with book sales generating 60% and the remaining coming from grants and contributions. About 50% of Haymarket’s book sales come from Amazon and bricks-and-mortar retailers; the balance is generated by special sales, sales to individuals, and sales at events.[9]
Official website www.haymarketbooks.org

Haymarket Books is a non-profit radical book publisher and distributor. Haymarket is a project of the Center for Economic Research and Social Change.[10] The publishers were inspired by their namesakes, the Haymarket Martyrs.[11]

Haymarket authors include:[12] Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, John Carlos, Amy Goodman, Dave Zirin, Ali Abunimah, Rebecca Solnit, Richard Wolff, Ann Jones, Tom Engelhardt, and Nick Turse.[13]

Haymarket hosts events all across the United States. Speakers have included prominent authors and progressive leaders including Glenn Greenwald,[14] Cornel West and Tavis Smiley,[15] climate justice activist Tim DeChristopher,[16] Arundhati Roy,[17] George Galloway,[18] John Carlos[19] and Amy Goodman.[20]

Haymarket titles are distributed by Consortium.[21]


Time Out Chicago[22] featured Haymarket in November 2011 during the height of the Occupy movement. The magazine said, "what makes Haymarket the most exciting and relevant press right now: the sheer immediacy of its work. In the midst of a housing crisis, it published Joe Allen's People Wasn't Made to Burn. A couple of weeks before the global population ticked up to seven billion, it published Too Many People? And, says, [Julie] Fain, the press is coming out with a short run of pamphlets, introducing some of its books and the ideas in those books to the protesters camped out across the country."[23]


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