In the age of Amazon and Kindle, it's surprising to hear of a new independent bookshop opening its doors for business.
Hydra, which launches in Old Market this week, aims to specialise in "radical" literature with an emphasis on hard-to-find independent publications covering politics, history, environmentalism and feminism.
Run as a workers' co-operative, Hydra opens between 8.00 and and 6.00 pm Tuesday to Friday and on Saturday afternoons.
The venue also contains a coffee shop and can be hired as a meeting place. As it says, "a space for exchanging ideas as well as finding books."
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