Foyles will once again run the festival bookshop, stocking books by festival speakers and others related to the Battle of Ideas 2009 themes. This year the expanded bookshop will include shelves to browse, seating areas to read in and author signings (look out for details at the festival).
If you can’t wait until the Battle to buy your books or you want to read up in advance of the debates, you can buy the books from Foyles directly: browse the books here.
"Just when Kant's formulation that 'the public exercise of reason should be free' had begun to seem so remote and exhausted, the Battle should reinforce one's faith in the enduring worth of dissent and of the free traffic in ideas"
Swapan Chakravorty, professor of english, Jadavpur University