We stock a range of contemporary and classic fiction from the world's best authors, from Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie to Hari Kunzru; from Xin Ran to Gabriel Garcia Marquez. We stock award-winning fiction by Richard Powers, Bernardine Evaristo, and more.
We have a range of non-fiction titles covering art, cookery, sport, music, theatre and more.
Our goal is to raise the profile of global issues and promote action for sustainability, human rights and social justice. Consequently, our non-fiction titles have a strong focus on topics like globalisation, politics, sustainability, climate change, campaigning, fair trade, gender, LBGTQI+, race, migration, women, and war, conflict and peace.
Featured authors include George Monbiot, Naomi Klein, and Reni Eddo-Lodge.
We’re also proud of our cookery and garden sections. You’ll find global recipes, vegan and vegetarian cookery books, and books about permaculture, allotment growing, and more.
children's and young adult
We have a great range of global children's books that feature diverse characters. Their stories explore topics like black history, gender, and the natural world.
Our children’s section is organised by topic, and you’ll find books on social justice, race, multicultural families, sustainability, energy/waste/pollution, peace & conflict, migration & holocaust, slavery, and world religions, as well as dual language books in Urdu and Punjabi.
We have a growing list of YA titles, including best-selling novels by Malorie Blackman, and titles in the Ruby Luna series by local Reading author, Tessa Vanuti Sanderson.
In the book shop you will find our resource centre, with over 3000 Global Citizenship teaching materials including books, activities, videos, photo packs and much more. Every curriculum area is covered, and many cross-curricula themes as well. You can purchase all of RISC's own publications from our resource centre, or via our online shop. (Keep link to resources)
magazines and periodicals
The magazines we stock include New Internationalist, Permaculture, Ethical Consumer, Adbusters, Juno, and more.
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If we don’t stock the book you want, order it online from hive.co.uk. Collect it from the world shop free of charge or have it delivered to your home. Selecting world shop books as your favourite independent bookshop means RISC benefits.
risc book club
The book club meets once a month to discuss new and classic international fiction. We aim to support the work of authors from the Majority World, that is, Africa, Asia, South and Central America and the Caribbean, by reading their novels and poetry.