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|Parent company||Center for Economic Research and Social Change|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Distribution||Consortium Book Sales & Distribution|
Haymarket Books was founded in 2001, and named in memory of the "Haymarket Martyrs" - five anarchist labor activists given the death penalty after the Haymarket Riot and now generally believed to have been innocent.
Haymarket publishes nonfiction from a left-wing or socialist perspective, with subjects focusing primarily on history and politics. It publishes both original work and out-of-print "classics." In addition to books, it publishes a magazine, International Socialist Review, audio tapes, and political buttons.
Original works on Marxism and socialism include pamphlets and books by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Leon Trotsky, Vladimir Lenin, and Rosa Luxemburg such as Marx's Das Kapital, the The Communist Manifesto, Engel's Socialism Utopian and Scientific, and Trotsky's Literature and Revolution. Books on socialism, Marxism, and Leninism by contemporary socialists are also included. Haymarket also publishes accounts of various revolutions such as Alexander Rabinowitch's The Bolsheviks Come to Power, Building the Party and All Power to the Soviets by Tony Cliff about the Russian Revolution, along with books about the Spanish Revolution and the German Revolution.
Topics of books published
Haymarket Books publishes a range of titles, including books about contemporary politics, such as Noam Chomsky's Hopes and Prospects, Arundhati Roy's Field Notes on Democracy, and Amy Goodman's Breaking the Sound Barrier.