The Albion Beatnik Bookstore website (or how a bookshop once changed a light bulb)

The web page of the Albion Beatnik Bookstore in Oxford, now closed (as usual) for business: muses and misspills on books, jazz, poetry, stuff like false flags and smoke screen: was randomly decrepit and proven to be more than neo-bankrupt: it was so analogue it was anal and now deceased.


And Other Stories : started life in the Albion Beatnik with Jericho Sessions, specialising in high quality and often hitherto unknown foreign authors, with a great eye for new writing
Book Ex Machina : quirky book matchboxes
CB Editions : the most immaculately produced books, the best poetry press and small publisher in the UK
Happenstance : another class act, a small poetry press with immaculate values

Daniel Balanescu : Romanian artist based in Oxford […/]
Mark Rowan Hull : performance painting, often interpreting music
Immaginacija : Lucie Forejtova’s bespoke bindery, highly recommended for poetry pamphlets
Leafology : natural beauty products
Chris Vinz : fabulous artist and sculptor based in Prague, responsible for some of the artwork in the shop

Humphrey Astley (Oxford based poet)
David Attwooll (Oxford based poet)
Back Room Poets (Oxford based group)
Jo Bell (poetry, all roads lead to…)
Charles Boyle (CB Editions, publisher)
Will Burns (a poet to watch)
Nancy Campbell (poetry)
Peter Hitchens (a sane journalist still standing)
Oxford Walking Tours (what it says)
George Roberts (Oxford poet)
Spin Jazz Club (the best jazz club in the UK is here in Oxford)
Ulganate (Michael Gills’ type & font design, design for paper & digital media)

News of Albion Beatnik Press

Two new series of titles – American Vintage and British Vintage – 24 titles to be published in 2019

Sarah Gillespie’s Queen Ithaca Blues

“Dipped in song, these are dizzying poems in which lovers are skyscrapers and words walk on wires between them.Bright with horror and stricken with laughter, Sarah Gillespie’s lyrical collection lives in the extremities, dealing with loss, vertigo and joy.” – Caroline Bird