Sunday, 27 September 2015

Five Leaves bookshop, Nottingham

For reasons that BFTF can't recall, recently paid a visit to the Five Leaves Bookshop, hidden just off Long Row next to the Council House in Nottingham City Centre.

It's a very interesting, one might say rather left leaning, bookshop. Leaving without buying a couple of books was never really an option once BFTF had crossed over the threshold and was inside the store....

Follow the arrows to get to Five Leaves

Prepare to be amazed

Many, many, interesting books

BFTF was also interested to see that Five Leaves sold products by Zaytoun, a company who sell olive oil and other products grown by Palestinian farmers. Their website describes them thus:
Zaytoun was founded in 2004 to support the resilience and livelihoods of Palestinian farmers under occupation through fairly trading their olive oil. Initially funded by hundreds of customers who put up payment in advance of receiving their oil, Zaytoun quickly established itself as a UK social enterprise. With funding from Triodos Bank the company developed to offer a wide range of Palestinian artisan foods, and supported Palestinian farmers to pioneer the world’s first Fairtrade certified olive oil in 2009, sold through the UK market.

The range continues to grow, and is now available nationwide through independent shops, online, in Oxfam and of course through our very active network of volunteer distributors. We run two trips a year for customers to visit Palestine and learn more about life for a farming family there, and bring producers to the UK once a year for Fairtrade Fortnight.

Celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2014, we remain a successful Community Interest Company supporting the relationship between Palestinian producer communities and a growing network of passionate, discerning customers in the UK and Ireland.

BFTF bought some Zaytoun dates (which were delicious and caramely) and some Zaytoun Olive Oil.

Aside from some books, BFTF also bought
some Zaytoun Olive Oil and Dates